A New Anthology Will Explore Every Inch of the Star Wars Universe

Image: Del Rey
Image: Del Rey

Following in a grand tradition for Star Wars books, Del Rey, Lucasfilm, and Disney have announced a new 40-story anthology which will explore the stories of background characters from A New Hope.


Back in the old Expanded Universe books, this kind of ground was covered a lot by the “Tales From” series. Tales From Mos Eisley Cantina, Tales From Jabba’s Palace, and all the rest all did a similar thing, within a certain theme.

The new anthology is called Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and it will feature 40 different authors and stories. Not everyone involved had been named yet, but here’s who is named in the announcement:

  • Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

Sale of the anthology will also benefit First Book, a charity that provides materials to teachers serving communities in need. The book will be out in October, but in the meantime, we can re-watch A New Hope and make guesses about what character/location/situation each author is going to tackle.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.


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