Back in April, Disney, Lucasfilm, and Del Rey announced the book Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View, an in-canon anthology containing 40 stories told from the perspective of background characters from A New Hope. The book seemed fascinating straight away, but the authors of the stories have taken to Twitter to tease their subjects, and it's becoming clear that this book is going to be a must-read for Star Wars fans.
First and foremost, some of these stories touch upon major characters and events. Perhaps the the most notable of these reveals thus far comes from author Cavan Scott and his story Time of Death, which appears to focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life after being killed by Darth Vader:
FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW IS COMING, PEOPLE!! https://t.co/8evvTgrTnJ #FromACertainPOV pic.twitter.com/2GIdMHbSch— Cavan Scott (@cavanscott) September 14, 2017
Again, there are 40 stories in this anthology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, so there’s a lot more where that came from. How about a story that bridges the gap between Rogue One and A New Hope? A story about Wuher the bartender perhaps? There’s a story that features Boba Fett, a story told from the perspective of the stormtrooper that captured Princess Leia, a story about Lando when he owned the Millennium Falcon, a story about a droid with a bad motivator, and more.
UPDATE: We've also learned that Jon Hamm will voice Boba Fett in the audiobook!
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The pre-order page on Amazon reveals additional details about the authors and their subjects:
• Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles.
• Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot.
• Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor.
• Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin.
• Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter’s final flight during the Rebellion’s harrowing attack on the Death Star.
• Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin.
Additional authors include:
Ben Acker • Renée Ahdieh • Tom Angleberger • Ben Blacker • Jeffrey Brown • Rae Carson • Adam Christopher • Zoraida Córdova • Delilah S. Dawson • Kelly Sue DeConnick • Paul Dini • Ian Doescher • Ashley Eckstein • Matt Fraction • Alexander Freed • Jason Fry • Kieron Gillen • Christie Golden • Claudia Gray • E. K. Johnston • Paul S. Kemp • Mur Lafferty • Ken Liu • Griffin McElroy • John Jackson Miller • Daniel José Older • Mallory Ortberg • Beth Revis • Madeleine Roux • Greg Rucka • Gary D. Schmidt • Cavan Scott • Charles Soule • Sabaa Tahir • Elizabeth Wein • Glen Weldon • Chuck Wendig
Currently, the book is available to pre-order on Amazon with a release date slated for October 3rd. The hardcover edition is currently 31% off, so you can lock that price in with Amazon’s pre-order guarantee. More story teases from the book are available on Twitter via the #FromACertainPOV hashtag.
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