In 2017, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Del Rey Books released the anthology book “From a Certain Point of View”, which was a collection of 40 short stories written by 43 authors from the world of Star Wars and beyond.
Each short story is told from the perspective of a background character from the 1977 film, many of which have become fan favorites over the years, even those with extraordinarily little screen time. The book is populated with thoughtful canon adventures, all which truly express what’s so great about the Star Wars galaxy that George Lucas created all those years ago.
Ever since the book’s release fans have been clamoring for a follow-up, and with this year being the 40th anniversary of the sequel, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the expectation was we would get an announcement around that film’s release date of May 21st. Well, better late than never!
Just announced was “From a Certain Point of View: Empires Strikes Back” edition and we’re hearing it will feature some of your favorite authors from the first book, plus some great new ones! Looks like they’ll be releasing the full list on Monday, June 15th, but in the meantime, if you head over to Twitter and follow the hashtag #FromACertainPOVStrikesBack, you’ll see some of the authors revealing themselves prior.
Star Wars dot com had this to say…
“The anthology series From a Certain Point of View is set to return with From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, celebrating 40 years of Episode V and arriving November 10. Like its predecessor, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back will feature 40 stories by 40 authors reimagining the classic sequel through the eyes of background characters — heroes, villains, droids and creatures.”
What’s also great, is that all the authors are contributing their stories free of charge, with all proceeds going to First Book…
All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books — valued at $1,000,000 — to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.
Check back here on Monday for the full list of authors!