Hey Star Wars readers: We’ve got the scoop on all the great titles coming out this fall, fresh out of Star Wars Celebration. Take a look, and tell us what you’re most looking forward to reading!
If you’re a longtime Star Wars reader, then you’re probably already familiar with Christie Golden’s Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad is a spin-off novel promoting the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II. When it comes to franchise fiction, Golden is an old hand, having written for the World of Warcraft line among others.
Inferno Squad is an elite Imperial squadron formed in the wake of the Battle of Yavin. Their mission is to infiltrate and destroy what’s left of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans, who have vowed to continue the fight after the death of their leader. Battlefront II protagonist Iden Versio is being described as the Imperial’s answer to Jyn Erso or Luke Skywalker, so this promises to be a great read — whether you’re a gamer or not.
The word is that Captain Phasma will play a bigger role in “The Last Jedi”. Her mysterious history is revealed in this Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel from Delilah S. Dawson. Dawson wrote Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon. she’s an established writer with an impressive bibliography that includes novels, short stories, and even comic books.
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View (10/3)
by various authors
This anthology is built around great premise: 40 short stories retelling a different moment in “A New Hope” from the perspective of a background character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions from established voices in the Star Wars literary world, as well as new ones.
The publisher describes it as thus:
“Whether it’s the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.”
Contributors include Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, Renee Ahdieh, Tom Angleberger, Meg Cabot, Rae Carson, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Paul Dini, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Claudia Gray, E. K. Johnston and 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, and others
The Legends of Luke Skywalker (10/31)
by Ken Liu
Details are scarce on this Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel. Liu, who you probably know as the author of The Grace of Kings, announced the book on his blog a few days ago. Given the degree of secrecy surrounding the title, I’m guessing that we might learn a little more about what the great Jedi Master was up during his self-imposed exile. Honestly, though, I don’t know any more about it than you do.