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From a Certain Point of View: Star Wars (A New Hope)

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: Book 1

Elizabeth Schaefer

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.

On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars:

  • 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.

Table of Contents:

Title Author(s) Character(s)
Raymus Gary Whitta Raymus Antilles
The Bucket Christie Golden Tarvyn Lareka
The Sith of Datawork Ken Liu Arvira
Stories in the Sand Griffin McElroy Jot
Reirin Sabaa Tahir Reirin
The Red One Rae Carson R5-D4
Rites John Jackson Miller A'Koba
Master and Apprentice Claudia Gray Qui-Gon Jinn
Beru Whitesun Lars Meg Cabot Beru Whitesun Lars
The Luckless Rodian Renée Ahdieh Greedo
Not for Nothing Mur Lafferty Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes
We Don't Serve Their Kind Here Chuck Wendig Wuher
The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction
Added Muscle Paul Dini Boba Fett
You Owe Me a Ride Zoraida Córdova Brea Tonnika and Senni Tonnika
The Secrets of Long Snoot Delilah S. Dawson Garindan ezz Zavor
Born in the Storm Daniel José Older Sardis Ramsin
Laina Wil Wheaton Yavin 4 rebel troopers
Fully Operational Beth Revis Cassio Tagge
An Incident Report Mallory Ortberg Conan Antonio Motti
Change of Heart Elizabeth Wein Unidentified Imperial Navy Trooper
Eclipse Madeleine Roux Breha Organa
Verge of Greatness Pablo Hidalgo Wilhuff Tarkin
Far Too Remote Jeffrey Brown
The Trigger Kieron Gillen Chelli Lona Aphra
Of MSE-6 and Men Glen Weldon MSE-6-G735Y
Bump Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
End of Watch Adam Christopher Pamel Poul
The Baptist Nnedi Okorafor Omi
Time of Death Cavan Scott Obi-Wan Kenobi
There is Another Gary D. Schmidt Yoda
Palpatine Ian Doescher Darth Sidious
Sparks Paul S. Kemp Dex Tiree
Duty Roster Jason Fry Col Takbright
Desert Son Pierce Brown Biggs Darklighter
Grounded Greg Rucka Nera Kase
Contingency Plan Alexander Freed Mon Mothma
The Angle Charles Soule Lando Calrissian
By Whatever Sun E. K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein Miara Larte
Whills Tom Angleberger

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: Book 2

Elizabeth Schaefer

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

  • Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo.
  • Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth.
  • Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision.
  • Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City.
  • Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival.
  • Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales:

Title Author Character
Eyes of the Empire Kiersten White Maela
Hunger Mark Oshiro Wampa
Ion Control Emily Skrutskie Toryn Farr
A Good Kiss C.B. Lee Chase Wilsorr
She Will Keep Them Warm Delilah S. Dawson Murra
Heroes of the Rebellion Amy Ratcliffe Corwi Selgrothe
Rogue Two Gary Whitta Zev Senesca
Kendal Charles Yu Kendal Ozzel
Against All Odds R.F. Kuang Dak Ralter
Beyond Hope Michael Moreci Emon Kref
The Truest Duty Christie Golden Maximilian Veers
A Naturalist on Hoth Hank Green Kell Tolkani
The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2 Katie Cook Dragonsnake
For the Last Time Beth Revis Firmus Piett
Rendezvous Point Jason Fry Wedge Antilles
The Final Order Seth Dickinson Captain Canonhaus
Amara Kel's Rules for TIE Pilot Survival (Probably) Django Wexler Amara Kel
The First Lesson Jim Zub Yoda
Disturbance Mike Chen Darth Sidious
This Is No Cave‎ Catherynne M. Valente Sy-O
Lord Vader Will See You Now John Jackson Miller Rae Sloane
Vergence Tracy Deonn Cave of Evil
Tooth and Claw Michael Kogge Bossk
STET! Daniel José Older TK-7
Wait for It Zoraida Córdova Boba Fett
Standard Imperial Procedure Sarwat Chadda Carl Ashon
There Is Always Another Mackenzi Lee Obi-Wan Kenobi
Fake It Till You Make It Cavan Scott Jaxxon
But What Does He Eat? S.A. Chakraborty Torro Sbazzle
Beyond the Clouds Lilliam Rivera Isabalia
No Time for Poetry Austin Walker Dengar & IG-88
Bespin Escape Martha Wells Lonaste
Faith in an Old Friend Brittany N. Williams L3-37
Due on Batuu Rob Hart Willrow Hood
Into the Clouds Karen Strong Jailyn Cirri
The Witness Adam Christopher Deena Lorn
The Man Who Built Cloud City Alexander Freed Yathros Condorius the First
The Backup Backup Plan Anne Toole Tal Veridian
Right-Hand Man Lydia Kang 2-1B
The Whills Strike Back Tom Angleberger The Whills