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From a Certain Point of View is an anthology of 40 short stories that was released on October 3, 2017, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The first book in the From a Certain Point of View series, each short story is told from the perspective of background characters in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The title's audiobook version was performed by a variety of narrators.

Publisher's summary[]

Forty years. Forty stories.

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. 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.


From a Certain Point of View was first teased on social media on April 6, 2017, using the hashtag #OperationBlueMilk. The anthology was officially announced on April 7 with the news that it was a collection of 40 short stories, written by 40 authors, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which was released in 1977. The book was released in October 2017.[5] It is now also available as an e-book.[2]

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The book is told from the perspective of background characters in A New Hope. Characters include X-wing pilots who fought in the Battle of Yavin alongside Luke Skywalker, as well as stormtroopers who searched for R2-D2 and C-3PO on Tatooine. The characters who populated the background of A New Hope helped create the world that fans fell in love with, so this book helps flesh those characters out in the official Star Wars canon.[5]


From a Certain Point of View is a collection of 40 stories written by 43 authors.[5] The stories, their authors, and their main characters are as follows:

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 Kabe, Muftak, Myo and Djas Puhr
"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 Ryland
"Fully Operational" Beth Revis Cassio Tagge
"An Incident Report" Daniel M. Lavery 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 (Writer and illustrator) Cassio Tagge
"The Trigger" Kieron Gillen Chelli Lona Aphra
"Of MSE-6 and Men" Glen Weldon MSE-6-G735Y
"Bump" Ben Acker and Ben Blacker TD-110
"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 Unidentified Whill and another Whill

Additional authors were announced prior to the book's publication. All of the authors have forgone being compensated for their writing. The book's proceeds are being donated to First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides books and other educational material to teachers and children's organizations. Penguin Random House has also donated $100,000 to First Book, and Lucasfilm donated 100,000 children's books, valued at $1 million, as well.[5]

In Star Wars Insider 174, Adam Savage was announced as an author for the book, but his work did not appear in the final product.[6]

The audiobook features multiple narrators, including Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Daniel José Older, and Marc Thompson.[7]


Although From a Certain Point of View forms part of the Star Wars canon, it presents several contradictions. As such, Lucasfilm Story Group's Matt Martin confirmed that the contradictions present in the stories were intentional, as that was part of the project's nature.[8]





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