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. Each story is told from the perspective of background characters of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

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.


Operation Blue Milk Tease

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 will be released in October 2017.[1]

The first-of-its-kind book will be 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 will help flesh those characters out in the official Star Wars canon.[1]


From a Certain Point of View is a collection of 40 stories written by 43 authors.[1] The author lineup includes:

Title Author(s) Character(s)
"Raymus"[6] Gary Whitta[1] Raymus Antilles[7]
"The Bucket"[8] Christie Golden[1] Tarvyn Lareka[9]
"The Sith of Datawork"[10] Ken Liu[1]
"Stories in the Sand"[11] Griffin McElroy[1] Jot[11]
"Bump"[12] Ben Acker and Ben Blacker[1]
"The Luckless Rodian"[13] Renée Ahdieh[1] Greedo[13]
"Whills"[14] Tom Angleberger[1]
"Far Too Remote"[15] Jeffrey Brown[16] (Writer and illustrator)[4]
"Desert Son"[17] Pierce Brown[18] Biggs Darklighter[7]
"Beru Whitesun Lars"[19] Meg Cabot[1] Beru Whitesun Lars[7]
"The Red One"[20] Rae Carson[20] R5-D4[20]
"End of Watch"[21] Adam Christopher[1] Poul[21]
"You Owe Me a Ride"[22] Zoraida Córdova[1] Brea Tonnika and Senni Tonnika[22]
"The Secrets of Long Snoot"[23] Delilah S. Dawson[1] Garindan[23]
"The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper"[24] Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction[25] Muftak and Kabe[24]
"Added Muscle"[26] Paul Dini[1] Boba Fett[26]
"Palpatine"[27] Ian Doescher[28] Darth Sidious[27]
"Contingency Plan"[29] Alexander Freed[1] Mon Mothma[29]
"Duty Roster"[30] Jason Fry[1] Wedge Antilles[30]
"The Trigger"[31] Kieron Gillen[32] Chelli Lona Aphra[31]
"Master and Apprentice"[33] Claudia Gray[34] Qui-Gon Jinn[33]
"Verge of Greatness"[35] Pablo Hidalgo[36] Wilhuff Tarkin[7]
"By Whatever Sun" [37] E. K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein[1] Miara Larte[37]
"Sparks"[38] Paul S. Kemp[1]
"Not for Nothing"[39] Mur Lafferty[1] Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes[39]
"Rites"[40] John Jackson Miller[1]
"The Baptist"[41] Nnedi Okorafor[1] Omi[41]
"Born in the Storm"[42] Daniel José Older[1]
"An Incident Report"[43] Mallory Ortberg[1] Conan Antonio Motti[43]
"Fully Operational"[44] Beth Revis[45]
"Eclipse"[46] Madeleine Roux[1] Breha Organa[46]
"Grounded"[47] Greg Rucka[48] Nera Kase[47]
"There is Another"[49] Gary D. Schmidt[1] Yoda[49]
"Time of Death"[50] Cavan Scott[1] Obi-Wan Kenobi[50]
"The Angle"[51] Charles Soule[52] Lando Calrissian[51]
"Reirin"[53] Sabaa Tahir[1] Reirin[53]
"Change of Heart"[54] Elizabeth Wein[32]
"Of MSE-6 and Men"[55] Glen Weldon[1] G7[55]
"We Don't Serve Their Kind Here"[56] Chuck Wendig[1] Wuher[56]
"Laina"[57] Wil Wheaton[7] Yavin 4 rebel troopers[7]

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 will be 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.[1]

In Star Wars Insider issue 174, Adam Savage was revealed as an author for the anthology, but ultimately he was left out of the book.[32]

The audiobook is narrated by several celebrities including Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Daniel José Older and Marc Thompson[58]



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  3. TwitterLogo Chris Trevas‏ (@christrevas) on Twitter "What a great book to be a part of! #FromACertainPOV"
  4. 4.0 4.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Yep!"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Amazon favicon From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) on
  6. TwitterLogo Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) on Twitter "My story in #FromACertainPOV opens the anthology by bridging the gap between ROGUE ONE and A NEW HOPE! Pre-order:"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 PenguinRandomHouse From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) on Penguin Random House's official website
  8. TwitterLogo Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) on Twitter "My entry into this amazing anthology--the trooper who turned Leia in...#FromACertainPOV"
  9. TwitterLogo Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) on Twitter "Yes! It's the 2nd trooper who stuns Leia and says "Inform Lord Vader we have a prisoner." And...he's also in Inferno Squad novel! :D"
  10. TwitterLogo Ken Liu (@kyliu99) on Twitter "So, if you know anything about me, it's that I adore the secret life of bureaucrats and Star Wars. #FromACertainPOV"
  11. 11.0 11.1 TwitterLogo Griffin McElroy (@griffinmcelroy) on Twitter "I wrote a story for the Star Wars #FromACertainPoV book, out Oct. 3! It's about a Jawa named Jot. He's a good boy."
  12. TwitterLogo Ben Blacker‏ (@BenBlacker) on Twitter "#FromACertainPOV 10/03/17:"
  13. 13.0 13.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "The galaxy isn't always fair, regardless of who shoots first. @rahdieh #FromaCertainPOV"
  14. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "The last story of the book, is really the beginning of the entire tale. Sort of. It's a work in progress. @OrigamiYoda #FromaCertainPOV"
  15. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Meanwhile, on Dantooine. From Jedi Academy artist/author Jeffrey Brown #FromaCertainPOV"
  16. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Also joining #OperationBlueMilk is cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, author of Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, and 3 Jedi Academy books"
  17. TwitterLogo Pierce Brown (@Pierce_Brown) on Twitter "LET IT BE KNOWN. For #FromACertainPOV I'm telling the tale of Biggs Darklighter..."
  18. TwitterLogo Pierce Brown (@Pierce_Brown) on Twitter "Forty years ago today, Star Wars was born, and I'm excited as a Jawa at a RadioShack…"
  19. TwitterLogo Meg Cabot (@megcabot) on Twitter "Don't forget #StarWars #FromACertainPointOfView will be available 10/3! Worst because…well, you know."
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 TwitterLogo Rae Carson‏ (@raecarson) on Twitter "My poor little #FromACertainPoV character has a bad motivator. Or does he? Coming Oct 3 to a galaxy near you!"
  21. 21.0 21.1 TwitterLogo Adam Christopher‏ (@ghostfinder) on Twitter "My @starwars FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW story is "END OF WATCH", and is about a… reactor leak? #FromACertainPOV"
  22. 22.0 22.1 TwitterLogo Zoraida Córdova (@zlikeinzorro) on Twitter "Tonnika sisters ride or die. #FromACertainPoV is out Oct 3rd! Pre-order ->"
  23. 23.0 23.1 TwitterLogo Delilah S. Dawson‏ (@DelilahSDawson) on Twitter "Guess which character from your favorite cantina I wrote about for Star Wars #FromaCertainPOV... Pre-order here:"
  24. 24.0 24.1 TwitterLogo Kelly Sue DeConnick (@kellysue) on Twitter "#FromACertainPOV"
  25. TwitterLogo Milkfed Intern (@milkfed_intern) on Twitter "STAR WARS: NOW WITH MORE MILKFED! @kellysue & Fraction are working together on a story for this! #OperationBlueMilk #pewpew"
  26. 26.0 26.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "This is Boba Fett. @Paul_Dini #FromaCertainPOV"
  27. 27.0 27.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Get a peak inside the mind of the Emperor. As only @iandoescher could tell it. #FromaCertainPOV"
  28. TwitterLogo Ian Doescher (@iandoescher) on Twitter "Happy 40th anniversary, @starwars! Thrilled to announce I will be part of @DelReyStarWars' anthology, due out this fall! #OperationBlueMilk"
  29. 29.0 29.1 TwitterLogo Alexander Freed (@AlexanderMFreed) on Twitter "I get to revisit a character I loved writing once before. Preorder here: #FromaCertainPOV"
  30. 30.0 30.1 TwitterLogo Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) on Twitter "Joining the #FromaCertainPOV party! Here's a little peek at a story I loved writing -- more in October and hope to see you at #NYCC!"
  31. 31.0 31.1 TwitterLogo Kieron Gillen (@kierongillen) on Twitter "So, who am I writing for From A Certain Point Of View? As if I could resist. #FromACertainPOV Preorder link:"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Three other authors for From a Certain Point of View. Jedi-Bibliothek (2017-07-12). Retrieved on July 12, 2017.
  33. 33.0 33.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. @claudiagray #FromaCertainPOV"
  34. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "You may have missed it, but our friend #Bloodline author @claudiagray will have a story in Star Wars:From A Certain Point of View"
  35. TwitterLogo Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter "Get inside Tarkin's head on the very eve of his triumph in my forthcoming short story. #FromACertainPOV"
  36. TwitterLogo Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter "I'm with you too! Happy to announce I'll be contributing a story to this special book, #OperationBlueMilk celebrating 40 years of Star Wars!"
  37. 37.0 37.1 TwitterLogo E. K. Johnston (@ek_johnston) on Twitter "Hey, Twitter! @HerUniverse and I wrote you a thing. #FromACertainPOV"
  38. TwitterLogo Paul S. Kemp (@Paulskemp) on Twitter "Two words: Gold Squadron. #FromACertainPOV."
  39. 39.0 39.1 TwitterLogo Mur Lafferty (@mightymur) on Twitter "Why *were* the Bith on such a terrible planet as Tatooine, anyway? Preorder #FromACertainPOV here!"
  40. TwitterLogo John Jackson Miller (@jjmfaraway) on Twitter "Tuskens? Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time... a long time. Find my story and more in #FromACertainPOV!"
  41. 41.0 41.1 TwitterLogo Nnedi Okorafor (@Nnedi) on Twitter "This is out Oct 5th. I've given the trash compactor monster from a New Hope a story. 🦑Now you'll know how she got there. #operationbluemilk"
  42. TwitterLogo Daniel José Older (@djolder) on Twitter "Speaking of dewbacks (we weren't but you know): LOOK AT THIS GLORY!! I LIIIIVE!!! AIIIIII #FromACertainPOV"
  43. 43.0 43.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "Darth Vader, please call your HR manager. @evilmallelis #FromaCertainPOV"
  44. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "You're invited to sit in on a VERY important meeting. @bethrevis #FromaCertainPOV"
  45. TwitterLogo Beth Revis (@bethrevis) on Twitter "I'm happy to announce I'll be working with @DelReyStarWars on #operationbluemilk, the 40th anniversary #starwars anthology! 💙"
  46. 46.0 46.1 TwitterLogo Madeleine Roux (@Authoroux) on Twitter "Find out more about Breha Organa in From A Certain Point of View, u can pre-order now :D #FromaCertainPOV #starwars"
  47. 47.0 47.1 TwitterLogo Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) on Twitter "#ACertainPOV. Pre order link!"
  48. TwitterLogo Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) on Twitter "Proud to say I'm part of this. #StarWarsDay"
  49. 49.0 49.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "You might not be familiar with the name Gary D Schmidt. But after this story, to quote Yoda, "YOU WILL BE" #FromaCertainPOV"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Cavan Scott (2017-07-05). THE CAVLETTER 018: My Star Wars From a Certain Point of View story. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  51. 51.0 51.1 TwitterLogo Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) on Twitter "Looked up an old friend for my From A Certain Point of View story, celebrating A New Hope's 40th birthday! Preorder:"
  52. TwitterLogo Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) on Twitter "Announcement: I have a story in the #starwars40th "From A Certain Point of View" charity anthology! Thrilled to help out #operationbluemilk."
  53. 53.0 53.1 TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "There's more to the Tusken Raiders than what you know @sabaatahir #FromaCertainPOV"
  54. TwitterLogo Elizabeth Wein‏ (@EWein2412) on Twitter "um, does this help? *runs to hide*"
  55. 55.0 55.1 TwitterLogo Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) on Twitter "Wrote a @starwars story from the POV of a hapless droid caught up in the Death Star's gay demimonde #FromACertainPOV"
  56. 56.0 56.1 TwitterLogo Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) on Twitter "AND SO IT CAN BE REVEALED. For #FromACertainPOV, I'm tackling a certain droid-hating cantina barkeep..."
  57. TwitterLogo Star Wars Books‏ (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter "The man in the tower @wilw #FromaCertainPOV"
  58. SWCustom-2011 From a Certain Point of View Audiobook Exclusive – Jon Hamm (as Boba Fett!) Leads an All-Star Cast on
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