Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a paperback junior novelization of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It was released on May 4, 2017, in honor of the 40th anniversary of A New Hope's theatrical release.
The book updates the Star Wars Legends The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization, which was written by Ryder Windham. Egmont editor Emil Fortune has edited the book to make it fit with the current canon.
2017 sees the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, the film that launched the greatest space fantasy epic in history. To celebrate this, Egmont are publishing a set of junior novel adaptations of the original trilogy.
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