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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, also referred to as Star Wars Trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back, is a Legends junior novel written by Ryder Windham, based on a story by George Lucas and a screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. It adapts the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and it was first published on October 1, 2004 by Scholastic.

The novel was later collected in Star Wars Trilogy: Collector's Edition (2005), Star Wars Boxed Set: Episodes I–VI (2007), and Star Wars: Classic Trilogy (2014). A revised, canon edition of the novel, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, was published in 2014.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

An Empire grows stronger. A rebellion is threatened. A young apprentice learns from a wise master. An identity is revealed. The journey takes a dark turn.

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Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Books
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novelization (Updated Edition) · So You Want to Be a Jedi? · A Storybook · Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure · Golden Book · Illustrated Screenplay · Mighty Chronicles · A Pop-Up Book · Classic Star Wars · Read-Along · Shakespeare · Step-Up Movie Adventures · Script fascimile · Storybook · Golden Book · The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight · Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy · The Original Trilogy Stories · Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy · The Power of the Dark Side
Partial adaptations:
The Hoth Adventure · I Want to Be a Jedi · Meltdown on Hoth · Use the Force! · AT-AT Attack! · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories · 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back · The Chewbacca Story · A Leader Named Leia
Comics
Marvel: 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · Marvel Illustrated Version
Marvel Special Edition · PhotoComic
Infinities: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Manga: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Classic: 1 · 2 · Trade paperback
Special Edition · Annual 1980 · Marvel Super Special 16 · Cinestory · The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
Video games
Arcade game · 1982 video game · 1991 video game
Mobile · Super
Activity books
Book-and-record · Classic Star Wars book-and-tape · Read-Along Storybook and CD · 1980 Coloring Book · 1982 Coloring Book · Mix or Match Storybook · Ultimate Sticker Book · Activity Book
Behind the scenes
Annotated Screenplays · The Art of · The Making of · Notebook
A Journal of the Making of
· Portfolio · Sketchbook · Behind the Magic · Official Collector's Edition · Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars · Chronicles · Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
Guide and reference books
The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook · Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition · Who's Who
The Visual Dictionary (Complete · (Updated Edition)) · Incredible Cross-Sections (Complete
The Complete Saga · Star Wars in 100 Scenes· Complete Vehicles) · 20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine
100 Defining Moments · The Best of · Galaxy Guide 3 (Second Edition) · Super Official Game Secrets
Other material and merchandise
Funfax · Official Collectors Edition · Panorama Book · Radio drama (NPR Dramatization)
Soundtrack · LEGO · Toy line · Trading card game · Illustrated · Widevision · Who's Who
Customizable Card Game: Hoth Revised Unlimited · Hoth Limited · Dagobah Limited
Cloud City Limited · Special Edition Limited · Dagobah Revised Unlimited · Enhanced Cloud City · Introductory Game

Official Poster Monthly: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
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Star Wars junior film novelizations
Original trilogy
2004 Legends editions: Episode IV: A New Hope · Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back · Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
2017 edited canon editions: A New Hope · The Empire Strikes Back · Return of the Jedi
2015 brand-new novelizations: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy · So You Want to Be a Jedi? · Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
Prequel trilogy
Episode I The Phantom Menace · Episode II Attack of the Clones · Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Sequel trilogy
Episode VII The Force Awakens · Episode VIII The Last Jedi · Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
The Force Awakens: Rey's Story · Finn's Story
Other
The Clone Wars · Rogue One · Solo
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