Quickly following its reveal, Star Wars has officially announced its first slate of authors in its upcoming anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. Readers of The Beat will recognize at least a few names, including Austin Walker (WWE: The New Day) and Michael Moreci (Wasted Space). The book itself is a celebration of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’s 40th anniversary, bringing together 40 authors for 40 short stories, and taking a fresh look at the sequel through its background characters. It’s also a follow-up to the original, which established the same structure to mark A New Hope’s 40th and featured writers like Nnedi Okorafor, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, and Griffin McElroy.
The announcement reveals 40 writers, with a handful of brief story introductions, but also seems to note that more are yet to come, writing: “Today, StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal the confirmed (so far) author lineup.”
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 from:
Tom Angleberger, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, E. K. Johnston, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R.F. Kuang, C.B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View hits shelves on November 10, and is available for pre-order now.
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