“Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View” book will collect 40 short stories about “A New Hope” background characters

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We’re just a little over a month away from the 40th anniversary of the very first “Star Wars” movie, now called “Episode IV: A New Hope.” And in celebration of that momentous occasion, Del Rey Publishing (in association with Lucasfilm and Disney) has announced a new anthology-style short story collection entitled “Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.”

The book will compile a series of forty new tales– from as many different authors– about some of the countless background characters seen in “A New Hope,” almost all of which have received their own backstories before, although many of those were designated as non-canon “Legends” stories when Disney launched the new Star Wars canon in 2012. “From a Certain Point of View” will chronicle the untold accounts of “X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star” and “the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for,” among many others.

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Among the authors contributing to the collection are Ben Acker (“Thrilling Adventure Hour”), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series”), Ashley Eckstein (“Star Wars Rebels”), Chuck Wendig (“Star Wars: Aftermath”), and Gary Whitta (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). All of the writers involved have agreed to have their fees donated to a charity called First Book, that provides learning materials to children in need.

“Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View” will be available from retailers this October.

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