NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors.
On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back
. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back
through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View
features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:
- 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, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida C rdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel Jos 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
All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book--a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies' longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children's books--valued at $1,000,000--to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.