Star Wars from a certain point of view.

Format: Book on CD 2017
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Summary
Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.

On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary , more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars . Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars :

* Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles.
* Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot.
* Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor.
* Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin.
* Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter's final flight during the Rebellion's harrowing attack on the Death Star.
* Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin.

Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Ben Acker * Renée Ahdieh * Tom Angleberger * Ben Blacker * Jeffrey Brown * Rae Carson * Adam Christopher * Zoraida Córdova * Delilah S. Dawson * Kelly Sue DeConnick * Paul Dini * Ian Doescher * Ashley Eckstein * Matt Fraction * Alexander Freed * Jason Fry * Kieron Gillen * Christie Golden * Claudia Gray * E. K. Johnston * Paul S. Kemp * Mur Lafferty * Ken Liu * Griffin McElroy * John Jackson Miller * Daniel José Older * Mallory Ortberg * Beth Revis * Madeleine Roux * Greg Rucka * Gary D. Schmidt * Cavan Scott * Charles Soule * Sabaa Tahir * Elizabeth Wein * Glen Weldon * Chuck Wendig

Narrated by a full cast, including:
Jonathan Davis
Ashley Eckstein
Janina Gavankar
Jon Hamm
Neil Patrick Harris
January LaVoy
Saskia Maarleveld
Carol Monda
Daniel José Older
Marc Thompson

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 has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children's books--valued at $1,000,000--to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.
Contents
Raymus / Gary Whitta
The bucket / Christie Golden
The Sith of datawork / Ken Liu
Stories in the sand / Griffin McElroy
Reirin / Sabaa Tahir
The red one / Rae Carson
Rites / John Jackson MIller
Master and apprentice / Claudia Gray
Beru Whitesun Lars / Meg Cabot
The luckless Rodian / Renée Ahdieh
Not for nothing / Mur Lafferty
We don't serve their kind here / Chuck Wendig
The Kloo Horn Cantina caper / Kelly Sue DeConnick ; Matt Fraction
Added muscle / Paul Dini
You owe me a ride / Zoraida Córdova
The secrets of long snoot / Delilah S. Dawson
Born in the storm / Daniel José Older
Laina / Wil Wheaton
Fully operational / Beth Revis
An incident report / Mallory Ortberg
Change of heart / Elizabeth Wein
Eclipse / Madeleine Roux
Verge of greatness / Pablo Hidalgo
Far too remote / Jeffrey Brown
The trigger / Kieron Gillen
Of MSE-6 and men / Geln Weldon
Bump / Ben Acker ; Ben Blacker
End of watch / Adam Christopher
The Baptist / Nnedi Okorafor
Time of death / Cavan Scott
There is another / Gary D. Schmidt
Palpatine / Ian Doeschler
Sparks / Paul S. Kemp
Duty roster / Jason Fry
Desert son / Pierce Brown
Grounded / Greg Rucka
Contingency plan / Alexander Freed
The angle / Charles Soule
By whatever sun / E.K. Johnston ; Ashley Eckstein
Whills / Tom Angleberger.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A stylistically diverse group of authors commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Stars Wars film with this anthology of short stories about minor characters from the film. The collection assembles big-name authors from the realms of comics (Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction), sci-fi (Nnedi Okorafor, Ken Liu), young adult literature (Elizabeth Wein, Sabaa Tahir), and Star Wars fiction (John Jackson Miller, Claudia Gray). Fittingly, the audiobook brings in highly acclaimed actors, including audiobook veterans (January LaVoy, Jonathan Davis) and celebrities (Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm). While the pairings between actor and story are adequate, the overall production is more noteworthy for its high-quality sound design. Each story is enlivened by background music and an array of sound effects (alien noises or the shuffling footsteps of soldiers marching in line add atmospheric detail to the narration). Loyal listeners of the Star Wars franchise audiobooks will agree that this is one of the best yet. A Del Rey hardcover. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Star Wars fiction.
Science fiction, American.
Short stories, American.
Science fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Star wars (Motion picture)
Participants/Performers Read by a full cast.
Language English
Notes Title from label.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"40 stories celebrating 40 years of Star Wars."
Description 14 audio discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780451486219
0451486218
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