Star War: From a Certain Point of View anthology to focus on franchise’s minor characters

Star War: From a Certain Point of View

Have you ever wondered about the lives of the X-Wing pilots who helped Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star in Star Wars? Did you ever want to know what happened to the Stormtroopers who never found the droids they were looking for? Well, now you can. Disney and Lucasfilm are teaming with Del Rey Books for Star War: From a Certain Point of View, a new anthology of Star Wars tales which will focus on several obscure characters that aren’t heavily featured in the films.

The project will include 40 authors working on 40 new stories for the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Authors include Meg Cabot, Paul Dini, Chuck Wendig, Gary Whitta, and Ashley Eckstein.

The idea isn’t entirely new, though. The Tales series of anthologies included several successful and acclaimed stories taking place in the former extended Star Wars universe. Series such as Tales of the Bounty Hunters, Tales from Jabba’s Palace and Tales from the Empire all told some highly revered stories about minor yet intriguing characters featured briefly in the original Star Wars trilogy. However, after the EU was wiped out of continuity due to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, many of those quirky side stories no longer count as canon.

Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View will give fans a chance to enjoy these smaller stories once again and is now available for pre-order.


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  • Sleeplessknight

    Actually, it’s the Disney stories that are no longer considered canon when Lucasfilm completed all their extended universe stories a few years ago.

  • Matt Harvey

    Ahsoka Tano isn’t an author…she’s a character.

  • Bonicushead

    Was Ahsoka added to see if we’re paying attention? The animated series The Clone Wars was far better written, with infinitely more compelling story lines and character development than ANY offering out side of the original trilogy. Lucas BLEW it and Disney picked up exactly where he left off. No wonder Disney cancelled Clone Wars 5mins after signing the deal…it was better work than they could ever possibly hope to present, I wouldn’t want an animated acknowledgement of that fact out there either. I hope these people can present a better offering than Disney…which is a pretty low bar to reach, so I’m sure they’ll do fine. Unless Disney has 100% final control, than don’t waste your time.