From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

· Star Wars Book 6 · Sold by Random House Worlds
4.4
65 reviews
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496
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience that sheds new light on the original film.

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

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.

Ratings and reviews

4.4
65 reviews
Jacob Oakes
July 28, 2019
It's an ok book, but my least favorite book of the new Star Wars canon so far. There are some good back stories explaining some details from episode IV. However, I can't read another short story from the point of view of someone in the Tatooine bar where Liuke and Obi-Wan met Chewbacca and Han. It seemed like there were about 30 of those from every person in that scene.
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Kevin Stata
May 3, 2018
The stories are all very well written. I found it hard to put the book down once I'd start reading. The story by author Daniel Jose Older was a favourite. Full of great humour.
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Keith Pirches
January 17, 2018
It's an okay read. Most of the stories are decent. I would only reccemend to those who really want to deep dive into minor characters.
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About the author

Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and author of The Wrath and the Dawn. She made The IBooks Bestseller List with her title Flame in the Mist. Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana on February 1, 1967. She recieved a fine arts degree from Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City, intent upon pursuing a career in freelance illustration. Illustrating, however, soon got in the way of Meg's true love, writing, and so she abandoned it and got a job as the assistant manager of an undergraduate dormitory at New York University, and writing on the weekends. Meg wrote both The Princess Diaries and The Mediator: Shadowland (under the name Jenny Carroll), the first books in two series for young adults which happen to be about, among other things, teenage girls dealing with unsettling family issues. Her latest book is entitled, Insatiable. Meg now writes full time, and lives in Key West, Florida with her husband. Pierce Brown worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, as an NBC page, and as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. He is the author of the Red Rising Trilogy. Morning Star, Book 3 of the Red Rising Trilogy, made the New York Times ebook bestseller list in 2016. Sabaa Tahir grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's 18-room motel. After graduating from UCLA, she worked at The Washington Post for five years. She is the author of the An Ember in the Ashes series. The first book in the series, An Ember in the Ashes, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. Nnedi Okorafor was born on April 8, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Clarion Writers Workshop in Lansing, Michigan and earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois. Currently she is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Her awards include a 2001 Hurston-Wright literary award for her story Amphibious Green, The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for Zahrah the Windseeker, the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for The Shadow Speaker, the 2007-08 winner of the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa for Long Juju Man, the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Who Fears Death, and her science fiction novella Binti won the 2016 Nebula Award (Best Novella) and the 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Novella.

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