From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
New Empire Strikes Back Anthology Book Fills In The Gaps
I am coming to this blog post honestly; I loved the first Star Wars anthology book, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.
And now, having purchased the second edition — From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back — and enjoyed the first few chapters, I present a preview to you!
Back on May 21, 1980, “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” zoomed into theaters with its old-fashioned space opera thrills, continuing the saga that started with “Star Wars: A New Hope” three years earlier.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of director Irvin Kershner’s fantastic follow-up, a new anthology book titled “From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back” (Del Rey Books, 2020) launched on Nov. 10 to celebrate the blockbuster film’s lasting legacy.
This hefty 576-page hardcover is filled with literary reimaginings of memorable supporting “Star Wars” heroes, villains, droids, monsters, and aliens from the movie written by an all-star roster of 40 inspired storytellers... 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.
Meanwhile, Space.com posted a story featuring Emperor Palpatine, as introduced by Mike Chen:
“The idea of writing Palpatine was too enticing,” Chen toldSpace.com. “Especially considering that his moment in “ESB” is such a huge turning point for the saga — it’s the moment that the past collides with the present, where Vader’s allegiances and motivations are truly put to the test. So to get inside his head for such a thing — and, as a huge fan of the prequels and “Clone Wars,” to be able to weave connective tissue across the saga — it was really “go big or go home.”
And there’s no reason to go home, but please do go over to Space.com for a preview of The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View.