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SDCC: A Look At The 'Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Lineup Of Books

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, July 20 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

SDCC: A Look At The 'Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Lineup Of Books

Stories of Luke, Leia, and others somehow tying to the upcoming movie

Source: Here's how the new Star Wars novels will connect to The Last Jedi

Prior to 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens a series of books and comics were released to build excitement for the movie with the branding Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now that the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga is due at the end of the year, Lucasfilm is at it again with more books under the similarly titled brand: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We already know about one product from this, a comic miniseries called Star Wars: Captain Phasma, but today creative director of Lucasfilm Publishing Michael Siglain introduces us to some more prose offerings.

Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray is a YA novel that will go way back to Leia's teen years, on her 16th birthday.


Siglain says this is where she started and will involve her friends and parents:

"She decides to become involved in the fight against the Empire, regardless of what her parents think. As a parent, what situation does that put you in? Do you want your daughter to fight for what is right, or are you trying to just protect her so she doesn't get hurt? And as a 16-year-old, do you really know as much as you think?"


Leia: Princess of Alderaan will be released September 1.

Also out on September 1, will be another story about Captain Phasma (a novel this time instead of a comic), simply titled Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson.


Like Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Phasma will go back before her debut in the movies. Siglain provides a synopsis of the tale:

"[The novel will] …show how she got off the planet that she was on initially and came to the First Order and what did she have to do to get there and what will she do to protect her secrets"… "It cuts between the present and the past and shows her as this fearsome warrior on this brutal world that she was on. The First Order comes to that planet, and she sees a great opportunity when they arrive".


The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu well explore… well… the various legends about the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker.



The book will consist of several stories from different points of view about Luke, Siglain explains:

"What are those stories that Rey has been hearing, that the rest of the galaxy has been hearing, and what has Luke been doing since then?" … "The framing device for this is there are a bunch of kids on a cargo ship that’s traveling to the casino world of Canto Bight. Someone says something about Luke Skywalker, and they say, 'Oh, he was just a myth. That's just a legend.' And others say, 'No, no, no. I know a story about him'"


The Legends of Luke Skywalker will be released October 31.

Speaking of that casino world Canto Bight (which you could see glimpses of in the behind the scenes footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi), there will be a book titled Canto Bight.



Canto Bight will be written by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller. Why four authors? Siglain is here to tell us:

"You're going to follow four different aliens who will lead you through some of the gambling parlors and the racetracks and, you know, just this beautiful, lush city that's as far from the Episode IV cantina as you can get. This is Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous for Star Wars. But looks can certainly be deceiving, and everything isn't always as beautiful as it seems."


You can take a gamble on this short story collection December 5.

Finally, a non-fiction offering in Star Wars Made Easy by Entertainment Weekly writer Christian Blauvelt.



This beginner's guide to Star Wars is meant to be an introduction to the universe of Star Wars. Siglain had a personal experience to relay the idea behind the book:

"Years ago, I went to a bookstore, and I was looking for a book to give to my wife to kind of get her up to speed [on Star Wars]" … "She had seen all the movies and stuff, but she didn't know all of the lore, and some of it could be confusing. What was from Episode II, what was from Episode III?"


No shelf date was provided for Star Wars Made Easy was provided.

So what are you going to read?



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