The Empire Strikes Back: From A Certain Point of View Tells 40 Stories From The Same Time Period As The Film

The Empire Strikes Back turned 40 this year To celebrate the film’s big 4-0, the book From a Certain Point of View is a collection of stories that happened during the same time as the events of The Empire Strikes Back.

This is a cool idea with a clever title that is calls back to one of the more famous quotes from the film. While the events of the film were likely the most exciting that went down during the time period. There is so much to explore that fans would love. Judging by some of the chapters, it appears Disney was very open to unusual ideas. These sorts of side projects that sort of back up what is already canon. While I have many, many complaints about Disney this is one aspect of the Mouse owning Star Wars that I commend them for. Another is the most recent rides at their theme parks.

Below you can find a list of the chapter titles as well as the author.

Chapter Titles

  1. Eyes Of The Empire – Kiersten White
  2. Hunger – Mark Oshiro
  3. Ion Control – Emily Skrutskie
  4. A Good Kiss – C.B. Lee
  5. She Will Keep Them Warm – Delilah S. Dawson
  6. Heroes Of The Rebellion – Amy Radcliffe
  7. Rogue Two – Gary Whitta
  8. Kendal – Charles Yu
  9. Against All Odds – R.F. Kuang
  10. Beyond Hope – Michael Moreci
  11. The Truest Duty – Christie Golden
  12. A Naturalist On Hoth – Hank Green
  13. The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2 – Katie Cook
  14. For The Last Time – Beth Revis
  15. Rendezvous Point – Jason Fry
  16. The Final Order – Seth Dickenson
  17. Amara Kel’s Rules For TIE Pilot Survival (Probably) – Django Wexler
  18. The First Lesson – Jim Zub
  19. Disturbance – Mike Chen
  20. This Is No Cave – Catherynne M. Valente
  21. Lord Vader Will See You Now – John Jackson Miller
  22. Vergence – Tracy Deonn
  23. Tooth and Claw – Michael Kogge
  24. Stet! – Daniel Jose Older
  25. Wait For It – Zoraida Cordova
  26. Standard Imperial Procedure – Sarwat Chadda
  27. There Is Always Another – Mackenzi Lee
  28. Fake It Till You Make It – Cavan Scott
  29. But What Does He Eat? – S.A. Chakraborty
  30. Beyond The Clouds – Lilliam Rivera
  31. No Time For Poetry – Austin Walker
  32. Bespin Escape – Martha Wells
  33. Faith In An Old Friend – Brittany N. Williams
  34. Due On Batuu – Rob Hart
  35. Into The Clouds – Karen Strong
  36. The Witness – Adam Christopher
  37. The Man Who Built Cloud City – Alexander Freed
  38. The Backup Backup Plan – Anne Toole
  39. Right-Hand Man – Lydia King
  40. The Whills Strike Back – Tom Angleberger

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A description of each chapter can be found at Star Wars Books. A couple of samples can be found below.

From A Certain Point of View is a great way to honor what many consider to be the best Star Wars film of all-time, as well as one of the greatest films ever in general. I am one of those fans who hold Empire in high regard, it is the best. Don’t let that Dark Lord Darth Jammer twist your minds otherwise.

I wish I could have played in this sandbox and contributed a chapter, but I was simply too busy. The fact that Disney didn’t ask me and has no idea who I am really hurt my chances of being a part of this project.

From A Certain Point of View becomes available on November 10, 2020.

Someone should have adapted the following video for a chapter.

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