Finally! The stress is over and the mystery solved. StarWars.com published an article today revealing #OperationBlueMilk to be a book featuring 40 stories from 40 different authors showcasing minor characters experiencing the events from A New Hope we were all captivated by growing up.
Here’s a sample from the press release:
Del Rey is going to shine the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View….will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope — from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.
There was a lot of speculation as to what the stories will feature. I, for one, thought Boba Fett would be included and the stories would take place in different parts of the saga timeline. Even Though our speculation is now shattered, I am incredibly excited for this new addition to the amazing Del Rey lineup.
I’m just as excited by the lineup of authors who will be contributing their narrative skills to these stories. Just to sample a few, Delilah S. Dawson (“Star Wars: Perfect Weapon”), ,Alexander Freed (“Battlefront: Twlight Company”), Christie Golden (“Dark Disciple”), Chuck Wendig (“Aftermath”), Gary Whitta (“Rogue One”). Well, that’s more than a few, but there’s just so many great minds behind this book! EK Johnston (“Ahsoka”) will co-write a story with Ahsoka herself, Ashley Eckstein. What?!
And even better, Paul Dini will write a story! Excuse my exclamation points, but Paul Dini!!! Star Wars fans might know him from his work in the old cartoon Ewoks, and the few episodes he wrote for Clone Wars, but I and an abundance of other fans should know him from Batman: The Animated Series. This guy is responsible for some of the most innovative, thrilling, and adventurous stories ever to grace the small screen world of animation. Not to mention his legendary work in the DC Comics world as well. I cannot even imagine the type of imaginative story he will write for us in “Star Wars: From a Certain point of View.”
Just when you think Disney and Del Rey couldn’t be more giving by blessing us with these stories, all of the authors are forgoing their pay so that their proceeds can be attributed to First Book, a non-profit that provides books and other education materials to children in need.
Read the full press release here and head over to Amazon to pre-order your copy of “Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.” The release date is set for October 2017, but hopefully we’ll get a more definite date and story details at Celebration next week. I just might have to use the ole’ Jedi mind trick on the fine folks at the Del Rey booth for a little more info…