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From a Certain Point of View is an upcoming anthology of 40 short stories set for release in October 3, 2017, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Each story will be told from the perspective of background characters of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Forty years. Forty stories.

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.


Operation Blue Milk Tease

From a Certain Point of View was first teased on social media on April 6, 2017, using the hashtag #OperationBlueMilk. The anthology was officially announced on April 7 with the news that it was a collection of 40 short stories, written by 40 authors, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which was released in 1977. The book will be released in October 2017.[1]

The first-of-its-kind book will be told from the perspective of background characters in A New Hope. Characters include X-wing pilots who fought in the Battle of Yavin alongside Luke Skywalker, as well as stormtroopers who searched for R2-D2 and C-3PO on Tatooine. The characters who populated the background of A New Hope helped create the world that fans fell in love with, so this book will help flesh those characters out in the official Star Wars canon.[1]


From a Certain Point of View is a collection of 40 stories written by 40 authors.[1] The author lineup includes:

Additional authors will be announced prior to the book's publication. All of the authors have forgone being compensated for their writing. The book's proceeds will be donated to First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides books and other educational material to teachers and children's organizations. Penguin Random House has also donated $100,000 to First Book, and Lucasfilm donated 100,000 children's books, valued at $1 million, as well.[1]

In the Star Wars Insider issue 174 Adam Savage was revealed as an author for the anthology, but ultimately he was left out of the book.[8]



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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View Anthology Book Celebrates 40 Years of a Galaxy Far, Far Away on (backup link on
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amazon favicon From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) on
  3. TwitterLogo @DelReyStarWars (Star Wars Books‏) on Twitter. “Also joining #OperationBlueMilk is cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, author of Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, and 3 Jedi Academy books”
  4. TwitterLogo @Pierce_Brown (Pierce Brown) on Twitter. “Forty years ago today, Star Wars was born, and I'm excited as a Jawa at a RadioShack…”
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 PenguinRandomHouse From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) on Penguin Random House's official website
  6. TwitterLogo @milkfed_intern (Milkfed Intern) on Twitter. “STAR WARS: NOW WITH MORE MILKFED! @kellysue & Fraction are working together on a story for this! #OperationBlueMilk #pewpew”
  7. TwitterLogo @iandoescher (Ian Doescher) on Twitter. “Happy 40th anniversary, @starwars! Thrilled to announce I will be part of @DelReyStarWars' anthology, due out this fall! #OperationBlueMilk”
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Three other authors for From a Certain Point of View. Jedi-Bibliothek (2017-07-12). Retrieved on July 12, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 TwitterLogo @ChristieGolden (Christie Golden) on Twitter. “Yes! It's the 2nd trooper who stuns Leia and says "Inform Lord Vader we have a prisoner." And...he's also in Inferno Squad novel! :D”
  10. TwitterLogo @DelReyStarWars (Star Wars Books‏) on Twitter. “You may have missed it, but our friend #Bloodline author @claudiagray will have a story in Star Wars:From A Certain Point of View”
  11. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter. “I'm with you too! Happy to announce I'll be contributing a story to this special book, #OperationBlueMilk celebrating 40 years of Star Wars!”
  12. TwitterLogo @Nnedi (Nnedi Okorafor) on Twitter. “My story is called, "The Baptist" and this is the main character. #CephalopodWeek #OperationBlueMilk #StarWars”
  13. TwitterLogo @bethrevis (Beth Revis) on Twitter. “I'm happy to announce I'll be working with @DelReyStarWars on #operationbluemilk, the 40th anniversary #starwars anthology! 💙”
  14. TwitterLogo @ruckawriter (Greg Rucka) on Twitter. “Proud to say I'm part of this. #StarWarsDay”
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Cavan Scott (2017-07-05). THE CAVLETTER 018: My Star Wars From a Certain Point of View story. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  16. TwitterLogo @CharlesSoule (Charles Soule) on Twitter. “Announcement: I have a story in the #starwars40th "From A Certain Point of View" charity anthology! Thrilled to help out #operationbluemilk.”
  17. John Jackson Miller (2017-04-07). I return to Tatooine in October in FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW -- and to Star Wars Celebration next week!. Faraway Press. Archived from the original on April 7, 2017. Retrieved on April 7, 2017. "Well, as the headline indicates, I'll be making a return trip to the Jundland Wastes of Tatooine."
  18. 18.0 18.1 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Live Stream – Day 2 | The Star Wars Show LIVE!
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