Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a paperback junior novelization for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It was released on May 4, 2017, in honor of the 40th anniversary of A New Hope's theatrical release.[1]

The book is a reprint of the Star Wars Legends novel Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (junior novelization), which was written by Ryder Windham, edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the book fit with the current new canon.


2017 sees the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, the film that launched the greatest space fantasy epic in history. To celebrate this, Egmont are publishing a set of junior novel adaptations of the original trilogy.


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