Star wars The Empire strikes back : from a certain point of view

Book - 2020

"Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors. On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers recreate an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of its supporting characters, from heroes and villains to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of Vie...w features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists: Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo. Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth. Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision. Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City. Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival. Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship. Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, E. K. Johnston, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R.F. Kuang, C.B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub."--

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Short stories
Science fiction
New York : Del Rey [2020]
First edition
Item Description
"40 stories celebrating 40 years of The Empire strikes back."-- Cover.
Physical Description
561 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Authors
Tom Angleberger (author)
  • Eyes of the Empire /
  • by Kiersten White
  • Hunger /
  • by Mark Oshiro
  • Ion control /
  • by Emily Skrutskie
  • A
  • good kiss /
  • by C. B. Lee
  • She will keep them warm /
  • by Delilah S. Dawson
  • Heroes of the rebellion /
  • by Amy Ratcliffe
  • Rogue Two /
  • by Gary Whitta
  • Kendal /
  • by Charles Yu
  • Against all odds /
  • by R. F. Kuang
  • Beyond hope /
  • by Michael Moreci
  • The
  • truest duty /
  • by Christie Golden
  • A
  • naturalist on Hoth /
  • by Hank Green
  • The
  • dragonsnake saves R2 /
  • by Katie Cook
  • For the last time /
  • by Beth Revis
  • Rendezvous point /
  • by Jason Fry
  • The
  • Final Order /
  • by Seth Dickinson
  • Amara Kel's rules for TIE pilot survival (probably) /
  • by Django Wexler
  • The
  • first lesson /
  • by Jim Zub
  • Disturbance /
  • by Mike Chen
  • This is no cave /
  • by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Lord Vader will see you now /
  • by John Jackson Miller
  • Vergence /
  • by Tracy Deonn
  • Tooth and claw /
  • by Michael Kogge
  • STET! /
  • by Daniel José Older
  • Wait for it /
  • by Zoraida Córdova
  • Standard Imperial Procedure /
  • by Sarwat Chadda
  • There is always another /
  • by Mackenzi Lee
  • Fake it till you make it /
  • by Cavan Scott
  • But what does he eat? /
  • by S. A. Chakraborty
  • Beyond the clouds /
  • by Lilliam Rivera
  • No time for poetry /
  • by Austin Walker
  • Bespin escape /
  • Martha Wells
  • Faith in an old friend /
  • by Brittany N. Williams
  • Due on Batuu /
  • by Rob Hart
  • Into the clouds /
  • by Karen Strong
  • The
  • witness /
  • by Adam Christopher
  • The
  • man who built Cloud City /
  • by Alexander Freed
  • The
  • backup backup plan /
  • by Anne Toole
  • Right-hand man /
  • by Lydia Kang
  • The
  • whills strike back /
  • by Tom Angleberger.
Review by Booklist Review

This follow-up to From a Certain Point of View: Star Wars (2017) marks the fortieth anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Like its predecessor, this anthology contains 40 stories set during the events of the movie, each from the point of view of a different character. Some characters are obvious choices, like the various bounty hunters, while other lesser-known perspectives are those of animals, computers, or even characters from Star Wars comics or novels, all revealing where they were during the events of the film. Exceptional highlights include Catherynne M. Valente's "This Is No Cave," which reveals an exogorth's desire to create a loving and warm space for the little creatures who live in its belly; Austin Walker's "No Time for Poetry," about the odd-couple partnership between bounty hunters IG-88 and Dengar; and Django Wexler's "Amara Kel's Rules for TIE Pilot Survival (Probably)," which presents the highly dangerous, high-adrenaline world of the Empire's pilots. Primarily recommended for established fans of the Star Wars universe, though many stories are well worth checking out even for sf readers who have somehow avoided the cultural juggernaut.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: An A+ list of today's best sf/f writers explore the inner reaches of a galaxy far, far away, which is sure to appeal to sf readers and Star Wars fans alike.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.