As the release date draws ever closer, our friends over at Random House Books have given us a tantalising glimpse into the world of master story tellers.
This collection of 40 Star Wars Stories written by 40 different authors, each with their own unique style will be released around October 2017. Each individual story will be told from the POV of background characters from A New Hope.
“All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need.
To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books — valued at 1 million dollars — to support First Book and their mission of providing educational resources to children in need. Over the past 16 years, Disney has donated more than 57 million books to First Book.”*
The book will feature artwork by the very talented Chris Trevas:
Check out the amazing story cards below, giving us a sneak peek at whats to come:
But it doesn’t stop there! New York Comic Con is just around the cornered they’ve been given a stunningly beautiful Convention Exclusive Cover.
Quite different isn’t it?
Which story excites you the most? Are you looking forward to a particular writer or character appearing? Get in touch and share your thoughts with us!
*Curtsey of StarWars.Com