'Star Wars' Anthology Includes Stories Told From the POV of a Mouse Droid and Dead Obi-Wan
There is no shortage of Star Wars stories out there for hardcore fans who aren't satiated by the movies alone, and that reading list just got a little longer and a lot more interesting. A new anthology book titled Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View combines 40 stories from the perspectives of characters not named Skywalker or Solo, and casts a new light on A New Hope.
The roster of authors includes comic writer Paul Dini, Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta, Chuck Wendig, Fate of the Jedi writer Christie Golden, and many more, each one writing from the POV of a droid, a Cantina bartender, Stormtroopers, Lando, Mon Mothma, and more. The book is available to pre-order through Penguin Random House for an October 3rd release, but a few details about the stories have been revealed on Twitter. Here are some of the more intriguing takes we've seen so far, in the words of the authors:
Cavan Scott - "Time of Death"
(From dead Obi-Wan's perspective) "My name is Obi-Wan Kenobi and I am dead. I know how that sounds. Crazy old Ben with his crazy old stories. But this isn't crazy. This is happening. At least, I think it is."
Chuck Wendig - "We Don't Serve Their Kind Here"
(From the perspective of Wuher, the Cantina barkeep) "Wuher always told people: If you have a drink in your hand, you don't need me for nothing."
Paul Dini- "Added Muscle"
(From Boba Fett's perspective) "I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the whispers of surprise when I walked onto the scene. That's right, boys. Fett's here."
Rae Carson - "The Red One"
(From the perspective of R5D4, the droid with a bad motivator) "More than anything in the galaxy, he wanted to be sold. Escape the sandcrawler. Fulfill his programming by serving a new master-someone who would clean his joints once in a while, offer a few drops of lubricant, give him a purpose. But time was running out. He was lonely, and he was dying."
Alexander Freed - "Contingency Plan"
(From Mon Mothma's perspective) "Mon Mothma can't actually see the future. She used to know people who could, but the last of them is dead now, too."
John Jackson Miller - "Rites"
(From the perspective of the Tusken Raiders) "It takes more than courage to lead. It takes eyes that are open!"
Even with such short snippets from the stories, this book sounds amazing! Imagine each of these stories as an episode of a cartoon or live-action anthology series? That will probably never happen, but the book did happen, and it's worth clearing a spot on the bookshelf for.