Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Return of the Jedi


On May 25, 1983, Star Wars cemented its legacy as the greatest movie franchise of all time with the release of Return of the Jedi. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from Return of the Jedi through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

Olivie Blake provides a chilling glimpse into the mind of Emperor Palpatine.
Saladin Ahmed recounts the tragic history of the rancor trainer.
Charlie Jane Anders explores the life and times of the Sarlacc.
Fran Wilde reveals Mon Mothma's secret mission to save the Rebel Alliance.
Mary Kenney chronicles Wicket the Ewok's quest for one quiet day on the forest moon of Endor.
• Anakin Skywalker becomes one with the Force in a gripping tale by Mike Chen.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Tom Angleberger, Kristin Baver, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Emma Mieko Candon, Olivia Chadha, Gloria Chao, Adam Christopher, Paul Crilley, Amal El-Mohtar, M. K. England, Jason Fry, Adam Lance Garcia, Lamar Giles, Max Gladstone, Thea Guanzon, Ali Hazelwood, Patricia A. Jackson, Alex Jennings, Jarrett Krosoczka, Sarah Kuhn, Danny Lore, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Kwame Mbalia, Marieke Nijkamp, Danielle Paige, Laura Pohl, K. Arsenault Rivera, Dana Schwartz, Tara Sim, Phil Szostak, Suzanne Walker, Hannah Whitten, Sean Williams, Alyssa Wong

About the authors

Olivie Blake

Alexene Farol Follmuth, also known under the pen name Olivie Blake, is a lover and writer of stories, many of which involve the fantastic, the paranormal, or the supernatural, but not always. More often, her works revolve around the collective experience, what it means to be human (or not), and the endlessly interesting complexities of life and love. Under her Olivie byline, she is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six. Her other books include The Atlas Paradox and viral literary romance Alone With You in the Ether. Alexene lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband and goblin prince/toddler, where she is generally tolerated by her rescue pit bull.
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Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, Michigan. His short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and have appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy and numerous magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, as well as being translated into five foreign languages. Throne of the Crescent Moon is his first novel. He lives near Detroit with his wife and twin children.
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is an Hugo award-winning author and podcast host. Most recently, she wrote the young adult Unstoppable trilogy: Victories Greater Than Death, Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak, and Promises Stronger Than Darkness. She's also the author of the short story collections Even Greater Mistakes, and Never Say You Can't Survive , as well as other books including The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. She's also won the Nebula, Sturgeon, Lambda Literary, Crawford and Locus Awards. She co-created Escapade, a transgender superhero, for Marvel Comics and wrote her into the long-running New Mutants comic. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.
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Fran Wilde

Fran Wilde is an award-winning author and poet. Her first novel, the high-flying fantasy Updraft, was published by Tor in 2015, and won a Nebula and Compton Crook Award. Her debut Middle Grade novel, Riverland, won the 2019 Nebula, was named an NPR Best Book of 2019, and was a Lodestar finalist. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, four Hugo Awards, four Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. Her nonfiction appears in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and Her poetry has appeared in Fireside Fiction, The Marlboro Review, Articulate, and Poetry Baltimore. Fran holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design.
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Mary Kenney

Mary Kenney is a Senior Writer at Insomniac Games and teaches narrative design at Indiana University. She is currently writing Marvel's Wolverine and previously worked on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Mary studied game design at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was an award-winning journalist with bylines in The New York Times, Salon, and Kotaku. When she's not reading a historical fiction novel, writing a script, or playing an RPG, you'll find her fussing over my houseplants, trying to conquer a Great British Baking Show recipe, or running laps as an excuse to blare Broadway musicals.
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Mike Chen

Mike Chen is a lifelong writer, from crafting fan fiction as a child to somehow getting paid for words as an adult. He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tordotcom) and covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, Mike lives in the Bay Area, where he can be found playing video games and watching Doctor Who with his wife, daughter, and rescue animals.
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