Due in October, 'Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View' will feature 40 original tales

By Oliver Gettell
April 07, 2017 at 05:25 PM EDT

Step aside, Luke, Leia, and Han — a new Star Wars anthology book is primed to bring dozens of background characters into the spotlight.

Due in October from Del Rey Books, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View will mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope with a collection of 40 original stories told from the perspectives of the movie’s “unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains.”

Among the tales to be recounted are those of the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star and the stormtroopers who couldn’t quite find the droids they were looking for.

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More than 40 authors are contributing — including Tom Angleberger, Meg Cabot, Paul Dini, Ken Liu, Nnedi Okorafor, Mallory Ortberg, and Gary Whitta — and all have forgone compensation for their work. Proceeds will be donated to First Book, a nonprofit that provides learning materials to educators and organizations serving children in need.

Check out the cover below.

Star Wars: From a Certain Point is available for preorder now.