Lots of recent news coming in, so I will start with this small update. Are you, like me, trying to read more or better books this year? Maybe some classic literature? Well, finish it up by the end of summer or put down that terrible translation of War and Peace, you don’t need it anymore! There’s no easy way to put it: there will be at least TWENTY new Star Wars books released this year before the December 18 premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The book series is officially called “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens“. Some will retell the events of the Classic trilogy from the point of view of different characters, and some will foreshadow TFA. Keep in mind that not all will be full-length novels; “it also includes things like YA tales, vehicles guides and sticker books.”
Like other books released with the Star Wars Story Group, this will be part of the new “canon” and will continue to replace the old Expanded Universe.
Click the above Star Wars Official Site, Entertainment Weekly, and io9 links for more, including some authors and book titles!