Want a Star Wars story you can start and finish in one day? Not up to a full novel? Try short stories! Here are several collections you can check out:
The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark includes short stories that are retellings of certain episodes or arcs of the show from an alternative point of view. There are stories from Yoda’s pov, as well as Ventress, Count Dooku, and Obi-Wan. I’m especially interested in that last one–Obi-Wan deals with his rage and hatred after Maul kills Satine. As an Obitine fan (there, I said it), I’d buy this book for that one story. But all of them sound great. There’s an original story at the very end, as well.
From A Certain Point of View celebrates 40 years of Star Wars by including 40 short stories by 40 different authors, each retelling a moment in A New Hope by a different, often minor, character. Wedge Antilles, Aunt Beru, Biggs Darklighter, even the monster in the trash compactor get their voices heard in this collection.
Here’s another edition celebrating 40 years of The Empire Strikes Back on the same theme. There are stories about bounty hunters, the Wampa, tauntauns, the dark cave of Dagobah, and more. I’m aboard for this one.
This is an older collection from 1997, and so comes under the label of Legends. Culled from the magazine The Star Wars Adventure Journal, these stories are adventure tales about civilians, bounty hunters and smugglers, and others during the time of the Empire. A bonus is a short novel co-authored by Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole called Side Trip.
All of these sound great, and I’ve especially got my eye on The Clone Wars collection.
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