STAR WARS: FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW and #OperationBlueMilk

So this is pretty exciting – I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I’m making my Star Wars fiction debut in the forthcoming 40th anniversary anthology, Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View.

The book was teased this week on social media with the hashtag #OperationBlueMilk, which was lots of fun to take part in. Full details are up over at StarWars.com, but to give you the general gist – this is an anthology of 40 stories, all of which take place during A New Hope, retelling scenes from the point of view of other characters. More information about the author line-up and the stories themselves is coming, but for the moment, the book is out on October 3, 2017. I’ll put up pre-order links once they go live, but for the moment all the US pre-order links are available here. Go, order, I’ll wait here!

It’s no secret that I’m a Star Wars superfan, so to contribute to a project like this – with my first ever piece of Star Wars fiction – is a tremendous honour. I’m also so pleased that as well as celebrating the anniversary of one of the most important pop culture phenomenons in the world, this book is also being produced for a very good cause indeed. From StarWars.com:

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books — valued at 1 million dollars — to support First Book and their mission of providing educational resources to children in need.

There was obviously a sandcrawler-load of stuff online about the book, but here’s the Tor.com and the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog coverage.

More info soon!