The Star Wars franchise famously consists of a variety of mediums past just the movies — quite a few books, comics, and video games fill in the untold corners of the galaxy, and have arrange the world for the coming installments. Lucasfilm just unveiled its publishing slate that will lead to the subsequent movie, The Rise of Skywalker, and it features a novel that will bridge the hole from The Last Jedi, written by writer Rebecca Roanhorse.
The new grownup novel is Resistance Reborn, set to be launched on November 12th, just earlier than the The Rise of Skywalker premieres in December. The bare-bones description says that it will comply with General Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rey as they “battle to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat at the fingers of the First Order.” Excitingly, the e book will be written by Rebecca Roanhorse, who earned a Hugo and Nebula nomination for her unbelievable debut novel Trail of Lightning, and a Nebula win for her brief story Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM. Her newest e book, Storm of Locus, just hit shops.
That isn’t the solely e book that Lucasfilm will launch beneath the “Journey to Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” label. November will additionally convey Force Collector, a YA novel authored by Kevin Shinick, about teenager who “units out to uncover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi, and what the Force has in retailer for him.” Marvel Comics will additionally launch a 4-issue miniseries known as Allegiance, about the surviving Resistance fighters and Leia’s efforts to “attain out to her former allies, the Mon Calamari, whose shipyards as soon as powered the Rebel Alliance.” That’ll be written by Ethan Sacks and illustrated by Luke Ross.
The publishing slate will additionally embody a quantity of kid-oriented books, image books, and comics, in addition to some non-fiction tie-ins like The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, and others. What’s lacking out of all that is an official novelization of the movie, though Lucasfilm has opted to publish the novelizations for The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story months after the movies got here out.
These new books add on to the already-busy publishing slate that Lucasfilm is overseeing this 12 months. June will convey Alphabet Squadron from Alexander Freed, the first of a brand new trilogy about the New Republic’s starfighter pilots, Timothy Zahn will launch a brand new Thrawn novel in July, and Delilah S. Dawson’s Black Spire is due out on September third, 2019 and will tie in with Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge theme park.