One of fantasy’s biggest authors comes to Star Wars – The Verge

Before The Force Awakens hit theaters, Lucasfilm prepared fans with a steady drip of books and comics under the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens banner, telling some of the stories of events between Episodes VI and VII. During Star Wars Celebration Del Rey announced that it would be running a similar campaign to lead up to The Last Jedi with a series of “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” titles.

An impressive group of authors will be writing the books. Most notably, Ken Liu, a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author who’s considered one of the biggest up and coming names in genre fiction, will write The Legends of Luke Skywalker. (He’s also writing a story in the upcoming Certain Point of View anthology) Other authors include Claudia Gray (who previously wrote the Star Wars novels Lost Stars and Bloodline), who is penning a novel about Leia Organa and Delilah S. Dawson, who will write a novel about the mysterious Captain Phasma. Phasma will also be the focus of a 5-issue comic miniseries later this year from Marvel Comics.

Expect to hear more news on upcoming Star Wars books — including those under the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi banner — at the Del Rey Books panel set for tomorrow at 1pm EST.

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