Saturday, May 2, 2015

Short Story Authors for 'Rise of the Empire' Bind-Up Revealed

By: Dominic Jones

Back at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Del Rey announced that the novels Star Wars: Tarkin by: James Luceno and Star Wars: A New Dawn by: John Jackson Miller would be re-released together as a special bind-up, along with three other short stories, titled Star Wars: Rise of the EmpireLucasfilm has unveiled the authors of those three short stories.  They are, Melissa Scott, John Jackson Miller, and Jason Fry.  Melissa Scott is the only newcomer to the Star Wars galaxy, with both Fry and Miller having been involved in countless books and comics before, and she brings with her an impressive pedigree which includes a PhD in comparative history, the 1986 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and over thirty published novels.

Little is known about these short stories, though it was revealed at Celebration that one of them will tie-in to Chuck Wendig's upcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath, which is set immediately following Return of the Jedi.  The cover for the bind was also revealed, check it out below,

The Bind up is slated for a October 6th, 2015 release.


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