Del Rey Books, the publishers of the Star Wars adult fiction novels, are teasing a new announcement coming tomorrow, with the code name "Operation Blue Milk". Del Rey took to their social media to tease the project posting a picture of a manila folder "Operation Blue Milk" promising more details tomorrow and encouraging those seeking out hints to click on the hashtag.
For a long time we've been planning a great #StarWars book codenamed #OperationBlueMilk What is it? Who is writing it? Find out tomorrow... pic.twitter.com/p8gKf64CH1— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) April 6, 2017
Want more clues about #OperationBlueMilk .....follow the hashtag.— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) April 6, 2017
The hashtag has been used by many authors to confirm their involvement in the secret project. This includes previous Star Wars authors John Jackson Miller (A New Dawn), Paul S. Kemp (Lords of the Sith), E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka), Claudia Gray (Lost Stars), Chuck Wendig (Aftermath), Alexander Freed (Battlefront: Twilight Company), Jason Fry (Servants of the Empire), Delilah S. Dawson (The Perfect Weapon), Christie Golden (Dark Disciple), Cavan Scott (Adventures in Wild Space), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screen writer Gary Whitta.
What's this? Something codenamed #OperationBlueMilk. Sounds like the sort of thing I would be involved with. (Which is good, because I am!) https://t.co/wm6DNOpJHd— John Jackson Miller (@jjmfaraway) April 6, 2017
Looking forward to jumping back into the GFFA!— Paul S. Kemp (@Paulskemp) April 6, 2017
Honored and excited to be part of #OperationBlueMilk. #StarWars https://t.co/qoZ7GHVyLH
OK, got distracted having a total fangirl reaction to all the other #OperationBlueMilk author tweets. It's going to be so much fun! https://t.co/88TnyEIcmp— Emily Kate Johnston (@ek_johnston) April 6, 2017
*noisily sips from a glass of #OperationBlueMilk*— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) April 6, 2017
*tugs Jedi hood down over face*
THIS IS NOT THE BLUE MILK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
The carton is leaking! The carton is leaking! #OperationBlueMilk has gone public! (And I guess I have, too. Should be fun!) #StarWars https://t.co/uLZPoOzl3D— Alexander Freed (@AlexanderMFreed) April 6, 2017
The great thing about #OperationBlueMilk is that I finally get to share my great BLUE ALMOND MILK recipes with everyone. So nutritious!— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) April 6, 2017
#OperationBlueMilk "Blue Milk...you left me standing alone...." no that's not right. "Blue Milk: does a body good." No, not it either...— Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) April 6, 2017
You could say I’m over the moon to be a part of #OperationBlueMilk but as you know, that’s no moon… #starwars https://t.co/c87WWnw9af— Cavan Scott (@cavanscott) April 6, 2017
Excited to be a part of a very special new #StarWars project! Check the hashtag #OperationBlueMilk for coming details! MTFBWY pic.twitter.com/r91uu6KySC— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) April 6, 2017
Also using the hashtag to confirm their involvement are newcomers to the Star Wars galaxy, Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death), Madeline Roux (Alison Hewitt is Trapped), Adam Christopher (Made to Kill), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), Zoraida Cordova (Labyrinth Lost), Meg Cabot (The Mediator), and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me).
The Force must be with me, because I get to write for this amazing Star Wars project! Follow #OperationBlueMilk to find out more! ❤❤❤ https://t.co/hcJDa8Yyla— Madeleine Roux (@Authoroux) April 6, 2017
What is #OperationBlueMilk? You’ll just have to wait until tomorrow :)— Adam Christopher (@ghostfinder) April 6, 2017
*whispers * There's an operation. And it involves milk. Blue milk. Oh, and me. 🤐🤐🤐🤐😊😊😊😊 #OperationBlueMilk https://t.co/CRIHwmWu8f— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) April 6, 2017
"He has too much of his father in him." https://t.co/6lNfeTAXvE— Meg Cabot (@megcabot) April 6, 2017
I may be lactose intolerant, but I'm still very excited to contribute to #OperationBlueMilk! https://t.co/jUfhNV9rSL— twenty griffinteen (@griffinmcelroy) April 6, 2017
The number of authors involved has led to reasonable speculation that "Operation Blue Milk" is the codename for an anthology of short stories. Some have suggested that the stories may all be centered on the adventures of a young Luke Skywalker to celebrate the 40th anniversary. The idea of it being some sort of 40th anniversary celebration is intriguing, though, as much as I love Luke Skywalker, I would prefer a 40th anniversary collection of short stories to cover all aspects of Star Wars that have emerged in the lat 40 years. Regardless, we'll find out what this is all about tomorrow.
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