Author: George Lucas (ghost written by Alan Dean Foster)
Title: Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker
Publication Info: New York : Ballantine Books, 1977.
Continuing our way through Star Wars novelizations, my daughter and I read this very first piece of “Expanded Universe” media. Like other novelizations, the book contains scenes that were deleted or didn’t even make it to filming. Also, Greedo shot first and somehow that was never edited otherwise. I find it interesting that with the larger mythos of Star Wars being created that Foster hints at story threads that wouldn’t be followed-up or would end up very different once the sequels and prequels were rolled out. He also tends to use analogies to things on Earth more than later Star Wars writers would do. A significant downside is that Foster’s descriptions of Jawa’s use horribly prejudicial terms.
“Remember, Luke, the suffering of one man is the suffering of all. Distances are irrelevant to injustice. If not stopped soon enough, evil eventually reaches out to engulf all men, whether they have opposed it or ignored it.”
- Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken