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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by George…

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1976)

by George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster (Uncredited author)

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Series: Star Wars movie novelizations (4), Star Wars (0 ABY)

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Some background, I never seen the Star War movies but I've heard tidbits over the years on what they were about and some of the big things that happen in them as well about characters. With that in mind I thought I would read the original trilogy before watching the movies, especially when I saw Barnes & Noble's leather-bound version. I was surprised how short each story was, but especially A New Hope. How is this a movie that started a cult following a huge fandom? This should be like a 30 minute episode of some tv show. It moves at a snails pace yet things are happening that start off this huge battle and Luke gets pulled in by fucking chance. Out of the three I read I disliked A New Hope the most. I'm glad I read it though to get into the other 2 but wow was it painful to get through. Not enough detail, too coincidental. ( )
  wellreadcatlady | Oct 4, 2018 |
This book was the novelization of the original Star Wars movie. I have not seen the movie in quite some time, but other than a few very minor points, I think this followed the film completely. It was entertaining to read and as books tend to do, it had the reader look more deeply into the thoughts of the major characters. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
Good acting and sound with the exception of however play Han Solo. ( )
  bhutton | Feb 18, 2016 |
Back where it all started... ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Jan 25, 2016 |
This book is one of the older star wars books out there and I think it still holds up to this day. Its a good read and mostly centers around Luke Skywalker, telling a story that you can only get in these older books. I would recommended it to any one look for a good star war book to read.
  ChilledHobo | Sep 4, 2015 |
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Despite some continuity errors with later material, Foster's novelization expands the early Star Wars universe and provides some interesting details left out of the movie.

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Foster, Alan DeanUncredited authormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the entry for the novelization for Star Wars, originally "Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker", and reissued under various names. Please keep separate from the comic book adaptations, screenplays and videorecordings. Thank you!

George Lucas has verified that this work was ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine--and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds.

But Luke got more than he bargained for when he intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke didn't know who she was, but he knew he had to save her–and soon, because time was running out.

Armed only with courage and with the lightsaber that had been his father's, Luke is catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever--and headed straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star...
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Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker is the title of the novel credited to George Lucas but actually ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster and first published on November 12, 1976 by Del Rey. The book, is based upon Lucas' original screenplay for the first Star Wars film, has been published under several titles, first as Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, later as simply Star Wars, and most recently as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This book was published about six months before the original Star Wars movie was released.… (more)

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