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Beth Revis
"You never know. Something small and broken really can be powerful." - Beth Revis, from Rebel Rising

If you’re a fan of Young Adult Science Fiction, you’ve likely run across the name Beth Revis at some point in your interstellar travels. In 2011, Revis sealed her place among the stars as a New York Times Bestselling Author with her novel Across the Universe. Her success bloomed with each entry in the trilogy, and her body of work rapidly grew with numerous short stories and anthology features. With so much time spent taking readers on journeys through the cosmos, it was only a matter of time before she found herself telling stories in a galaxy far, far away. And Star Wars readers are lucky she did.

Following the critical and commercial success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Revis made her triumphal EU arrival with Rebel Rising, a prequel exploring the thirteen years of Jyn Erso’s life between the opening sequence and main events of the film. Revis’s signature YA voice resounds throughout the pages, managing to capture Jyn’s coming of age story as she wrestles with past trauma and questions just how far she is willing to go to resist Imperial tyranny. In addition to filling the gaps in Jyn’s history, the novel is notable for providing a look at the inner workings of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans and their role in sparking the fires of rebellion.




Mere months after Rebel Rising’s release, Revis continued her time in the EU as part of the anthology From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty short stories commemorating A New Hope’s 40th anniversary by retelling key scenes within the film from an alternate perspective. In her story “Fully Operational,” Revis revisits the famous Imperial officer meeting aboard the Death Star. Readers relive the announcement of the Imperial Senate’s dissolvement through General Tagge’s eyes as he contemplates the Empire’s superweapon and discovers an even more sinister power in Darth Vader with the Force choke of Admiral Motti.

Revis’s next EU outing came in comic form with Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a five-issue miniseries starring Star Wars’ most inspiring female characters. Revis penned the script for the fourth issue, which features fan-favorites Ahsoka and Padmé. In it, the senator and young padawan strengthen their bond by affirming each other’s abilities as they prepare for an important meeting and face an unexpected visitor.

Celebrating Episode V’s 40th anniversary, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back collects forty short stories like its predecessor, this time set within what some consider the greatest film in the Star Wars franchise. It’s no surprise that Revis returns to contribute, her story “For the Last Time” providing an alternate point of view to one of the movie’s most menacing scenes. 

Her unique voice and mastery of science fiction enables Revis to capture stories from the farthest reaches of space and bring them to readers. And if her track record is any indication, her time in the EU is only just beginning. Be sure to check back here as our Beth Revis collection continues to grow to galactic proportions.

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Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4

When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Forces Of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Valentina Pinto, Tom B. Long, Colorist, Valentina Pinto
In this Ahsoka and Padme team-up, the brave senator helps relinquish any doubt that the young padawan has in her own abilities. Because of Padme’s faith in Ahsoka’s skills, they strengthen their bond of friendship when faced with an unexpected visitor while preparing for an important meeting with a group of Arthurian senators.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4

When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents, she is not completely alone - Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

Jyn dedicates herself to the cause - and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw's soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in...and who she can really trust.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Forty years. Forty stories.

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Forces Of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Valentina Pinto, Tom B. Long, Colorist, Valentina Pinto
In this Ahsoka and Padme team-up, the brave senator helps relinquish any doubt that the young padawan has in her own abilities. Because of Padme’s faith in Ahsoka’s skills, they strengthen their bond of friendship when faced with an unexpected visitor while preparing for an important meeting with a group of Arthurian senators.

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away…

Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!

Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Press Release:On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents “Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.Forty years of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 40 authors retelling its stories? Sounds good to us.The anthology series From a Certain Point of View is set to return with From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, celebrating 40 years of Episode V and arriving November 10. Like its predecessor, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back will feature 40 stories by 40 authors reimagining the classic sequel through the eyes of background characters — heroes, villains, droids and creatures. Check out the cover below!All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books — valued at $1,000,000 — to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.Always in motion is the future…but follow the hashtag #FromaCertainPOVStrikesBack to get an early sneak peek at some of the authors participating, and come back to StarWars.com on Monday, June 16, for a reveal of the entire author roster.Authors:Tom Angleberger Sarwat ChaddaS.A. Chakraborty Mike ChenAdam ChristopherZoraida Córdova Delilah S. Dawson Tracy Deonn Seth DickinsonAlexander Freed Jason FryChristie Golden Hank GreenRob Hart E. K. Johnston Lydia KangMichael Kogge R.F. Kuang C.B. Lee Mackenzi Lee John Jackson Miller Michael MoreciDaniel José Older Mark OshiroAmy Ratcliffe Beth Revis Lilliam Rivera Cavan Scott Emily Skrutskie Karen Strong Anne Toole Catherynne M. Valente ​Austin WalkerMartha WellsDjango Wexler Kiersten White Gary Whitta Brittany N. WilliamsCharles YuJim Zubkavich