May the Fourth
Happy Star Wars Day! To celebrate, we're featuring four books to get you in the Star Wars spirit.
Enjoy, and may the fourth be with you!
Enjoy, and may the fourth be with you!
First up is a new Star Wars book following the events of The Last Jedi. We're excited about this one because it's written by local author Rebecca Roanhorse! We're wild about her other books too, which you can check out here.
From the publisher: The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa: their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia's last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.
From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders, including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.
I Am C-3PO
Next we have the new memoir from the actor who played the beloved protocol droid C-3PO and all his experiences with Star Wars and acting inside a metal suit.
From the publisher: When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels.
In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
With a foreword by J.J. Abrams and never-before-seen photography, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels' vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.
The Princess Diarist
Third, we have Carrie Fisher's reflections on her time capsule journals from the filming of the first Star Wars movie. The book is filled with the trademark wit and humor that made Fisher an icon.
From the publisher: When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved: plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Before her passing, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon was indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.
With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
Are You Scared, Darth Vader?
Last but not least, we have a delightful picturebook featuring the beloved big bad Darth Vader.
From the publisher: The New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents a spooky and hilarious tale that reveals the most-feared villain in the Star Wars universe may not be so fearless after all.