Updated: January 15, 2021
STAR WARS LUKE SKYWALKER NOVEL
"Soon to be a spectacular motion picture! From Twentieth-Century Fox!" First Edition, back cover tagline
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, formerly titled Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, is a
Legends novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It adapts the film of the same name, and it was based on the
screenplay by George Lucas. The novelization was first published on November 12, 1976 by Ballantine Books,
prior to the film's 1977 release.
A sequel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, was written by Foster and published in 1978. Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope was later collected in The Star Wars Saga (1983) and Star Wars Trilogy (1987).
Luke Skywalker challenged the stormtroopers of a distant galaxy on a daring mission where a force of life
became the power of death!
Farm chores sure could be dull, and Luke Skywalker was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out
among the starsâ€"adventures that would take him beyond the furthest 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 light saber that had been his father's, Luke was catapulted into the
middle of the most savage space war ever and he was headed straight for a desperate encounter on the
enemy battle station known as the Death Star!