Star Wars Episode 4 A New Hope Novelization, originally entitled Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, was the official novel adaptation of the film Star Wars Episode 4 New Hope, published in 1976 by Ballantine Books.It contains many scenes and much information cut from the film. The first release in the Star Wars saga, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Alec Guinness . David Prowse, Anthony Daniels, Peter Cushing, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew co-star in supporting roles. This version of A New Hope was later collected in The Star Wars Trilogy novelization.
- Star Wars Episode 4 A New Hope Novelization was ghostwritten by Alean Dean Foster, but credited to George Lucas.
- Like many novelizations, it differs from the film in that it often uses different dialogue, gives more details about characters’ thoughts, and provides more background information.
Star Wars Episode 4 A New Hope Novelization
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 stars 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!
Biography of Alan Dean Foster
Alan Dean Foster is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, a prolific creator of and contributor to book series as well as the author of more than 20 single novels. He is especially prolific in his novelizations of film scripts.