Alan Dean Foster, the author responsible for the novelisations of Star Wars and Alien, among many other classic Science Fiction films, most recently turned his hand to the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. If you’re looking to return to the world of the film then this novelisation is the perfect choice for you.
As well as documenting the return to screen and immortalising the iconic dialogue in print, the novel also offers extra details and extended scenes which add to and complement the action of the film, keeping the excitement generated by the film alive for fans.
The style of the novel which simultaneously captures the events of the newest film in the franchise and harks back to stories from the past, is at times nostalgic and lends the characters a history and the legendary status which they have indeed reached in popular culture.
Whilst the novel follows the plot of the new film well and embellishes with details which feel both relevant and times necessary to fill in a gap left by the film, it also acts as a chronicle of all that has past, demonstrating how the characters have been affected and changed by the events which have passed and showing what they do when the force awakens in them.
The novel provides a companion for fans who are looking to stay in a galaxy far, far away just a little bit longer…
Star Wars, The Force Awakens was published by Century in January 2016.