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The Force Awakens (Star Wars)
     

The Force Awakens (Star Wars)

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by Alan Dean Foster
 

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams • Includes two tie-in short stories: “The Perfect Weapon” by Delilah S. Dawson and “Bait” by Alan Dean Foster
 
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams • Includes two tie-in short stories: “The Perfect Weapon” by Delilah S. Dawson and “Bait” by Alan Dean Foster
 
More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.
 
Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.
 
So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

Praise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 
“Like all the best novelizations, Alan Dean Foster’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens enriches the movie experience. The novel goes beyond simply giving us insight into the characters’ thoughts, with plenty of additional scenes painting a broader picture of the galaxy.”—New York Daily News
 
“Fast-moving, atmospheric and raises goose-bumps at just the right moments. [Foster] not only evokes entire onscreen worlds . . . he also gives us glimpses of an even more vast, unseen universe.”The Washington Post
 
“Was my experience of the film enriched by the book? Yes. No question. Is the novelization worth reading? Yes. . . . Foster has written a book that captures the spirit of the film, while presenting additional information that helps answer some of the questions that linger.”Coffee with Kenobi

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2016-01-21
Sci-fi veteran Foster (Star Trek into Darkness, 2013, etc.) returns for the novelization of the latest Star Wars blockbuster. For those readers who've been living in a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars franchise has returned with a new film, the first since 2005's Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. As novelized here, Rey is a scavenger eking out a solitary existence. Finn, a stormtrooper who's fled his post, crosses paths with her when he crash-lands on her desert homeworld, Jakku. When he realizes that she's in possession of a droid containing a sought-after map, they team up to return the droid to a rebel base, gaining some unwanted attention from what remains of the Empire, now known as the First Order. As with any novelization, what's sure to attract readers is what isn't in the movie. For example, the book opens with a look at the ruminations of Gen. Leia Organa, and, even though it's a brief scene, it handily delineates where the Empire and the rebellion currently stand—perhaps better than the actual film manages to do. However, some fans may be disappointed to find their favorite scenes offer little additional insight about characters' thoughts, and it's never clear why some moments receive additional detail or flourishes that didn't appear in the film, and others don't. Rey, in particular, comes across as somewhat more emotional than portrayed on screen. Foster keeps the prose steady if a bit workmanlike throughout, but there are a few nose dives into questionably florid prose; in the middle of one sentence, for instance, First Order baddie Kylo Ren is described as "saturnine of aspect, lithe of build, tortured of mien, and troubled of eye." Ultimately, it's the original story and characters from the film that make the book worth reading rather than Foster's contributions. The Force is adequate with this one.
From the Publisher
“Like all the best novelizations, Alan Dean Foster’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens enriches the movie experience. The novel goes beyond simply giving us insight into the characters’ thoughts, with plenty of additional scenes painting a broader picture of the galaxy.”—New York Daily News
 
“Fast-moving, atmospheric and raises goose-bumps at just the right moments. [Foster] not only evokes entire onscreen worlds . . . he also gives us glimpses of an even more vast, unseen universe.”The Washington Post
 
“Was my experience of the film enriched by the book? Yes. No question. Is the novelization worth reading? Yes. . . . Foster has written a book that captures the spirit of the film, while presenting additional information that helps answer some of the questions that linger.”Coffee with Kenobi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101965498
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/05/2016
Series:
Star Wars
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
69,524
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona.

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The Force Awakens (Star Wars) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having originally read Star Wars as a novel in 1976, penned by Foster (although apparently ghostwriting for George Lucas), it was so fitting to have him return to pick up the start of Disney's incarnation of the sequels. In this case, I am pleased to find that the novel is NOT better than the finished film, since it is usually a letdown to read the story and wish the film had its details. I found myself, having seen the film first, bored with a few of the written moments and longing to go back to the big screen rather than read the next chapter. This is no disrespect toward Mr. Foster but rather a compliment toward Mr. Abrams. Still a good read for die hard fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Added detail to the movie that fills some gaps or edits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read if you loved The Force Awakened and want to see little dramatic differences, some scenes that didn't make it into the film, or expand on some lore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rey could be hans daughter and the woman that rey knew as her mother was just a trusted friend or a entirely new force sensitive charachter that happend to see those visions BUT NO SHE JUST HAS TO BE LUKE'S DAUGHTER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a lot better than wimpis .the force awakens is a new title for the spanish.it is a very good book.no spoiling from me.i dont want to spoile it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean wasn't the force already awoken?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope the book will be as good as the movie because Im gonna 100% read it. BTW: Rey should have killed Ren with that slice to the face. I like trains.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was taken completely off guard when Kylo Ren killed Han. I was like, "Nooo!" Also, the guy is weird. He has ashes of his enemies that he puts his helmet on, and he's OBSESSED with Darth Vader. He talks to his grandfather's helmet as if he's praying to God or something. How did he get that helmet anyway? Didn't Luke burn it? I think Kylo Ren has some sort of connection to Rey. When he hears that a girl is traveling with Finn and BB-8, he seems agitated. He takes off his helmet because she says its creepy and offers to train her. Snoke even accuses him of caring for Rey. My opinion is, they're either cousins with Rey being Luke's daughter, or siblings with Rey being Han's daughter. Either way, I think Rey was a youngling in Luke's order. When Kylo Ren killed everyone, he couldn't bring himself to kill Rey, so he put her on Jakku so he wouldn't have to fight her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love star wars so much and so does a lot of my friends i have watched the movie and was so good i have most of the movies and they are so good to so i think you should read it and watch the movies or movie if you like the books to it all depends.hope you like the book and or the movies. So amazing read it go read it.u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kylo ren is my bae. It is called the Force Aakens becase there has bee no jedi for the past 20 or so years. So one da stuff happens an Rey is the hero.((tecnically fin is for saving Reys a<_>ss))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies I've ever watched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book but the best part WAS THE MOVIEEEEEE
ksprings More than 1 year ago
This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier. Synopsis: Years after the battle of Endor, the death of Palpatine, and the reclamation of Darth Vadar/Anakin Skywalker, the darkness is rising again. The remnant of the Empire has reshaped itself into the First Order. General Liea Solo is searching for her brother, Luke Skywalker who has vanished. A trusted move to secure information that could help her locate him. However, the First Order is not far behind. A young First Order Storm Trooper has seen too much and defects. A scavenger girl who is more than she seems comes into possession of a droid with the much sought after information. Together, the three set out to help defeat the first order. Along the way they meet old heroes and new enemies. Supreme Leader Snoke has taken over the roll of the Emperor, and Kylo Ren is his apprentice. Review: It is interesting to do my first review of the novelization of the long anticipated seventh edition to the Star Wars series. I was a bit taken aback when I first heard that Disney would make the movie. I had visions of Storm Troopers with Micky Mouse Ears… excuse me… helmet enhancement units. I was more than pleasantly surprised by the movie, and doubly so with the novel. The story centers on three people. First is the Storm Trooper FN-2187 who takes the name Finn. Second is Rey: a girl living by her whits on the planet Jakku as a scavenger. On the other side is Kylo Ren, an admirer of Darth Vader and the new enforcer of the First Order. He also has demons he has yet to vanquish—or embrace. Tying them together is the droid, BB-8 who is carrying a partial map to the jedi hero, Luke Skywalker. It is a story of facing fear and of bonds of friendship. Fans of the series will be pleased.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rey is Luke's dauter, Han Solo dies, the falcons back, and our favorite little droids are back( C-3P0 and R2-D2) RC-1136
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Captain Phasma is not usualy in battle so its a mystery to me how she got the rank Captian. 4 She is the first women in Star Wars to play a major part in the Dark Side of the Force(technicallly,but if you wanna go Old Republic days no) 3 She is the 1st female clone/stormtrooper to reach the rank Captian 2 She does not know who Kylo really is and probaly never will 1 She is the most well known trooper of all time after Captain Rex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Keep making books like this one
Anonymous 6 months ago
Go to the ruins of gorlan and look for the comment called scavenger hunt clue 3
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Rogue One was amazing. Yes everybody dies, but i think the movie was awesome. If people think star wars is lame because of feminine lead characters, they are not true star wars fans. Kind of interesting thought. When vader boards the tantive four in the end of rogue one, leia is not supposed to escape. Vaders troopers are supposed to find her moments after she recives the data chip. The fourth movie starts with a star destroyer. Vader would not have enough time to recapture leias ship. Tiny screwup, but overall great movie.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Soooooomeeeeeehoooooowwwww, I don't think boys are going to stop watching Star Wars because there are strong female protagonists who save themselves. If they do, though, are they really true Star Wars fans?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love 6ou