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Beth Revis
"You never know. Something small and broken really can be powerful." - Beth Revis, from Rebel Rising

If you’re a fan of Young Adult Science Fiction, you’ve likely run across the name Beth Revis at some point in your interstellar travels. In 2011, Revis sealed her place among the stars as a New York Times Bestselling Author with her novel Across the Universe. Her success bloomed with each entry in the trilogy, and her body of work rapidly grew with numerous short stories and anthology features. With so much time spent taking readers on journeys through the cosmos, it was only a matter of time before she found herself telling stories in a galaxy far, far away. And Star Wars readers are lucky she did.

Following the critical and commercial success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Revis made her triumphal EU arrival with Rebel Rising, a prequel exploring the thirteen years of Jyn Erso’s life between the opening sequence and main events of the film. Revis’s signature YA voice resounds throughout the pages, managing to capture Jyn’s coming of age story as she wrestles with past trauma and questions just how far she is willing to go to resist Imperial tyranny. In addition to filling the gaps in Jyn’s history, the novel is notable for providing a look at the inner workings of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans and their role in sparking the fires of rebellion.




Mere months after Rebel Rising’s release, Revis continued her time in the EU as part of the anthology From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty short stories commemorating A New Hope’s 40th anniversary by retelling key scenes within the film from an alternate perspective. In her story “Fully Operational,” Revis revisits the famous Imperial officer meeting aboard the Death Star. Readers relive the announcement of the Imperial Senate’s dissolvement through General Tagge’s eyes as he contemplates the Empire’s superweapon and discovers an even more sinister power in Darth Vader with the Force choke of Admiral Motti.

Revis’s next EU outing came in comic form with Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a five-issue miniseries starring Star Wars’ most inspiring female characters. Revis penned the script for the fourth issue, which features fan-favorites Ahsoka and Padmé. In it, the senator and young padawan strengthen their bond by affirming each other’s abilities as they prepare for an important meeting and face an unexpected visitor.

Celebrating Episode V’s 40th anniversary, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back collects forty short stories like its predecessor, this time set within what some consider the greatest film in the Star Wars franchise. It’s no surprise that Revis returns to contribute, her story “For the Last Time” providing an alternate point of view to one of the movie’s most menacing scenes. 

Her unique voice and mastery of science fiction enables Revis to capture stories from the farthest reaches of space and bring them to readers. And if her track record is any indication, her time in the EU is only just beginning. Be sure to check back here as our Beth Revis collection continues to grow to galactic proportions.

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Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4

When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Forces Of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padme

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Valentina Pinto, Tom B. Long, Colorist, Valentina Pinto
In this Ahsoka and Padme team-up, the brave senator helps relinquish any doubt that the young padawan has in her own abilities. Because of Padme’s faith in Ahsoka’s skills, they strengthen their bond of friendship when faced with an unexpected visitor while preparing for an important meeting with a group of Arthurian senators.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4

When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Forces Of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padme

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Valentina Pinto, Tom B. Long, Colorist, Valentina Pinto
In this Ahsoka and Padme team-up, the brave senator helps relinquish any doubt that the young padawan has in her own abilities. Because of Padme’s faith in Ahsoka’s skills, they strengthen their bond of friendship when faced with an unexpected visitor while preparing for an important meeting with a group of Arthurian senators.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
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