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Country  United States
Pages  Hardcover: 268
Author  Alan Dean Foster
Series  Star Wars
Publisher  Del Rey Books
3.7/5 Goodreads

Audio read by  Marc Thompson
Language  English
Originally published  2015
Page count  268 (Hardcover)
Genre  Science Fiction
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Publication date  Hardcover: January 5, 2016
Media type  Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Similar  Alan Dean Foster books, Science Fiction books

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the novelization of the 2015 film of the same name. The author, Alan Dean Foster, also wrote Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, the 1976 novelization of the first Star Wars film.

Contents

Development

Asked to write the novelization by Shelly Shapiro of Del Rey Books, Foster was given access to the screenplay of the film, along with stills from the film of characters and sets.

Differences between the novel and the film

The novelization includes additional scenes and dialogue. These include:

  • A prologue featuring an excerpt from the "Journal of the Whills", a fictional journal first mentioned in Foster's first Star Wars novelization.
  • Early in the novel, a sequence with Leia reveals the origin of main factions in the film: the Resistance, the New Republic and the First Order.
  • A section revealing how Poe Dameron escapes from the crashed TIE fighter and leaves Jakku.
  • A sequence where Rey and Chewbacca encounter Unkar Plutt on Takodana.
  • Publication history

    To avoid spoilers caused by the book being released before the movie, the hardcover release was delayed until January 5, 2016. The e-book was released on December 18, 2015. The book was a #1 New York Times best seller.

    References

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (novel) Wikipedia


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