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Nerdvana’s 2017 holiday gift guide: Star Wars books edition

As the newly rebooted Expanded Universe of Star Wars books continues to grow, there have been some truly stellar releases this year. Many of them, such as Canto Bight, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Empire’s End: Aftermath and Phasma, contain unspecified links to the upcoming movie Episode VIII — The Last Jedi. Others, like Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, flesh out the characters of the interactive side of the EU. Meanwhile, the short story anthology From a Certain Point of View celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original Episode IV — A New Hope.

Explore our coverage and reviews of these works below; in the various articles you’ll find links to purchase the books on Amazon and support Nerdvana with a small commission. (Also, going here and shopping will help to support the site.)

Star Wars books that make great gifts

Just released Dec. 5, Canto Bight takes you to a key location from The Last Jedi with four interconnected stories.

Heroes on both sides? Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad explores the human side of the Empire’s dark forces

Phasma: Mad Max beyond Thunder-chrome?

Leia: Princess of Alderaan — a bright time for the Rebellion …

Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist among 2017 Hugo Award finalists

‘From a Certain Point of View’: 40 stories to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars – for literacy charity

Empire’s End: Aftermath finale closes the book on one era, gives birth to Star Wars’ future

Whatever happened to Jar Jar Binks? Find out in Star Wars: Aftermath – Empire’s End …

Young readers can explore Rogue One characters’ beginnings

Star Wars: Thrawn will explore legendary Grand Admiral’s origins, Imperial ascent

So artistically done: Legend or not, Thrawn trilogy gets a cover revamp

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story NEFF Collector’s Box includes gear, signed novel, Funko figure and more

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