SDCC: Jason Fry is writing the The Last Jedi novelization, and other fiction news

A whole heap of Star Wars book news has come out of San Diego Comic-Con, some expected, some not. (This is all in addition to what we heard the other day!) Most are, naturally, tie-ins to The Last Jedi. We learned that longtime Star Wars writer Jason Fry is writing the Del Rey novelization of the film. Franchise newcomer Elizabeth Wein is writing Cobalt Squadron, “the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.” The novel for young readers will feature Rose and Paige Tico.

For the youngest readers, there’s Chewie and the Porgs, a picture book from writer Kevin Shinick and artist Fiona Hsieh.

Also announced from Marvel was a comic adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn novel with Jody Houser (Rogue One) on script and Luke Ross (Darth Maul) on art. It’s Marvel’s first book adaptation, though Dark Horse adapted Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy and Alan Dean Foster’s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye back in the ‘90s.

There’s also the standard nonfiction/reference offerings: The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi: Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo and The Last Jedi Incredible Cross-Sections by Fry.

All this and many, many more – mostly kid-oriented – at

The whole panel is now up on Youtube as well: