The Mandalorian is about to meet one of the best sci-fi writers working today. According to a recent report by StarWars.com, Lucasfilm will launch a Mandalorian Publishing Program. The plan is to expand the mythology of the hit Disney+ show with a variety of books, including The Art of the Mandalorian by Phil Szostak, a junior novelization by Joe Schreiber, new comics from Marvel and IDW, and, of particular note to me, a Mandalorian novel by Adam Christopher. Christopher’s novel is set to be released in December of 2020.
While I can’t deny I’ve been intrigued by what the era of the High Republic would bring to George Lucas’s iconic property, this is the first time since Paul S. Kemp’s Lords of the Sith that I’m truly excited for something out of Lucasfilm Publishing, to the point that Christopher’s novel in the Mandalorian Publishing Program will be going to the top of my to be read pile when it comes out. I don’t write those words lightly, as I had believed the days of me being excited for a Star Wars book on this level were long gone. However, having Adam Christopher on board changes things. I’ve been following Christopher since his incredibly fun debut, Empire State. Every single book he does, whether it’s the urban fantasy of the novel Hang Wire, the sci-fi noir of the Ray Electromatic series, or even tie-in work with the Dishonored video game series, Stranger Things, and CBS’s Elementary, his eclectic bibliography has something for everyone. When he contributed to both anthologies for From a Certain Point of View, I hoped that he would eventually write a novel set in the galaxy far, far away in the future. I can’t wait to read his take on Baby Yoda and co. later this year.
Are you excited to see what the Mandalorian Publishing Program has to offer? Are you a fan of Adam Christopher’s work? Let us know in the comments and stay safe and healthy as Geeks + Gamers brings you more Star Wars news!