William Shakespeare's Star Wars: verily, a new hope (M) by Ian Doescher is the ultimate in fan fiction. Really! Can it get any better than this?
All the great lines of George Lucas and William Shakespeare are here - the iconic "These aren't the droids you're looking for" becomes "True it is, that these are not the droids for which thou search'st."
Hans Solo: "Is this an asteroid field I see before me".
C-3PO frightened on Tatooine: "Hark, over hear! Hey nonny, non! Please help!"
And Luke channels Mark Antony with his "Friends, rebels, starfighters, lend me your ears."
R2D2 steals the show with his interior soliloquies masked by his beeps, squeaks and meeps. Who know the impish little droid had such depths?
Apparently there are plans to publish The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return in the next year or so. I hope to see this book on the high school English curriculum. What a great way to introduce Shakespeare!
William Shakespeare's Star Wars was published by Quirk Books (publisher of the now classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the classic regency romance now with ultra violent zombie mayhem (M) by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith) which has also offered up these delights:
Wedding Dogs: a celebration of holy muttrimony (M) by Katie Preston Toepfer
Crafting with Cat Hair: cute handicrafts to make with your own cat (M) by Kaori Tsutaya
Geek Wisdom: the sacred teachings of nerd culture (M) by Stephen H. Segal
Broetry: poetry for dudes (M) by Brian McGackin
The Meowmorphosis (M) by Franz Kafka
Night of the Living Trekkies (M) by Kevin David Anderson