Writing over at StarWars.com on the day his expanded adaptation of The Last Jedi arrives, Jason Fry looks at the connections between the novel and other canon books and comics released.

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi screenplay picks up where The Force Awakens left off, includes a famous holographic plea from A New Hope, and shows us Luke Skywalker discussing Darth Sidious and the Jedi of the prequel era — to say nothing of sequences that take inspiration from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

The result is a story that’s rich and deep, full of connections to stories we know and love. In writing the novelization of that story, I saw a chance to further those connections by drawing on not just Star Wars movies and TV shows but also on novels written by my fellow authors. Now that the novelization’s out, I hope you enjoy this quick tour of connections you’ll find in its pages.