I know there have already been books announced that will be go from the end of Return of the Jedi up to The Force Awakens.

Does anybody know, or has anybody heard for certain, whether there will also be an official adult movie tie in to The Force Awakens? All I’ve seen and heard so far are just junior novels, picture books, etc. Does anybody know for certain that we will get an official novelization on this new movie?

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    "an official adult movie tie in to Episode VII" just sounds all kinds of wrong. I know what you're saying, but the choice of words make it sound like something entirely different!
    – user8719
    Apr 20, 2015 at 9:04
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    I'd be willing to bet a million pounds that there will be a novelisation
    – Valorum
    Apr 20, 2015 at 11:47
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    @Richard - the odds of such a movie surviving without novelization are... Apr 20, 2015 at 16:46
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    Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. Apr 20, 2015 at 16:53
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    Even if there wasn’t an official novelisation, @Richard would write one, then read it, then answer Force Awakens questions here using it. Dec 17, 2015 at 10:55

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A quick use of the search engine reveals many claims that Alan Dean Foster will write the tie-in novel (here's one; there are many others). Foster's previous experience with the franchise includes Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the novelization of The Empire Strikes Back and the uncredited novelization to the film currently known as A New Hope.

(Updated to reflect the comment after finding a confirmation.)


Update #2 - In addition to the official Alan Dean Foster novelisation, there's also a young-readers version by Michael Kogge, marketed as "The Force Awakens - A Junior Novel"

Update #1 You can buy it now from all good booksellers!

Yes there is. It's going to be written by Alan Dean Foster and will enjoy an 18th Dec 2015 release date.

Because it's published by DelRey Books that means that it'll be an official part of the new Star Wars canon.

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