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The second Shakespearean take on the Star Wars universe is The Empire Striketh Back ($15), which, just like the movie, opens on the snowy terrain of Hoth. Catch yourself up on the art of iambic pentameter through Ian Doescher's retelling of the George Lucas classic. Yoda, though, speaks exclusively in haiku, which feels very appropriate for the Master Jedi. Finally get in the head of R2-D2 and see how Han's scoundrel ways change with some rhythmic words.

Look for the follow-up to this prose wonder in July with The Jedi Doth Return.

— Kelly Schwarze, associate editor