This is my second episode focused on the book, this time looking at stories in and around the sandcrawler that serendipitously delivered R2-D2 and C-3PO into the hands of the Lars family and their nephew, Luke Skywalker. Those three stories are:
–“Stories in the Sand” by Griffin McElroy about Jot, a Jawa who learns that there’s more to Artoo than meets the eye.
–“Reirin” by Sabaa Tahir, which tells an unusual story about a female Tusken Raider sneaking onto the sandcrawler to retrieve something significantly valuable, for an unknown trader to use.
–“The Red One” by Rae Carson, about R5-D4 and his brief, ultimately happy relationship with R2-D2 despite them being in competition to be sold to a new master.