Up on deck after that is the original novelization of Star Wars (supposedly by George Lucas, but wasn't it really ghost written by Alan Dean Foster?).
Yes, it was, and later editions acknowledge that openly, apparently. As it happens, Tor.com did a piece about it just recently:
Thanks! That's what I thought. I had been under the impression that he was the ghost writer for a lot of novelizations credited to their filmmaker counterparts at the time-- Star Wars
as George Lucas, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
as Steven Spielberg, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture
as Gene Roddenberry. But I recall seeing a discussion on these boards that Roddenberry actually did
write his, so I wasn't sure anymore.
I look forward to reading the article, but I think I'm going to wait until after I've reread the novel myself. Finding out all the differences is half the fun!