Um... we’re not talking about the novelization. We’re talking about a quote from The Making of Star Wars
, an exhaustive coffee table book on the subject printed in 2007.https://www.amazon.com/Making-Star-Wars ... 8&qid=&sr=
In it, the author uses a quotation about the Force from an interview with George that was conducted in 1977. However, during the writing of the book, George himself added a new “clarification” to that quotation that mentioned midichlorians. As I posted, the original 1977 quote said nothing about them. The problem is, the book doesn’t make this distinction. It presents the newly revised 2007 version of the quotation as if it is the original 1977 quotation. This has caused confusion and many clickbait articles (such as the one mr.negativity linked) that believes and promotes the idea that George came up with midichlorians as far back as 1977, which is patently false.