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5.27.2006

The Novels of Star Wars

This is a chronological list of Star Wars Novels. No comics or games, just the books.... well okay, and a few graphic novels. I am including the in-continuity young readers series books, as well as a few graphic novels relevant to the story in other EU books.

2 Good EU references:
- The Star Wars New Essential Chronology*
- Star Wars Timeline Gold

Note: Some of the different eras overlap where an era starts within another era. Also, I have tried to keep series books together even though some books jump ahead and coincide with others on the timeline - those dates are noted (see the X-Wing series starting 6ABY). Otherwise, if an entry doesnt have a year BBY or ABY after it, it occurs at at the same time or right after the last entry with a date above it.

BBY = (years) Before the Battle of Yavin
ABY = (years) After the Battle of Yavin
(@ ) = Expected release date
*GN* = Graphic Novel (there's just a few in here)

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The Novels of Star Wars


-------------------- OLD REPUBLIC ERA - 25000 - 22 BBY >

-------------------- SITH ERA - 1025 -1000 BBY >

Path of Destruction - Drew Karpyshyn (@ September 26, 2006)

-------------------- RISE OF THE EMPIRE ERA - 245 - 1 BBY >

Jedi Apprentice: (young reader series) - starting 44 BBY
- 1 - The Rising Force - Dave Wolverton
- 2 - The Dark Rival - Jude Watson>>
- 3 - The Hidden Past
- 4 - The Mark of the Crown
- 5 - The Defenders of the Dead
- 6 - The Uncertain Path
- 7 - The Captive Temple
- 8 - The Day of Reckoning
- 9 - The Fight for Truth - 43 BBY
- 10 - The Shattered Peace
- 11 - The Deadly Hunter
- 12 - The Evil Experiment
- 13 - The Dangerous Rescue
- 14 - The Ties That Bind - 41 BBY
- 15 - The Death of Hope
- 16 - The Call to Vengeance
- 17 - The Only Witness - 40 BBY
- 18 - The Threat Within
- Two Special Editions of Jedi Apprentice - see 29BBY
Cloak Of Deception - James Luceno -33 BBY
Darth Maul - *GN* (Black Sun/TPB graphic novel) - Writer: Ron Marz
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter - Michael Reaves - 32.5 BBY
- Darth Maul : Saboteur - (novella included in Shadow Hunter) - occurs directly before Cloak of Deception - 33.5 BBY

-------------------- movie era begins -
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks (novelization) -32 BBY
Rogue Planet - Greg Bear - 29 BBY
Jedi Apprentice Special Edition #1: Deceptions (young reader series)- Jude Watson- 29 BBY
Jedi Apprentice Special Edition #2: The Followers
Jedi Quest : Path to Truth - (young reader) - Jude Watson - 28 BBY
Jedi Quest #1-10 (young reader series) - Jude Watson - 27 BBY
Outbound Flight - Timothy Zahn - 27 BBY
The Approaching Storm - Alan Dean Foster - 22.5 BBY
-------------------- THE CLONE WAR ERA - 22 - 19 BBY>
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - R.A. Salvatore (novelization) -22 BBY
Boba Fett #1-2 (young readers series) - Terry Bisson
Boba Fett #3-6 (young readers series) - Elizabeth Hand - 22-20 BBY
Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Contact - Karen Traviss
Shatterpoint - Matthew Stover - 21 BBY
The Cestus Deception - Steven Barnes>>
-- The Hive (novella included in Cestus Deception)
Star Wars Republic Commando: Triple Zero - Karen Traviss
MedStar I: Battle Surgeons - Michael Reaves & Steve Perry >> - 20 BBY
MedStar II: Jedi Healer
Jedi Trial - David Sherman & Dan Cragg - 19.5 BBY
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous - Sean Stewart
Labrynth Of Evil - James Luceno - 19 BBY
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Matthew Stover (novelization) - 19 BBY
Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader - James Luceno
-------------------- REBELLION ERA - 19 BBY - 4 ABY>
Untitled Death Star Novel - Michael Reaves & Steve Perry (@ October 2007) - 18.5 BBY
Coruscant Nights Trilogy: - Michael Reaves
1 - Jedi Twilight - (@ July, 2008)
2 - Chiascuro - (@ September 2008)
3 - Patterns of Force - (@ November 2008)
The Last of the Jedi: (young readers series) - Jude Watson - 18 - 10 BBY
- 1- The Desperate Mission
- 2 - Dark Warning
- 3 - Underworld
- 4 - Death on Naboo
- 5 - A Tangled Web - (@ August 2006)
- 6 - Untitled - (@ August 2006)
- 7 - Untitled - (@ November 2006)
- 8 - Untitled - (@ February 2007)
- 9 - Untitled - (@ May 2007)
-10 -Untitled - (@ August 2007)
-------------------- GALACTIC CIVIL WAR ERA - 10 BBY - 4 ABY>
The Han Solo Trilogy: - A.C. Crispin
1 - The Paradise Snare -10 BBY
2 - The Hutt Gambit -5 BBY
3 - Rebel Dawn
The Adventures of Lando Calrissian series: - L. Neil Smith - starting 5 BBY
1 - Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
2 - Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
3 - Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka
The Han Solo Adventures series: - Brian Daley
1 - Han Solo at Stars' End
2 - Han Solo's Revenge
3 - Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
Dark Forces: - *GN* (graphic novels) - William C. Dietz (writer)
- I - Soldier for the Empire
- II - Rebel Agent
- III - Jedi Knight
Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker - George Lucas - 0 BY
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Alan Dean Foster (novelization) - 0 years BY
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina - Kevin J. Anderson
Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine - Haden Blackman
Splinter of the Mind's Eye - Alan Dean Foster - 2 ABY
Allegiance - Timothy Zahn (@ February 2007)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Donald F. Glut (novelization) - 3 ABY
Tales of the Bounty Hunters - Kevin J. Anderson
Shadows Of The Empire - Steve Perry - 3.5 ABY
The Bounty Hunter Wars series: - K.W. Jeter - 4 ABY
1 - The Mandalorian Armor
2 - Slave Ship
3 - Hard Merchandise
Tales from Jabba's Palace - Kevin J. Anderson
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - James Kahn (novelization) - 4 ABY
-------------------- movie era ends -

-------------------- THE NEW REPUBLIC ERA - 4 - 25 ABY>

The Truce At Bakura - Kathy Tyers - 4 ABY
The Courtship Of Princess Leia - Dave Wolverton - 8 ABY
Tattooine Ghost - Troy Denning
- A Forest Apart (novella included in Tatooine Ghost)
X - Wing series: - 6 to 13 ABY
1 - Rogue Squadron - Michael A. Stackpole>> - 6 ABY
2 - Wedge's Gamble
3 - The Krystos Trap - 7 ABY
4 - The Bacta War
5 - Wraith Squadron - Aaron Allston>>
6 - Iron Fist
7 - Solo Command
8 - Isard's Revenge - Michael A. Stackpole - 9 ABY
9 - Starfighters of Adumar - Aaron Allston - 13 ABY
The Thrawn Trilogy: - Timothy Zahn - 9 ABY
1 - Heir to the Empire
2 - Dark Force Rising
3 - The Last Command
Dark Empire I and II - *GN* (graphic novels) - Tom Veitch - 10 ABY
The Jedi Academy Trilogy: - Kevin J. Anderson - 11 ABY
1 - Jedi Search
2 - Dark Apprentice
3 - Champions of the Force
I, Jedi - Michael Stackpole
Callista Trilogy: - 12-13 ABY
1 - Children of the Jedi - Barbara Hambly
2 - Darksaber - Kevin J. Anderson
3 - Planet of Twilight - Barbara Hambly - 13 ABY
The Crystal Star - Vonda McIntyre - 14 ABY
The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy: - Michael P. Kube-McDowell - 16-17 ABY
1 - Before the Storm
2 - Shield of Lies
3 - Tyrant's Test
The New Rebellion - Kristine Rusch - 17 ABY
The Correlian Trilogy: - Roger Macbride Allen - 18 years ABY
1 - Ambush at Corellia
2 - Assault at Selonia
3 - Showdown at Centerpoint
The Hand of Thrawn duology: - Timothy Zahn - 19 years ABY
1 - Specter Of The Past
2 - Vision Of The Future
Survivor's Quest - Timothy Zahn - 21 ABY
Junior Jedi Knights: (young readers) - 22 ABY
- 1 - The Golden Globe - Nancy Richardson>>
- 2 - Lyric's World
- 3 - Promises
- 4 - Anakin's Quest - Rebecca Moesta>>
- 5 - Vader's Fortress
- 6 - Kenobi's Blade
Young Jedi Knights series: (young readers) - Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
- Young Jedi Knights 1- 6: The Rise of the Shadow Academy: - 23 ABY
- 1 - Heirs of the Force
- 2 - Shadow Academy
- 3 - The Lost Ones
-------- (YJK 1-3 Omnibus) - Jedi Shadow
- 4 - Lightsabers
- 5 - The Darkest Knight
- 6 - Jedi Under Siege
-------- (YJK 4-6 Omnibus) - Jedi Sunrise
- Young Jedi Knights 7-11: The Fall of the Diversity Alliance:
- 7 - Shards of Alderaan
- 8 - Diversity Alliance
- 9 - Delusions of Grandeur
- 10 - Jedi Bounty
- 11 - The Emperor's Plague
- Young Jedi Knights 12-14: Under Black Sun: - 24 ABY
- 12 - Return to Ord Mantell
- 13 - Trouble on Cloud City
- 14 - Crisis at Crystal Reef

-------------------- NEW JEDI ORDER ERA - 25 - 34 ABY>

The New Jedi Order series: - 25 - 29 ABY
1 - Vector Prime - R.A. Salvatore - 25 ABY
2 - Dark Tide I: Onslaught - Michael A. Stackpole>>
3 - Dark Tide II: Ruin
4 - Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial - James Luceno>>
5 - Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
6 - Balance Point - Kathy Tyers - 26 ABY
7 - Edge of Victory I: Conquest - Greg Keyes>>
8 - Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
9 - Star by Star - Troy Denning - 27 ABY
- - - Recovery (novella included in Star by Star)
10- Dark Journey - Elaine Cunningham
11- Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream - Aaron Allston>>
12- Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
13- Traitor - Matthew Stover
14- Destiny's Way - Walter Jon Williams - 28 ABY
15- Force Heretic I: Remnant - Sean Williams & Shane Dix>>
16- Force Heretic II: Refugee
17- Force Heretic III: Reunion
18- The Final Prophecy - Greg Keyes
19- The Unifying Force - James Luceno

-------------------- THE LEGACY ERA - 34 ABY + >

The Dark Nest Trilogy: - Troy Denning - 34 ABY
1 - The Joiner King
- - Ylesia (pdf download/novella included in Joiner King) - Walter Jon Williams - 28 ABY
2 - The Unseen Queen
3 - The Swarm War
Legacy of the Force series: starting 37 ABY
1 - Betrayal - Aaron Allston (@ May 30, 2006 Hardcover)
2 - Bloodlines - Karen Traviss (@ August 29, 2006 Paperback)
3 - Tempest - Troy Denning (@ November 2006 Paperback)
4 - Exile - Aaron Allston (@ February 27, 2007 Paperback)
5 - Sacrifice - Karen Traviss (@ June 2007 Hardcover)
6 - Untitled Paperback - Troy Denning (@ September 2007 Paperback)
7 - Untitled Paperback - Aaron Allston (@ November 2007 Paperback)
8 - Untitled Paperback - Karen Traviss (@ March 2008 Paperback)
9 - Untitled Hardcover - Troy Denning (@ June 2008 Hardcover)

There are also two anthologies; Tales from the Empire and Tales from the New Republic, both edited by Peter Schweighofer, that contain short and side stories from different periods in the timeline, and include such authors as Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole.


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Del Rey's Star Wars Timeline

Del Rey's Star Wars home page
- This will link to *most* of the books and a little summary, except for the graphic novels and young readers books of course (I've tried to link the latter to their publisher or other info).

*A good EU primer
If you havent had the pleasure to own or read the Star Wars New Essential Chronology, but would like to get an idea of the EU with a little synapsis of how all the books, comics and games of the EU link together, I highly recommend this article on sw.com (it rocks!): Endnotes for The New Essential Chronology

My endnotes


This will be an ongoing process as new books come out and with the help of other fans to tell me if I've missed anything. I basically wanted to make this list for my own reference, but have seen others who were looking for a "books only list", so I figured I'd go live with it and share the love. If you were looking for this list, enjoy!

Here's my little intro (even though it's at the end) and disclaimer. I have been a complete and total SW film purist until about a month after ROTS was released ( okay! i lied!! ). Now I am an EU noob and spoiler feind (of which you will find none in this blog). My disclaimer is that I still will not be reading any of the film novelizations. Its a film purism thing. Hey - we all have our "thing". Even if I have TESB and ANH novels from when I was a kid... I dont actually remember them.

December 2005 - Well, previously my disclaimer included not reading any books within the film era as well. Now that has changed since Dark Lord was released. I am also indulging in the young readers series Last of the Jedi which coincides with Dark Lord and takes place right after ROTS. I'm sure there will be many more to come, but no film novelizations still - I still feel the same way about those.

I'm also starting to get back into the comics again, which I hadnt paid much attention to since the early 80s. I recently was reunited with my old SW Marvel Comics collection, of which I didnt remember how many I actually had. It starts from #1 and runs somewhere into the 60s, with very few missing issues, and thankfully not too much damage to most of them for being in a cardboard box in a barn attic for 25 years or so. Now, Dark Horse has reprinted that whole series in the form of omnibus style TPBS, called "A long Time Ago...", Of which I hope to collect. I'll save the comics talk for another blog maybe.

I also got lucky and found the first issue of KOTOR recently (they were selling out quick, I got the last copy in the shop), and hope to continue with that series - ah, there's something about a fresh start with a new series.

March, 2006 - LOL @ me above... not a n00b no mo'! I've read a ton of stuff, and have learned so much in relatively short amount of time. I'm actually starting to feel a little more caught up to my friends who have been reading the EU since it really started to get published.

Thanks, JKT


Attack of the Blog
date posted: Nov 16, 2005 5:45 PM
(original post at my starwars.com blog)

6 comments:

Marvolo said...

Since I have nothing better to do, I copied and pasted this list into Word, and colour-coded everything based on what I have, or don't have, or absolutely need in the near future. So thanks for posting this! I will certainly bookmark it and use it in the future!

I started reading EU books before Episode 3, with Labyrinth of Evil, and now I don't want to stop! I was just wondering, do you think you'll bother trying to get your hands on hard-to-find books like Young Jedi Knights and that Glove of Vader series?

I still have a lot of catching up to do...I guess I'd better get back to reading!

jkthunder said...

Hey! LOL - Yeah, I get a shudder of urgencey when I look at this list and the multitude of books.

The first 6 YJK books are put into two seperate omnibus that you can find easily. I put them up in the list there; Jedi Sunrise and Jedi Shadow. We have them in the USA at most Borders and Barnes and Noble... not sure how the big bookstores work in Canada though (yeah, I saw you were from there).

I wasn't even planning on reading the YJK at all, except those omnibus, but I just so happened to have found #s 7 and 8 at a used bookstore, leaving only the last 3 out of my collection. I haven't read them yet though. My primary concern is to get through NJO and Dark Nest and start the Legacy series - even though I'm waiting for Betrayal in PB next year... but a friend of mine who bought it is willing to lend it to me.

jkthunder said...

Oh - And it's possible that many hard to find books willl go into reprint if the demand is there. I think there's a recent resurgence of EU popularity, so the publishers might be compelled to put books back to print. It could be a matter of fans getting together and petitioning the publishers to do so.

I'm hoping for the Jedi Apprentice series to get reprinted, and to omnibus since 18 books are a lot to buy seperately (like the large amount of YJK books too - each book is very short - so why not?).

Funny thing is I have cobbled together most of the JA books used - all except #15 and one of the special editions. Some of the resell prices on those are obscene though.

Marvolo said...

I can't find the YJK series anywhere. Same with Splinter of the Mind's Eye until a few weeks ago, when I picked it up for about two dollars at a used book store. Oh well, I suppose that's what ebay is for!

I'm hoping for reprintings too. I was happy to see that Dark Horse finally caught on and is coming out with the x-wing omnibus. Hopefully the book publishers will do the same. But for now I'm not too concerned with the hard-to-find stuff. I've still got half of the NJO and Dark Nest waiting to be read.

jkthunder said...

Yeah, I own enough books already that still need to be read. I probably wont get to the YJK books that I have for awhile. They're low priority to me. They're not too pertinent to the continuity, even though they have Jaina and Jacen growing up in their Jedi training and all.

It sort of makes me mad that a lot of the out of print books are semi in-continuity, and were printed as recently as the late 90s to early 00s, and they are out of print and hard to find. I guess it's not the biggest readership, but still.

I don't know how this works across the border, but here's my search result from border.com (bookstore, I'm pretty sure you have them in Canada?) for Jedi Shadow (YJK 1-3)- http://www.bordersstores.com/search/title_detail.jsp?id=53075195&srchTerms=jedi+shadow&mediaType=1&srchType=Keyword

and here's the search result for Jedi Sunrise (YJK 4-6):
http://www.bordersstores.com/search/title_detail.jsp?id=53075198&srchTerms=jedi+sunrise&mediaType=1&srchType=Keyword

Dark Horse is keeping all the SW stuff in print now and there will probably be more to come. They put out the ALTA series to omnibus volumes, put every SW series to TPB almost, and are reprinting a lot of things that were previously hard to find. They're starting to put the TOTJ series back out which is very cool.

jkthunder said...

Hmmm - let me try those links again:

Jedi Shadow

Jedi Sunrise