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Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas that includes Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983). The series depicts the adventures of various characters "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away". A large number of derivative Star Wars works have been produced in conjunction with, between, and after the original trilogy of films, and later installments. This body of work was collectively known as the Star Wars expanded universe for decades.

In October 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion.[1][2][3] In April 2014, Lucasfilm rebranded the Expanded Universe material as Star Wars Legends and declared it non-canon to the franchise. The company's focus would be shifted towards a restructured Star Wars canon based on new material.[4][5][6] The first new canon adult novel was Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, published in September 2014.[7]

This is a list of original novels, novel adaptations, original junior novels, junior novel adaptations, young readers, and short stories in the Star Wars franchise. This list does not include journals, graphic novels or comic books, which can be found in the list of Star Wars comic books. Reference books and roleplaying gamebooks can be found at the list of Star Wars reference books.

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Star Wars (2014–present)[edit]

Since 2014, the official Star Wars canon includes all of the movie episodes, The Clone Wars film and the television shows Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Resistance, as well as any books, comics, and video games published after April 2014.

Star Wars Legends works were previously organized around an in-universe timeline based on the Battle of Yavin from the original 1977 Star Wars, referencing years Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) or After the Battle of Yavin (ABY).

Release date Title Author(s) Publisher Notes Fictional timeline Maturity rating Audiobook
August 2014 Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of the Star Wars Rebels prequel shorts 5 BBY Young reader No
August 2014 Star Wars Rebels: Ezra's Gamble Ryder Windham Disney Lucasfilm Press 5 BBY Young reader No
September 2014 A New Dawn John Jackson Miller Del Rey Books 11 BBY Adult Yes
October 2014 Star Wars Rebels - Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 1 of the Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire series 6–5 BBY Young reader No
October 2014 Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion 5 BBY Young reader No
November 2014 Star Wars Rebels: Droids in Distress Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion and Star Wars Rebels Season 1, Episodes 1 and 3 5 BBY Young reader No
November 2014 Tarkin James Luceno Del Rey Books 14 BBY Adult Yes
March 2015 Heir to the Jedi Kevin Hearne Del Rey Books 0 ABY Adult Yes
March 2015 Star Wars Rebels - Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 2 of the Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire series. Partial adaptation of Star Wars Rebels Season 1, Episode 4 5 BBY Young reader No
March 2015 Star Wars Rebels: Ezra's Duel with Danger Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of Star Wars Rebels Season 1, Episodes 6–8 4 BBY Young reader No
April 2015 Lords of the Sith Paul S. Kemp Del Rey Books 14 BBY Adult Yes
June 2015 Star Wars Rebels: Battle to the End Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of Star Wars Rebels Season 1, Episodes 11–13 4 BBY Young reader No
July 2015 Dark Disciple Christie Golden Del Rey Books 19 BBY Adult Yes
July 2015 Star Wars Rebels - Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 3 of the Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire series 4 BBY Young reader No
September 2015 Lost Stars Claudia Gray Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 11 BBY–5 ABY Young reader Yes
September 2015 Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure Greg Rucka Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 0 ABY (prologue and epilogue set in 34 ABY) Young reader Yes
September 2015 The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 0 ABY (prologue and epilogue set in 34 ABY) Young reader Yes
September 2015 Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 4 ABY (prologue and epilogue set in 34 ABY) Young reader Yes
September 2015 Aftermath Chuck Wendig Del Rey Books Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 4 ABY Adult Yes
September 2015 A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy Alexandra Bracken Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of A New Hope 0 BBY–0 ABY Young reader Yes
September 2015 The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? Adam Gidwitz Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of The Empire Strikes Back 3 ABY Young reader Yes
September 2015 Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Tom Angleberger Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of Return of the Jedi 4 ABY Young reader Yes
October 2015 Star Wars Rebels - Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 4 of the Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire series 4 BBY Young reader No
November 2015 Battlefront: Twilight Company Alexander Freed Del Rey Books 3 ABY (flashbacks set in 6 BBY, 4 BBY, 0 BBY, and 0 ABY) Adult Yes
December 2015 Before the Awakening Greg Rucka Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign 34 ABY Young reader No
December 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Alan Dean Foster Del Rey Books Novelization of The Force Awakens 34 ABY Adult Yes
February 2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A Junior Novel Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of The Force Awakens 34 ABY Young reader Yes
February 2016 The Force Awakens: Rey's Story Elizabeth Schaefer Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of The Force Awakens from Rey's perspective 34 ABY Young reader No
February 2016 Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 1 of the Adventures in Wild Space series 18 BBY Young reader No
February 2016 Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest Tom Huddleston Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 2 of the Adventures in Wild Space series 18 BBY Young reader No
May 2016 Bloodline Claudia Gray Del Rey Books 28 ABY Adult Yes
June 2016 Adventures in Wild Space: The Steal Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 3 of the Adventures in Wild Space series. Released as Adventures in Wild Space: The Heist in the United States. 18 BBY Young reader No
June 2016 Adventures in Wild Space: The Dark Tom Huddleston Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 4 of the Adventures in Wild Space series. Released as Adventures in Wild Space: The Darkness in the United States. 18 BBY Young reader No
July 2016 Aftermath: Life Debt Chuck Wendig Del Rey Books 5 ABY (prologue and epilogue set in 25 BBY) Adult Yes
September 2016 The Force Awakens: Finn's Story Jesse J. Holland Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of The Force Awakens from Finn's perspective 34 ABY Young reader No
October 2016 Ahsoka E.K. Johnston Disney Lucasfilm Press 18 BBY Young reader Yes
November 2016 Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel James Luceno Del Rey Books 22–17 BBY Adult Yes
December 2016 Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Prequel to the Adventures in Wild Space series 18 BBY Young reader No
December 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Alexander Freed Del Rey Books Novelization of Rogue One 0 BBY Adult Yes
December 2016 Star Wars: Rogue One – A Junior Novel Matt Forbeck Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of Rogue One 0 BBY Young reader No
February 2017 Aftermath: Empire's End Chuck Wendig Del Rey Books 5 ABY (prelude set in 4 ABY, concurrently to Return of the Jedi) Adult Yes
March 2017 Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 5 of the Adventures in Wild Space series 18 BBY Young reader No
March 2017 Join the Resistance Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 1 of the Join the Resistance series 34 ABY Young reader Yes
April 2017 Thrawn Timothy Zahn Del Rey Books 11 BBY–2 BBY Adult Yes
May 2017 Adventures in Wild Space: The Rescue Tom Huddleston Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 6 of the Adventures in Wild Space series 18 BBY Young reader No
May 2017 Star Wars: A New Hope Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd Junior novelization of A New Hope (original published October 2004) 0 BBY–0 ABY Young reader No
May 2017 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd Junior novelization of The Empire Strikes Back (original published October 2004) 3 ABY Young reader No
May 2017 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Ryder Windham Egmont UK Ltd Junior novelization of Return of the Jedi (original published October 2004) 4 ABY Young reader No
May 2017 Guardians of the Whills Greg Rucka Disney Lucasfilm Press 0 BBY Young reader No
May 2017 Rebel Rising Beth Revis Disney Lucasfilm Press 13 BBY–0 BBY Young reader Yes
July 2017 Battlefront II: Inferno Squad Christie Golden Del Rey Books 0 ABY Adult Yes
August 2017 Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures: Volume 1 Emma Carlson Berne Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny Season 1, Episodes 1-2, 6 and 9. 19 BBY–34 ABY Young reader Yes
September 2017 Phasma Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Books Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi promotional campaign Between 28 ABY and 34 ABY Adult Yes
September 2017 Leia: Princess of Alderaan Claudia Gray Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi promotional campaign 3 BBY Young reader Yes
October 2017 The Legends of Luke Skywalker Ken Liu Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi promotional campaign[8] 34 ABY Young reader Yes
October 2017 Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures: Volume 2 Emma Carlson Berne Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny Season 1, Episodes 4-5 and 7. 21 BBY–3 ABY Young reader Yes
October 2017 Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 2 of the Join the Resistance series 34 ABY Young reader Yes
December 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Cobalt Squadron[9] Elizabeth Wein Disney Lucasfilm Press 34 ABY Young reader Yes
December 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Bomber Command Jason Fry Disney Lucasfilm Press A "replica journal" telling Paige Tico's story 34 ABY Young reader Yes
January 2018 Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures: The Leia Chronicles Emma Carlson Berne Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episodes "Ewok Escape," "An Imperial Feast," and "Bounty of Trouble." 3 BBY-4 ABY Young reader Yes
March 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Expanded Edition Jason Fry Del Rey Books Novelization of The Last Jedi 34 ABY Adult Yes
March 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A Junior Novel Michael Kogge Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of The Last Jedi 34 ABY Young reader Yes
March 2018 Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures: The Rey Chronicles Emma Carlson Berne Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episodes "Tracker Trouble," "The Happabore Hazard," and "Run Rey Run." 34 ABY Young reader Yes
April 2018[10] Last Shot[11] Daniel José Older Del Rey Books 7 ABY (flashbacks set in 8 BBY and 3 BBY) Adult Yes
April 2018 Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Between 10 BBY and 0 BBY Young reader No
May 2018 Most Wanted[11] Rae Carson Disney Lucasfilm Press 13 BBY Young reader Yes
May 2018 The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear! Tom Angleberger Disney Lucasfilm Press Between 10 BBY and 0 BBY Young reader Yes
July 2018 Thrawn: Alliances[12] Timothy Zahn Del Rey Books 2 BBY Adult Yes
July 2018 Join the Resistance: Attack on Starkiller Base Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Disney Lucasfilm Press Book 3 of the Join the Resistance series 34 ABY Young reader Yes
September 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story – Expanded Edition Mur Lafferty Del Rey Books Novelization of Solo 13-10 BBY Adult Yes
September 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story – A Junior Novel Joe Schreiber Disney Lucasfilm Press Novelization of Solo 13-10 BBY Young reader Yes
October 2018 Choose Your Destiny: A Luke & Leia Adventure Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Flight of the Falcon publishing campaign Between 0 ABY and 3 ABY Young reader No
October 2018 Lando's Luck Justina Ireland Disney Lucasfilm Press Flight of the Falcon publishing campaign Pre-10 BBY Young reader Yes
January 2019 Pirate's Price Lou Anders Disney Lucasfilm Press Flight of the Falcon publishing campaign Between 10 BBY and 0 BBY Young reader Yes
March 2019 Queen's Shadow E.K. Johnston Disney Lucasfilm Press 28 BBY Young reader Yes
April 2019 Master and Apprentice Claudia Gray Del Rey Books 39 BBY Adult Yes
April 2019 Dooku: Jedi Lost Cavan Scott Random House Audio Audio drama detailing partial histories of Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku. Between ~100 BBY and ~22 BBY Adult Yes
June 2019 Alphabet Squadron Alexander Freed Del Rey Books 4 ABY Adult Yes
July 2019 Thrawn: Treason Timothy Zahn Del Rey Books 1 BBY Adult Yes
August 2019 Myths & Fables George Mann Disney Lucasfilm Press Young reader TBA
August 2019 Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate Zoraida Cordova Disney Lucasfilm Press Young reader TBA
August 2019 Galaxy of Adventures TBA Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of multiple Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures episodes Young reader TBA
September 2019 Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey Books Adult TBA
September 2019 The Skywalker Saga Delilah S. Dawson Disney Lucasfilm Press Adaptation of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi 32 BBY-34 ABY Young reader TBA
October 2019 Choose Your Destiny: A Finn & Poe Adventure[13] Cavan Scott Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promotional campaign Young reader No
October 2019 Spark of the Resistance[13] Justina Ireland Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promotional campaign Young reader TBA
November 2019 Resistance Reborn[13] Rebecca Roanhorse Del Rey Books Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promotional campaign Adult TBA
November 2019 Force Collector[13] Kevin Shinick Disney Lucasfilm Press Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promotional campaign Young Adult TBA

Short stories[edit]

Star Wars Insider (2014–present)[edit]

Since 2014, various short stories have been published in Star Wars Insider.[14][15]

  • "Blade Squadron: Part 1" (#149, April 2014) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)[14]
  • "Blade Squadron: Part 2" (#150, June 2014) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)
  • "One Thousand Levels Down" (#151, July 2014) by Alexander Freed (0 ABY)
  • "The End of History" (#154, December 2014) by Alexander Freed (10 BBY)
  • "Last Call at the Zero Angle" (#156, March 2015) by Jason Fry (0 ABY)
  • "Orientation" (#157, April 2015) by John Jackson Miller (14 BBY)
  • "Rebel Bluff" (#158, June 2015) by Michael Kogge (4 BBY)
  • "Kindred Spirits" (#159, July 2015) by Christie Golden (20 BBY)
  • "Blade Squadron: Zero Hour" (#160, September 2015) by David J. & Mark S. Williams (4 ABY)
  • "Inbrief" (#161, November 2015) by Janine K. Spendlove (3 ABY)
  • "Bait" (#162, December 2015) by Alan Dean Foster (34 ABY)
  • "Scorched" (#165, May 2016) by Delilah S. Dawson (28 ABY)
  • "TK-146275" (#166, June 2016) by Sylvain Neuvel (11–1 BBY)
  • "Blade Squadron: Kuat" (#168, September 2016) by Mark Williams & David Williams (5 ABY)
  • "Turning Point" (#169, October 2016) by Jason Hugh (4 ABY)
  • "The Voice of the Empire" (#170, December 2016) by Mur Lafferty (17 BBY)
  • "Blade Squadron: Jakku" (#172, April 2017) by Mark Williams & David Williams (5 ABY)[15]

The Rise of the Empire (October 2015)[edit]

  • "Mercy Mission" by Melissa Scott (14 BBY)
  • "Bottleneck" by John Jackson Miller (12 BBY)
  • "The Levers of Power" by Jason Fry (4 ABY)

"The Perfect Weapon"[edit]

  • "The Perfect Weapon" (November 2015) by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY). This story is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign. Printed in the paperback edition of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization.

Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens[edit]

The collection Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional campaign. Some stories were originally published as individual e-books, and later collected with other new stories.

  • "All Creatures Great and Small" (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • "High Noon on Jakku" (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku" (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (31 ABY; flashbacks to 19 BBY)
  • "The Face of Evil" (November 2015) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)
  • "A Recipe for Death" (April 2016) by Landry Q. Walker (Pre–32 BBY)
  • "True Love" (April 2016) by Landry Q. Walker (34 ABY)

From a Certain Point of View (October 2017)[edit]

  • "Raymus" by Gary Whitta (0 BBY)
  • "The Bucket" by Christie Golden (0 BBY)
  • "The Sith of Datawork" by Ken Liu (0 BBY)
  • "Stories in the Sand" by Griffin McElroy (0 BBY)
  • "Reirin" by Sabaa Tahir (0 BBY)
  • "The Red One" by Rae Carson (0 BBY)
  • "Rites" by John Jackson Miller (0 BBY)
  • "Master and Apprentice" by Claudia Gray (0 BBY)
  • "Beru Whitesun Lars" by Meg Cabot (0 BBY)
  • "The Luckless Rodian" by Renee Ahdieh (0 BBY)
  • "Not for Nothing" by Mur Lafferty (0 BBY)
  • "We Don't Serve Their Kind Here" by Chuck Wendig
  • "The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper" by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction (0 BBY)
  • "Added Muscle" by Paul Dini (0 BBY)
  • "You Owe Me a Ride" by Zoraida Cordova (0 BBY)
  • "The Secrets of Long Snoot" by Delilah S. Dawson (0 BBY)
  • "Born in the Storm" by Daniel Jose Older (0 BBY)
  • "Laina" by Wil Wheaton (0 BBY)
  • "Fully Operational" by Beth Revis (0 BBY)
  • "An Incident Report" by Mallory Ortberg (0 BBY)
  • "Change of Heart" by Elizabeth Wein (0 BBY)
  • "Eclipse" by Madeleine Roux (0 BBY)
  • "Verge of Greatness" by Pablo Hidalgo (0 BBY)
  • "Far Too Remote" by Jeffrey Brown (0 BBY)
  • "The Trigger" by Kieron Gillen (0 BBY)
  • "Of MSE-6 and Men" by Glen Weldon (0 BBY)
  • "Bump" by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (0 BBY)
  • "End of Watch" by Adam Christopher (0 BBY)
  • "The Baptist" by Nnedi Okorafor (0 BBY)
  • "Time of Death" by Cavan Scott (0 BBY)
  • "There Is Another" by Gary D. Schmidt (0 BBY)
  • "Palpatine" by Ian Doescher (0 BBY)
  • "Sparks" by Paul S. Kemp (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • "Duty Roster" by Jason Fry (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • "Desert Son" by Pierce Brown (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • "Grounded" by Greg Rucka (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • "Contingency Plan" by Alexander Freed (0 BBY–0 ABY)
  • "The Angle" by Charles Soule (0 ABY)
  • "By Whatever Sun" by E.K. Johnston & Ashley Eckstein (0 ABY)
  • "Whills" by Tom Angleberger (0 ABY)

Canto Bight (December 2017)[edit]

Children's books[edit]

Canon storybooks for younger readers that are shorter than a standard novel or young adult novel.

  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories, by Various Authors (32 BBY-34 ABY)
  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back, by Various Authors (32 BBY-34 ABY)
  • The Prequel Trilogy Stories, by Various Authors (32 BBY-19 BBY)
  • The Phantom Menace Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Elizabeth Schaefer (32 BBY)
  • The Phantom Menace, by Courtney Carbone (32 BBY)
  • Attack of the Clones, by Geof Smith (22 BBY)
  • Attack of the Clones Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Lucasfilm Book Group (22 BBY)
  • Forces of Destiny: Tales of Hope & Courage, by Elizabeth Schaefer (21 BBY-34 ABY)
  • Revenge of the Sith, by Geof Smith (19 BBY)
  • Revenge of the Sith Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Lucasfilm Book Group (19 BBY)
  • Chopper Saves the Day, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Sabine's Art Attack, by Jennifer Heddle (5 BBY)
  • Zeb to the Rescue, by Michael Siglain (5 BBY)
  • Ezra and the Pilot, by Jennifer Heddle (5 BBY)
  • Ezra's Wookiee Rescue, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • The Secret Jedi: The Adventures of Kanan Jarrus: Rebel Leader, by Ben Harper (5 BBY)
  • A New Hero, by Pablo Hidalgo (5 BBY)
  • TIE Fighter Trouble, by Brooke Vitale (5 BBY)
  • The Inquisitor's Trap, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • Hera's Phantom Flight, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Kanan's Jedi Training, by Elizabeth Schaefer (5 BBY)
  • Always Bet on Chopper, by Meredith L. Rusu (5 BBY)
  • Rogue One Secret Mission, by Jason Fry (0 BBY)
  • Bounty Hunt, by Katrina Pallant (0 BBY)
  • A New Hope, by Geof Smith (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • A New Hope Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • The Rise of a Hero, by Louise Simonson (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • Escape from Darth Vader, by Michael Siglain (0 BBY)
  • Trouble on Tatooine, by Nate Millici (0 BBY)
  • Trapped in the Death Star!, by Michael Siglain (0 BBY)
  • Death Star Battle, by Michael Siglain (0 ABY)
  • The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, by Tony DiTerlizzi (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy, by Ryder Windham (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Original Trilogy Stories, by Various Authors (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Power of the Dark Side, by Benjamin Harper (0 BBY-4 ABY)
  • The Chewbacca Story, by Benjamin Harper (0 BBY-34 ABY)
  • A Leader Named Leia, by Jennifer Heddle (0 BBY-34 ABY)
  • Han and the Rebel Rescue, by Nate Millici (0 ABY)
  • Luke and the Lost Jedi Temple, by Jason Fry (0 ABY)
  • The Empire Strikes Back, by Geof Smith (3 ABY)
  • The Empire Strikes Back Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (3 ABY)
  • AT-AT Attack!, by Calliope Glass (3 ABY)
  • Use the Force, by Michael Siglain (3 ABY)
  • Leia and the Great Island Escape, by Jason Fry (4 ABY)
  • Return of the Jedi, by Geof Smith (4 ABY)
  • Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD, by Randy Thornton (4 ABY)
  • Rescue from Jabba's Palace, by Michael Siglain (4 ABY)
  • Ewoks Join the Fight, by Michael Siglain (4 ABY)
  • Poe and the Missing Ship, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens, by Christopher Nicholas (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens Storybook, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens Read-Along Storybook & CD, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • Rey to the Rescue!, by Lisa Stock (34 ABY)
  • Finn & The First Order, by Brian Rood (34 ABY)
  • Rey Meets BB-8, by Elizabeth Schaefer (34 ABY)
  • Finn & Poe Team Up!, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • Finn & Rey Escape!, by Brian Rood (34 ABY)
  • Han & Chewie Return!, by Michael Siglain (34 ABY)
  • Chaos at the Castle, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Fight in the Forest, by Nate Millici (34 ABY)
  • The Force Awakens: New Adventures, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • Finn's Mission, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • The Adventures of BB-8, by David Fentiman (34 ABY)
  • BB-8 on the Run, by Drew Daywalt (34 ABY)
  • Lightsaber Rescue, by Play-A-Sound (34 ABY)
  • Rolling with BB-8!, by Benjamin Harper (34 ABY)
  • Rey's Journey, by Ella Patrick (34 ABY)
  • Rose and Finn's Mission, by Ella Patrick (34 ABY)
  • Chewie and the Porgs, by Kevin Shinick (34 ABY)

Star Wars Legends[edit]

This body of work represents the original Star Wars expanded universe, which was rebranded as Star Wars Legends and declared non-canon to the franchise in April 2014.[5] Beginning with the 1999 release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Lucasfilm has divided its titles by fictional "era" with symbols designating such.

Notes
  • Maturity rating:
    • A stands for Adult novel, feature more complex and adult storylines than the Junior novel, but despite being written with a more mature audience in mind they are mostly suitable for children to read.
    • J stands for Junior novel, are usually shorter than the Adult novel(s) and written for adults, while also being accessible for younger audiences.
    • YR stands for Young reader Books, written for young audiences.
  • Timeline:
    • (BBY) and (ABY) stand for Before and After the Battle of Yavin, which occurs at the end of the original 1977 Star Wars.

Before the Republic era[edit]

This era contains stories taking place more than 25,000 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Dawn of the Jedi[edit]

Old Galactic Republic era[edit]

This era contains stories taking place 5,000 to 1,000 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Lost Tribe of the Sith[edit]

Tales of the Jedi[edit]

The Old Republic[edit]

Red Harvest[edit]

Knight Errant[edit]

Darth Bane[edit]

Rise of the Empire era[edit]

This era contains stories taking place within 100 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Darth Plagueis[edit]

Legacy of the Jedi[edit]

The Wrath of Darth Maul[edit]

  • The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012), by Ryder Windham (51 BBY - 21 BBY) (Y)

Jedi Apprentice[edit]

The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi[edit]

  • The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008), by Ryder Windham (44 BBY - 9 ABY) (Y)

Secrets of the Jedi[edit]

The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader[edit]

  • The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (2007), by Ryder Windham (39 BBY - 4 ABY) (Y)

Cloak of Deception[edit]

Darth Maul[edit]

Episode I: The Phantom Menace[edit]

Rogue Planet[edit]

Jedi Quest[edit]

Outbound Flight[edit]

The Approaching Storm[edit]

Episode II: Attack of the Clones[edit]

Boba Fett[edit]

The Clone Wars[edit]

Clone Wars: Gambit[edit]

Clone Wars: Secret Missions[edit]

Republic Commando[edit]

Imperial Commando[edit]

Clone Wars[edit]

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith[edit]

Coruscant Nights[edit]

The Last of the Jedi[edit]

A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker[edit]

  • A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009), by Ryder Windham (15 BBY - 4 ABY) (Y)

The Han Solo Trilogy[edit]

The Adventures of Lando Calrissian[edit]

The Force Unleashed[edit]

The Han Solo Adventures[edit]

Death Troopers[edit]

Rebellion era[edit]

This era contains stories taking place within five years after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Death Star[edit]

Shadow Games[edit]

Episode IV: A New Hope[edit]

Rebel Force[edit]

  • Rebel Force: Target (2008), by Alex Wheeler (0 ABY) (Y)
  • Rebel Force: Hostage (2008), by Alex Wheeler (0 ABY) (Y)
  • Rebel Force: Renegade (2009), by Alex Wheeler (0 ABY) (Y)
  • Rebel Force: Firefight (2009), by Alex Wheeler (0.5 ABY) (Y)
  • Rebel Force: Trapped (2010), by Alex Wheeler (0.5 ABY) (Y)
  • Rebel Force: Uprising (2010), by Alex Wheeler (1 ABY) (Y)

Scoundrels[edit]

Galaxy of Fear[edit]

Hand of Judgment[edit]

Smuggler's Gambit[edit]

Star Wars Galaxies[edit]

Splinter of the Mind's Eye[edit]

Empire and Rebellion[edit]

  • Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge (2013), by Martha Wells (2 ABY) (A)
  • Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves (2014), by James S. A. Corey (2-3 ABY) (A)

The Further Adventures[edit]

  • The Further Adventures: Droid World (1983), by Dick Foes (3 ABY) (A)
  • The Further Adventures: Planet of the Hoojibs (1983), by David Michelinie (3 ABY) (A)

Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell[edit]

  • Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell (1983), by Brian Daley (3 ABY) (A)

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back[edit]

Shadows of the Empire[edit]

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi[edit]

The Bounty Hunter Wars[edit]

The Truce at Bakura[edit]

New Republic era[edit]

This era takes place from five to twenty-five years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Dark Forces[edit]

Jedi Prince[edit]

Due to much later books colliding with this series, much of this series has had to be retconned, but is still part of the Star Wars continuity.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor[edit]

X-wing[edit]

The Courtship of Princess Leia[edit]

A Forest Apart[edit]

Tatooine Ghost[edit]

Mixed up Droid[edit]

The Thrawn Trilogy[edit]

The Dark Empire Trilogy[edit]

Crimson Empire[edit]

The Jedi Academy Trilogy[edit]

I, Jedi[edit]

The Callista Trilogy[edit]

The Crystal Star[edit]

The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy[edit]

The New Rebellion[edit]

The Corellian Trilogy[edit]

The Hand of Thrawn[edit]

Scourge[edit]

Survivor's Quest[edit]

Junior Jedi Knights[edit]

  • The Golden Globe (1995), by Nancy Richardson (22 ABY) (Y)
  • Lyric's World (1996), by Nancy Richardson (22 ABY) (Y)
  • Promises (1996), by Nancy Richardson (22 ABY) (Y)
  • Anakin's Quest (1996), by Rebecca Moesta (22 ABY) (Y)
  • Vader's Fortress (1997), by Rebecca Moesta (22 ABY) (Y)
  • Kenobi's Blade (1997), by Rebecca Moesta (22 ABY) (Y)

Young Jedi Knights[edit]

New Jedi Order era[edit]

This era takes place within 25 to 39 years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

A Practical Man[edit]

The New Jedi Order[edit]

The Dark Nest trilogy[edit]

Legacy era[edit]

This era takes place 40+ years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Legacy of the Force[edit]

Crosscurrent[edit]

Millennium Falcon[edit]

Fate of the Jedi[edit]

Crucible[edit]

Short story anthologies[edit]

These books contain short Star Wars stories from several notable Science fiction authors with stories that span different timelines.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars[edit]

  • William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (2015), by Ian Doescher (32 BBY)
  • William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (2015), by Ian Doescher (22 BBY)
  • William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third (2015), by Ian Doescher (19 BBY)
  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars (Verily, A New Hope) (2013), by Ian Doescher (0 BBY-0 ABY)
  • William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (2014), by Ian Doescher (3 ABY)
  • William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (2014), by Ian Doescher (4 ABY)
  • William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken (2017), by Ian Doescher (34 ABY)
  • William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last (2018), by Ian Doescher (34 ABY)

Compilations[edit]

  • William Shakespeare's The Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set, by Ian Doescher (2014; including Verily, A New Hope, The Empire Striketh Back, The Jedi Doth Return and a poster)

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