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Reading List: Star Wars

This post contains information and book titles for Star Wars, grouped by era and sorted chronologically. Click any linked title for a review of that book. If you are aware of a book that is not listed here, please comment with that book's title and author. If you'd like to review a book, please comment and specify the book by title and author. Several people may post a review for a single book, there are no limits in that regard. Happy reading!

Synopsis: Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. The saga began with the film Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), which was released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox. The film became a pop culture worldwide phenomenon - spawning five more feature films, three spin-off films, five television series and an extensive collection of licensed books, comics, video games, and other products - all of which are set within a fictional "galaxy far, far away."

Source: Wikipedia

Plot Summary: In a galaxy far, far away, a psychopathic emperor and his most trusted servant - a former Jedi Knight known as Darth Vader - are ruling a universe with fear. They have built a horrifying weapon known as the Death Star, a giant battle station capable of annihilating a world in less than a second. When the Death Star's master plans are captured by the fledgling Rebel Alliance, Vader starts a pursuit of the ship carrying them. A young dissident Senator, Leia Organa, is aboard the ship & puts the plans into a maintenance robot named R2-D2. Although she is captured, the Death Star plans cannot be found, as R2 & his companion, a tall robot named C-3PO, have escaped to the desert world of Tatooine below. Through a series of mishaps, the robots end up in the hands of a farm boy named Luke Skywalker, who lives with his Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru. Owen & Beru are viciously murdered by the Empire's stormtroopers who are trying to recover the plans, and Luke & the robots meet with former Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to try to return the plans to Leia Organa's home, Alderaan. After contracting a pilot named Han Solo & his Wookiee companion Chewbacca, they escape an Imperial blockade. But when they reach Alderaan's coordinates, they find it destroyed - by the Death Star. They soon find themselves caught in a tractor beam & pulled into the Death Star. Although they rescue Leia Organa from the Death Star after a series of narrow escapes, Kenobi becomes one with the Force after being killed by his former pupil - Darth Vader. They reach the Alliance's base on Yavin's fourth moon, but the Imperials are in hot pursuit with the Death Star, and plan to annihilate the Rebel base. The Rebels must quickly find a way to eliminate the Death Star before it destroys them as it did Alderaan.

Summary written by Derek O'Cain, found at IMDb

zincpiccalilli has helpfully pointed out starwars_eu, a community dedicated to discussions about and reviews for the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including many of the tie-in novels listed below.


Tie-in Novels for Star Wars


Old Republic Era
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn

Rise of the Empire Era
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Defenders of the Dead by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Day of Reckoning by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Shattered Peace by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Evil Experiment by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Ties That Bind by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Death of Hope by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Call to Vengeance by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Only Witness by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers by Jude Watson

  • Darth Maul: Saboteur by James Luceno

  • Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 4: Jedi Emergency by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children by Dave Wolverton

  • Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker by Dave Wolverton

  • Episode I Adventures 7: Capture Arawynne by Dave Wolverton

  • Episode I Adventures 8: Trouble on Tatooine by Dave Wolverton

  • Episode I Adventures 9: Rescue in the Core by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 10: Festival of Warriors by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 11: Pirates from Beyond the Sea by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 12: The Bongo Rally by Ryder Windham

  • Episode I Adventures 13: Danger on Naboo by A.L. Singer

  • Episode I Adventures 14: Podrace to Freedom by A.L. Singer

  • Episode I Adventures 15: The Final Battle by A.L. Singer

  • Cloak of Deception by James Luceno

  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves

  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks

  • Star Wars Episode I Journal: Anakin Skywalker by Todd Strasser

  • Star Wars Episode I Journal: Darth Maul by Jude Watson

  • Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala by Jude Watson

  • Rogue Planet by Greg Bear

  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: Path to Truth by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The School of Fear by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Moment of Truth by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Changing of the Guard by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The False Peace by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown by Jude Watson

  • Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn

  • The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster

  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore

  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss

  • Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive by Terry Bisson

  • Boba Fett: Crossfire by Terry Bisson

  • Boba Fett: Maze of Deception by Elizabeth Hand

  • Boba Fett: Hunted by Elizabeth Hand

  • Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover

  • Legacy of the Jedi by Jude Watson

  • The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes

  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss

  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

  • Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson

  • Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg

  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart

  • Boba Fett: A New Threat by Elizabeth Hand

  • Boba Fett: Pursuit by Elizabeth Hand

  • Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno

  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover

  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno

  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission by Jude Watson

  • The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning by Jude Watson

  • The Last of the Jedi: Underworld by Jude Watson

  • The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo by Jude Watson

  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web by Jude Watson

  • The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side by Jude Watson

  • Coruscant Nights: Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves

  • Coruscant Nights: Chiascuro by Michael Reaves

  • Coruscant Nights: Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves

  • The Han Solo Trilogy Volume I: The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin

  • Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu by L. Neil Smith

  • The Han Solo Trilogy Volume II: The Hutt Gambit by A. C. Crispin

  • Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon by L. Neil Smith

  • Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka by L. Neil Smith

  • The Han Solo Trilogy Volume III: Rebel Dawn by A. C. Crispin

  • Han Solo at Stars' End by Brian Daley

  • Han Solo's Revenge by Brian Daley

  • Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley

Rebellion Era
  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice by John Peel

  • Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil by Jude Watson

  • Star Wars Journal: Hero for Hire by Donna Tauscher

  • Episode IV: A New Hope by Alan Dean Foster

  • Galaxy of Fear: Eaten Alive by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: City of the Dead by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: Planet Plague by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: The Nightmare Machine by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: Ghost of the Jedi by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: Army of Terror by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: The Brain Spiders by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: The Swarm by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: Spore by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: The Doomsday Ship by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: Clones by John Whitman

  • Galaxy of Fear: The Hunger by John Whitman

  • Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

  • Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine by Voronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman

  • Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster

  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut

  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn

  • The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers

  • The Bounty Hunter Wars Book I: The Mandalorian Armor by K.W. Jeter

  • The Bounty Hunter Wars Book II: Slave Ship by K.W. Jeter

  • The Bounty Hunter Wars Book III: Hard Merchandise by K.W. Jeter

New Republic Era
  • The Glove of Darth Vader by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • The Lost City of the Jedi by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • Zorba the Hutt's Revenge by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • Mission from Mount Yoda by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • Queen of the Empire by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • Prophets of the Dark Side by Paul and Hollace Davids

  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole

  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble by Michael Stackpole

  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael Stackpole

  • X-wing: The Bacta War by Michael Stackpole

  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston

  • X-wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston

  • X-wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston

  • The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton

  • A Forest Apart by Troy Denning

  • Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning

  • The Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn

  • The Thrawn Trilogy: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn

  • The Thrawn Trilogy: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge by Michael Stackpole

  • I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole

  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson

  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson

  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson

  • Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly

  • Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson

  • Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

  • X-wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston

  • The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre

  • The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy: Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

  • The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

  • The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy: Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

  • The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

  • The Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride

  • The Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia by Roger MacBride

  • The Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger MacBride

  • The Hand of Thrawn Duology: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn

  • The Hand of Thrawn Duology: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn

  • Junior Jedi Knights: The Golden Globe by Nancy Richardson

  • Junior Jedi Knights: Lyric's World by Nancy Richardson

  • Junior Jedi Knights: Promises by Nancy Richardson

  • Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest by Rebecca Moesta

  • Junior Jedi Knights: Vader's Fortress by Rebecca Moesta

  • Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade by Rebecca Moesta

  • Fool's Bargain by Timothy Zahn

  • Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn

  • Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor's Plague by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

  • Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

New Jedi Order Era
  • Boba Fett: A Practical Man by Karen Traviss

  • Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore

  • Dark Tide I: Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole

  • Dark Tide II: Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole

  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial by James Luceno

  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno

  • Balance Point by Kathy Tyers

  • Recovery by Troy Denning

  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest by Greg Keyes

  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth by Greg Keyes

  • Star by Star by Troy Denning

  • Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham

  • Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston

  • Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston

  • Traitor by Matthew Stover

  • Destiny's Way by Walter Jon Williams

  • Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams

  • Force Heretic I: Remnant by Sean Williams and Shane Dix

  • Force Heretic II: Refugee by Sean Williams and Shane Dix

  • Force Heretic III: Reunion by Sean Williams and Shane Dix

  • The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes

  • The Unifying Force by James Luceno

  • Dark Nest I: The Joiner King by Troy Denning

  • Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning

  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War by Troy Denning

Legacy Era
  • Betrayal by Aaron Allston

  • Bloodlines by Karen Traviss

  • Tempest by Troy Denning

  • Exile by Aaron Allston

  • Sacrifice by Karen Traviss

  • Inferno by Troy Denning
Source: Wookieepedia
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