A Timeline For Star Wars

The Books and Book versions of the Movies

From 89 years before A New Hope
35 years after Return of the Jedi

Compiled by Kevin Straw
with some updates by Browsers’ Bookstore


[This is a chronological sequencing of all Star Wars books done by a customer of ours, who builds light sabers as a business. It was such a huge effort that we decided it had to be published online. — SG]

“Secrets of the Jedi” by Jude Watson
“The Legacy of the Jedi” by Jude Watson
(Set 89-20 years before ANH)

“Jedi Apprentice” series (junior novels – all but the first by Jude Watson)
1 – “The Rising Force” by Dave Wolverton
2 – “The Dark Rival”
3 – “The Hidden Past”
4 – “Mark of the Crown”
5 – “Defenders of the Dead”
6 – “The Uncertain Path”
7 – “The Captive Temple”
8 – “The Day of Reckoning”
9 – “The Fight for Truth”
10 – “The Shattered Peace”
11 – “The Deadly Hunter”
12 – “The Evil Experiment”
13 – “The Dangerous Rescue”
14 – “The Ties That Bind”
15 – “The Death of Hope”
16 – “The Call to Vengeance”
17 – “The Only Witness”
18 – “The Threat Within”
(Set 8 to 12 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)

“Jedi Apprentice Special Edition I: Deceptions” by Jude Watson (set both during the JA series & post-TPM)
“Jedi Apprentice Special Edition II: The Followers” by Jude Watson
“Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter” by Michael Reaves (p/b includes e-Book “Darth Maul: Saboteur” by James Luceno)
(Set less than 1 year before TPM)

“Cloak of Deception” by James Luceno
(Set less than 1 year before TPM)

“Episode I Adventures” (junior novels published by Scholastic)
1 – “Search for the Lost Jedi”
2 – “The Bartokk Assassins”
3 – “The Fury of Darth Maul”
4 – “Jedi Emergency”
5 – “The Ghostly Children”
6 – “The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker”
7 – “Capture Arawynne”
8 – “Trouble on Tatooine”
9 – “Rescue in the Core”
10 – Festival of Warriors”
11 – “Pirates from Beyond the Sea”
12 – “The Bongo Rally”

“The Phantom Menace” by Terry Brooks
(novel version of the movie)

“Rogue Planet” by Greg Bear
(Set 3 years after TPM)

“Jedi Quest: Path to Truth” by Jude Watson
(Set 6 years before AotC – simultaneous release with DH comics)

“Outbound Flight” by Timothy Zahn (due for release January 2006)
(Set 5 years before AotC)

“Jedi Quest” series (junior novels by Jude Watson, set 5 to 1 years before AotC)
1 – “The Way of the Apprentice”
2 – “The Trail of the Jedi”
3 – “The Dangerous Games”
4 – “The Master of Disguise”
5 – “The School of Fear”
6 – “The Shadow Trap”
7 – “The Moment of Truth”
8 – “The Changing of the Guard”
9 – “The False Peace”
10 – “The Final Showdown”

“Adventures” (junior novels by Ryder Windham, set less than 1 year before AotC)
1 – “Hunt the Sun Runner”
2 – “The Cavern of Screaming Skulls”
3 – “The Hostage Princess”
4 – “Jango Fett vs. The Razor Eaters”
5 – “The Shape Shifter Strikes”
6 – “Warlords and Balmorra”

“The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster
(Set less than 1 year before AotC)

“Anakin Skywalker: A Jedi’s Journal” by Scott Ciencin (junior novel)

“Anakin: Apprentice” by Marc Cerasini (junior novel)

“Attack of the Clones” by R. A. Salvatore
(novel version of the movie)

“Boba Fett” series (junior novels, set after AotC)
1 – “The Fight to Survive” by Terry Bisson
2 – “Crossfire” by Terry Bisson
3 – “Maze of Deception” by Elizabeth Hand
4 – “Hunted” by Elizabeth Hand
5 – “A New Threat” by Elizabeth Hand
6 – “Pursuit” by Elizabeth Hand

“Shatterpoint” by Matthew Woodring Stover
(Set 2 years before RotS)

“Republic Commando” by Karen Traviss
1 – “Hard Contact”
2 – “Triple Zero” (to be released)

“The Cestus Deception” by Steven Barnes
(Set 1 year before RotS)

“The Hive” – e-Book set during “The Cestus Deception”

“Medstar 1: Battle Surgeons” by Steve Perry & Michael Reeves
“Medstar 2: Jedi Healer” by Steve Perry & Michael Reeves
(Set before RotS)

“Jedi Trial” by David Sherman & Dan Cragg
(Set before RotS)

“Dark Rendezvous” by Sean Stewart
(Set before RotS)

“Labyrinth of Evil” by James Luceno
(Set before RotS)

“Revenge of the Sith” by Matthew Woodring Stover
(novel version of the movie)

“Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader” by James Luceno (due for release November 2005)
(Set after RotS)

“Coruscant Knights” by Michael Reaves (series of 3 novels, due for release February 2006, 2007 & 2008)

“The Last of the Jedi” by Jude Watson (junior novels, set 18 years before ANH)
1 – “The Desperate Mission”
2 – “Dark Warning”
3 – “Underworld”
4 – “Death on Naboo”
5 – “A Tangled Web”
6 – “Return of the Dark Side”
7 – “Secret Weapon”

The Han Solo trilogy by A. C. Crispin
“The Paradise Snare”
“The Hutt Gambit”
“Rebel Dawn”
(Set up to 10 years before Star Wars: A New Hope)

The Lando Calrissian Adventures by L. Neil Smith
“Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu”
“Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon”
“Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka”
(Set before Star Wars: A New Hope)

The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
“Han Solo at Star’s End”
“Han Solo’s Revenge”
“Han Solo and the Lost Legacy”
(Set 1-2 years before Star Wars: A New Hope)

“Star Wars: A New Hope” by George Lucas (ghostwritten by A. D. Foster)
(novel version of the movie)

“Missions” (series of junior novels set around the time of ANH)
1 – “Assault on Yavin” by Ryder Windham
2 – “Escape from Thyferra” by Ryder Windham
3 – “Attack on Delrakkin” by Ryder Windham
4 – “Destroy the Liquidator” by Ryder Windham
5 – “The Hunt for Han Solo” by Dave Wolverton
6 – “The Search for Grubba the Hutt” by Dave Wolverton
7 – “Ithorian Invasion” by Dave Wolverton
8 – “Togorian Trap” by Dave Wolverton
9 – “Revolt of the Battle Droids” by Dave Wolverton
10 – “Showdown in Mos Eisley” by Ryder Windham
11 – “Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids” by Ryder Windham
12 – “The Vactooine Disaster” by Ryder Windham
13 – “Prisoner of the Nickto Pirates” by Dave Wolverton
14 – “The Monsters of Dween” by Dave Wolverton
15 – “Voyage to the Underworld” by Dave Wolverton
16 – “Imperial Jailbreak” by Dave Wolverton
17 – “Darth Vader’s Return” by Ryder Windham
18 – “Rogue Squadron to the Rescue” by Ryder Windham
19 – “Bounty on Bonadan” by Ryder Windham
20 – “Total Destruction” by Ryder Windham

“Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina” edited by Kevin J. Anderson
(Set around Star Wars: A New Hope)

“Galaxy of Fear” series (junior novels by John Whitman)
1 – “Eaten Alive”
2 – “City of the Dead”
3 – “Planet Plague”
4 – “The Nightmare Machine”
5 – “Ghost of the Jedi”
6 – “Army of Terror”
7 – “The Brain Spiders”
8 – “The Swarm”
9 – “Spore”
10 – “The Doomsday Ship”
11 – “Clones”
12 – “The Hunger”
(Set after ANH)

“Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine” by Veronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman

“Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” by Alan Dean Foster
(Set after Star Wars: A New Hope)

“Allegiance” by Timothy Zahn (due for release February 2007)
(Set around 1 year after ANH)

“The Empire Strikes Back” by Donald F. Glut
(novel version of the movie)

“Tales of the Bounty Hunters” edited by Kevin J. Anderson
(Set 3 years after Star Wars: A New Hope)

“Shadows of the Empire” by Steve Perry
(Set between ESB and RotJ)

“Return of the Jedi” by James Kahn
(novel version of the movie)

“Tales from Jabba’s Palace” edited by Kevin J. Anderson
(Set during RotJ)

The Bounty Hunter Wars by K. W. Jeter
“The Mandalorian Armor”
“Slave Ship”
“Hard Merchandise”
(Set during RotJ)

“The Truce at Bakura” by Kathy Tyers
(Set immediately after RotJ)

“Fool’s Bargain” – e-Book by Timothy Zahn (set after RotJ)

Star Wars: X-Wing
1 – “Rogue Squadron” by Michael A. Stackpole
2 – “Wedge’s Gamble” by Michael A. Stackpole
3 – “The Krytos Trap” by Michael A. Stackpole
4 – “The Bacta War” by Michael A. Stackpole
5 – “Wraith Squadron” by Aaron Allston
6 – “Iron Fist” by Aaron Allston
7 – “Solo Command” by Aaron Allston
(Set 3 years after RotJ)
8 – “Isard’s Revenge” by Michael A. Stackpole
(Set 5 years after RotJ)
9 – “Starfighters of Adumar” by Aaron Allston

“The Courtship of Princess Leia” by Dave Wolverton
(Set 4 years after RotJ)

“Corphelion Interlude” – e-Book by Troy Denning (in “Tatooine Ghost”)

“A Forest Apart” – e-Book by Troy Denning
(Set before NJO; collected in “Tatooine Ghost” p/b)

“Tatooine Ghost” by Troy Denning
(Set 4 years after RotJ)

The Empire trilogy (also known as the Thrawn trilogy) by Timothy Zahn
“Heir to the Empire”
“Dark Force Rising”
“The Last Command”
(Set 5 years after RotJ)

The Jedi Academy trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson
“Jedi Search”
“Dark Apprentice”
“Champions of the Force”
(Set 7 years after RotJ)

“I, Jedi” by Michael A. Stackpole
(Set 7 years after RotJ)

“Tales from the Empire” edited by P. Schweighofer
(Various settings, from pre-ANH to post-Thrawn trilogy)

“Tales from the New Republic” edited by P. Schweighofer and C. Carey
(Various settings, from pre-ANH to during the Jedi Academy trilogy)

Star Wars: X-Wing, Series IV by Aaron Allston
“Starfighters of Adumar”
(Set 8 years after RotJ)

“Children of the Jedi” by Barbara Hambly
(Set 8 years after RotJ)

“Darksaber” by Kevin J. Anderson
(Set 8 years after RotJ)

“Planet of Twilight” by Barbara Hambly
(Set 9 years after RotJ)

“The Crystal Star” by Vonda N. McIntyre
(Set 10 years after RotJ)

The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
“Before the Storm”
“Shield of Lies”
“Tyrant’s Test”
(Set 12 years after RotJ)

“The New Rebellion” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
(Set 13 years after RotJ)

The Corellian trilogy by Roger MacBride Allen
“Ambush at Corellia”
“Assault at Selonia”
“Showdown at Centerpoint”
(Set 14 years after RotJ)

The Hand of Thrawn duology by Timothy Zahn
“Specter of the Past”
“Vision of the Future”
(Set 15 years after RotJ)

“Survivor’s Quest” by Timothy Zahn (p/b includes e-Book “Fools Bargain)
(Set 16 years after RotJ)

“Judge’s Call” by Timothy Zahn (short story)

“Junior Jedi Knights” series (junior novels)
1 – “The Golden Globe” by Nancy Richardson
2 – “Lyric’s World” by Nancy Richardson
3 – “Promises” by Nancy Richardson
4 – “Anakin’s Quest” by Rebecca Moesta
5 – “Vader’s Fortress” by Rebecca Moesta
6 – “Kenobi’s Blade” by Rebecca Moesta
(Set 18 years after RotJ)

“Young Jedi Knights” series (junior novels by K. J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta)
1 – “Heirs of the Force”
2 – “Shadow Academy”
3 – “The Lost Ones”
4 – “Lightsabers”
5 – “The Darkest Knight”
6 – “Jedi Under Siege”
7 – “Shards of Alderaan”
8 – “Diversity Alliance”
9 – “Delusions of Grandeur”
10 – “Jedi Bounty”
11 – “The Emperor’s Plague”
12 – “Return to Ord Mantell”
13 – “Trouble on Cloud City”
14 – “Crisis at Crystal Reef”
(Set 19-20 years after RotJ)

“The New Jedi Order” series
1 – “Vector Prime” by R. A. Salvatore
2 – “Dark Tide 1: Onslaught” by Michael A. Stackpole
3 – “Dark Tide 2: Ruin” by Michael A. Stackpole
4 – “Agents of Chaos 1: Hero’s Trial” by James Luceno
5 – “Agents of Chaos 2: Jedi Eclipse” by James Luceno
6 – “Balance Point” by Kathy Tyers
e-Book – “Recovery” by Troy Denning (included in “Star by Star”)
7 – “Edge of Victory 1: Conquest” by J. Gregory Keyes
8 – “Edge of Victory 2: Rebirth” by J. Gregory Keyes
9 – “Star by Star” by Troy Denning (p/b includes e-Book “Recovery”)
10 – “Dark Journey” by Elaine Cunningham
11 – “Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream” by Aaron Allston
12 – “Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand” by Aaron Allston
13 – “Traitor” by Matthew Woodring Stover
e-Book – “Ylesia” by Walter Jon Williams
14 – “Destiny’s Way” by Walter Jon Williams
15 – “Force Heretic I: Remnant” by Sean Williams and Shane Dix
16 – “Force Heretic II: Refugee” by Sean Williams and Shane Dix
17 – “Force Heretic III: Reunion” by Sean Williams and Shane Dix
18 – “The Final Prophecy” by Greg Keyes
19 – “The Unifying Force” by James Luceno
(Set 21 to 26 years after RotJ)

“Dark Nest” by Troy Denning
1 – “The Joiner King”
2 – “The Unseen Queen”
3 – “The Swarm War”
(Set 30 years after RotJ)

The “Legacy of the Force” series
1 – “Betrayal” by Aaron Allston
2 – “Bloodlines” by Karen Traviss
3 – “Tempest” by Troy Denning
4 – “Exile” by Aaron Allston
5 – “Sacrifice” by Karen Traviss
6 – “Inferno” by Troy Denning
7 – “Fury” by Aaron Allston
8 – “Revelation” by Karen Traviss
(Series set 33-35 years after RotJ)