Annoted Bibliography

If you just want a clean list of every book I use, please see here for my bibliography. The purpose of this page is to give you my personal opinion and evaluation of various resources. The books are divided into “fiction” and “nonfiction” and sorted by publication date. I designed my notes to justify my personal timeline and include links to my official reviews

Please consider this a work in progress.

Fiction / Timeline

  • 1976. Lucas, George. Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. Actually a ghost-written effort based on Lucas’ screenplay, the 1976 novelization is canon only in that it rehearses the content of the film. Canon.
  • 1977. Thomas, Roy. The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars. I don’t go out of my way to include comics; I happen to own this one and consider it pretty badly done even for 1977. All the women look like shemales. It’s creepy. 
  • 1978. Foster, Alan Dean. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. The first spin-off novel ever attempted in history — and, considering it’s Alan Dean Foster, the writing is solid, characterization is good, etc. However: not canon. Set immediately after the Battle of Yavin, it includes major contradictory themes, including Luke fighting Vader and cutting off his arm.
  • 1979. Daley, Brian. Han Solo at Stars’ End. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1979. Daley, Brian. Han Solo’s Revenge. Under evaluation.
  • 1979. Daley, Brian. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy. Under evaluation.
  • 1980. Glut, Donald F. The Empire Strikes Back. Canon.
  • 1981. Goodwin, Archie. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Again, a comic adaptation of the film that I don’t consider worthwhile because the pictures are pretty bad.
  • 1983. Kahn, James. Return of the Jedi. Canon. Barely, anyway. James Kahn is one of the worst early writers — this book is full of idiocy and misinformation (such as Uncle Owen being identified as Obi-Wan’s brother).
  • 1983. Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1983. Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu. Under evaluation.
  • 1983. Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka. Under evaluation.
  • 1991. Zahn, Timothy. Heir to the Empire. Canon. First #realcanon book in history. Details at the review.
  • 1992. Zahn, Timothy. Dark Force Rising. Canon.
  • 1993. Zahn, Timothy. The Last Command. Canon.
  • 1993. Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura. Canon.
    1993. Veitch, Tom. Dark Empire I. Canon.
  • 1994. Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Search. Canon.
  • 1994. Anderson, Kevin J. Dark Apprentice. Canon.
  • 1994. Anderson, Kevin J. Champions of the Force. Canon.
  • 1994. McIntyre, Vonda N. The Crystal Star. Canon.
  • 1994. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. Canon.
  • 1995. Hambly, Barbara. Children of the Jedi. Canon.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. Darksaber. Canon.
  • 1995. Veitch, Tom. Dark Empire II. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1995. Allen, Roger MacBride. Ambush at Corellia. Canon.
  • 1995. Allen, Roger MacBride. Assault at Selonia. Canon.
  • 1995. Allen, Roger MacBride. Showdown at Centerpoint. Canon.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. Tales From Jabba’s Palace. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina. Under evaluation.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. Heirs of the Force. Under evaluation.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. Shadow Academy. Under evaluation.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. The Lost Ones. Under evaluation.
  • 1996. Anderson, Kevin J. Tales of the Bounty Hunters. Under evaluation.
  • 1996. Anderson, Kevin J. Lightsabers. Under evaluation.
  • 1996. Anderson, Kevin J. Darkest Knight. Under evaluation.
  • 1996. Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Under Seige. Under evaluation.
  • 1996. Davids, Paul. Star Wars Book One (The Glove of Darth Vader, The Lost City of the Jedi, Zorba the Hutt’s Revenge). Not canon.
  • 1996. Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Before the Storm. Not canon.
  • 1996. Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Shield of Lies. Not canon.
  • 1996. Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Tyrant’s Test. Not canon.
  • 1996. Perry, Steve. Shadows of the Empire. Canon.
  • 1996. Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. The New Rebellion. Canon.
  • 1996. Stackpole, Michael A. Rogue Squadron. Canon.
  • 1996. Stackpole, Michael A. Wedge’s Gamble. Canon.
  • 1996. Stackpole, Michael A. The Krytos Trap. Canon.
  • 1997. Stackpole, Michael A. The Bacta War. Canon.
  • 1997. Anderson, Kevin J. The Golden Age of the Sith. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1997. Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Bounty. Under evaluation.
  • 1997. Anderson, Kevin J. Shards of Alderaan. Under evaluation.
  • 1997. Anderson, Kevin J. Diversity Alliance. Under evaluation.
  • 1997. Anderson, Kevin J. Delusions of Grandeur. Under evaluation.
  • 1997. Crispin, A. C. The Paradise Snare. Canon.
  • 1997. Crispin, A. C. The Hutt GambitCanon.
  • 1997. Davids, Paul. Star Wars Book Two (Mission From Mount Yoda, Queen of the Empire, Prophets of the Dark Side). Not canon.
  • 1997. Dietz, William C. Soldier for the EmpireCanon.
  • 1997. Hambly, Barbara. Planet of TwilightCanon.
  • 1997. Schweighofer, Peter (editor). Tales from the Empire. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1997. Zahn, Timothy. Specter of the PastCanon.
  • 1998. Zahn, Timothy. Vision of the Future. Canon.
  • 1998. Crispin, A. C. Rebel Dawn. Canon.
  • 1998. Dietz, William C. Rebel Agent. Canon.
  • 1998. Dietz, William C. Jedi Knight. Canon.
  • 1998. Allston, Alan. Wraith Squadron. Canon.
  • 1998. Allston, Alan. Iron Fist. Canon.
  • 1998. Anderson, Kevin J. The Emperor’s Plague. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1998. Anderson, Kevin J. Return to Ord Mantell. Under evaluation.
  • 1998. Anderson, Kevin J. Trouble on Cloud City. Under evaluation.
  • 1998. Anderson, Kevin J. Crisis at Crystal Reef. Under evaluation.
  • 1998. Jeter, K. W. The Mandalorian Armor. Canon.
  • 1998. Jeter, K. W. Slave Ship. Canon.
  • 1998. Stackpole, Michael A. I, Jedi. Canon.
  • 1998. Watson, Jude. Captive to Evil. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 1999. Jeter, K. W. Hard Merchandise. Canon.
  • 1999. Allston, Alan. Solo Command. Canon.
  • 1999. Stackpole, Michael A. Isard’s Revenge. Canon.
  • 1999. Allston, Aaron. Starfighters of Adumar. Canon.
  • 1999. Schweighofer, Peter (editor). Tales from the New Republic. Under evaluation.
  • 1999. Brooks, Terry. Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Canon.
  • 1999. Wrede, Patricia C. Episode I: The Phantom Menace (junior novelization) Canon.
  • 1999. Strasser, Todd. Anakin Skywalker. Canon.
  • 1999. Watson, Jude. Queen Amidala. Canon.
  • 1999. Wolverton, Dave. The Rising Force. Canon.
  • 1999. Watson, Jude. The Dark Rival. Canon.
  • 1999. Watson, Jude. The Hidden Past. Canon.
  • 1999. Watson, Jude. The Mark of the Crown. Canon.
    1999. Watson, Jude. The Defenders of the Dead. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Deadly Hunter. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Shattered Peace. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Uncertain Path. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Captive Temple. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Day of Reckoning. Canon.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. The Fight for the Truth. Canon.
  • 2000. Bear, Greg. Rogue Planet. Canon.
  • 2000. Luceno, James. Cloak of Deception. Canon.
  • 2000. Luceno, James. Saboteur. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2000. Stackpole, Michael A. Union. Under evaluation.
  • 2000. Watson, Jude. Darth Maul. Under evaluation.
  • 2001. Reaves, Michael. Shadow Hunter. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. The Evil Experiment. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. The Dangerous Rescue. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. The Ties that Bind. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. The Death of Hope. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. The Call to Vengeance. Canon.
  • 2001. Watson, Jude. Deceptions. Canon.
  • 2002. Foster, Alan Dean. The Approaching Storm. Canon.
  • 2002. Salvatore, R. A. Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Canon.
  • 2002. Wrede, Patricia C. Episode II: Attack of the Clones (junior novelization) Canon.
  • 2002. Warner, Chris. Star Wars Infinities — A New Hope. Not canon.
  • 2002. Watson, Jude. The Only Witness. Canon.
  • 2002. Watson, Jude. The Threat Within. Canon.
  • 2002. Watson, Jude. The Followers. Canon.
  • 2003. Denning, Troy. Tatooine Ghost. Not canon.
  • 2003. Stover, Matthew Woodring. Shatterpoint. Canon.
  • 2003. Whitney-Robinson, Veronica. The Ruins of Dantooine. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2004. Barnes, Steven. The Cestus Deception. Canon.
  • 2004. Gallardo, Adam. Star Wars Infinities — Return of the Jedi. Not canon.
  • 2004. Reaves, Michael. Battle Surgeons. Canon.
  • 2004. Reaves, Michael. Jedi Healer. Canon.
  • 2004. Sherman, David. Jedi Trial. Canon.
  • 2004. Stewart, Sean. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2004. Traviss, Karen. Hard Contact. Under evaluation.
  • 2005. Luceno, James. Labyrinth of Evil. Canon.
  • 2005. Luceno, James. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. Canon.
  • 2005. Stover, Matthew Woodring. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Canon.
  • 2006. Karpyshyn, Drew. Path of Destruction. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2006. Reaves, Michael. Jedi Twilight. Canon.
  • 2006. Traviss, Karen. Triple Zero. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2006. Zahn, Timothy. Outbound Flight. Canon.
  • 2007. Karpyshyn, Drew. Rule of Two. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2007. Reaves, Michael. Death Star. Canon.
  • 2007. Traviss, Karen. True Colors. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2007. Zahn, Timothy. Allegiance. Canon.
  • 2008. Reaves, Michael. Street of Shadows. Canon.
  • 2008. Stover, Matthew Woodring. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. Not canon.
  • 2008. Traviss, Karen. Order 66. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2008. Traviss, Karen. The Clone Wars. Under evaluation.
  • 2009. Karpyshyn, Drew. Dynasty of Evil. Under evaluation.
  • 2009. Reaves, Michael. Patterns of the Force. Canon.
  • 2009. Traviss, Karen. 501st. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2009. Schreiber, Joe. Death Troopers. Canon.
  • 2010. Miller, Karen. Stealth. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2010. Miller, Karen. Siege. Under evaluation.
  • 2010. Schreiber, Joe. Red Harvest. Under evaluation.
  • 2010. Williams, Sean. Fatal Alliance. Under evaluation.
  • 2011. Zahn, Timothy. Choices of One. Under evaluation.
  • 2011. Reaves, Michael. Shadow Games. Under evaluation.
  • 2011. Kemp, Paul S. Deceived. Under evaluation for canon.
  • 2011. Karpyshyn, Drew. Revan. Under evaluation.
  • 2011. Miller, John Jackson. Knight Errant. Under evaluation.
  • 2012. Schreiber, Joe. Maul: Lockdown. Canon.
  • 2012. Karpyshyn, Drew. Annihilation. Under evaluation.
  • 2012. Grubb, Jeff. Scourge. Under evaluation.
  • 2012. Luceno, James. Darth Plagueis. Under evaluation.
  • 2013. Miller, John Jackson. Kenobi. Under evaluation.
  • 2013. Zahn Timothy. Scoundrels. Under evaluation.
  • 2013. Wells, Martha. Razor’s Edge. Under evaluation.
  • 2014. Corey, James S. Honor Among Thieves. Under evaluation.
  • 2014. Hearne, Kevin. Heir to the Jedi. Under evaluation.
  • 2014. Lebbon, Tim. Into the Void. Under evaluation.

Nonfiction / Reference

  • 1988. Slavicsek, Bill. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe.
  • 1995. Anderson, Kevin J. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe.
  • 1995. Johnson, Shane. Star Wars Technical Journal.
  • 1996. Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Aliens & Creatures (Postcards)
  • 1996. Sansweet, Stephen J. The Quotable Star Wars.
  • 1997. Henderson, Mary. Star Wars: The Magic of Myth.
  • 1997. Jenkins, Garry. Empire Building.
  • 1997. Lucas, George. Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays.
  • 1998. Brackett, Leigh. Illustrated Screenplay: Star Wars: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • 1998. Davis, Robin. Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook.
  • 1998. Reynolds, David West. Incredible Cross-Sections of Star Wars.
  • 1998. Reynolds, David West. The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, & VI.
  • 1998. Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Encyclopedia.
  • 1999. Bouzereau, Laurent. The Making of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • 1999. Bresman, Jonathan. The Art of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • 1999. Cavelos, Jeanne. The Science of Star Wars.
  • 1999. Edwards, Ted. The Unauthorized Star Wars Compendium.
  • 1999. Reynolds, David West. Star Wars: Complete Cross Sections.
  • 2000. Frankeny, Frankie. The Star Wars Cookbook II.
  • 2001. Burtt, Ben. Star Wars: Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide.
  • 2002. Bruder, Mikyla. The Star Wars Party Book.
  • 2002. Reynolds, David West. Attack of the Clones Visual Dictionary.
  • 2005. Biggar, Trisha. Dressing a Galaxy.
  • 2005. Decker, Kevin S. (editor). Star Wars and Philosophy.
  • 2005. Luceno, James. Revenge of the Sith Visual Dictionary.
  • 2005. Lund, Kristin. Star Wars Complete Locations.
  • 2005. Rinzler, J. W. The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
  • 2005. Saxton, Curtis. Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections.
  • 2005. Wallace, Daniel. The Ultimate Visual Guide to Star Wars.
  • 2007. Burton, Bonnie. The Star Wars Craft Book.
  • 2007. Reinhart, Matthew. A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 2007. Rinzler, J. W. The Making of Star Wars.
  • 2007. Sansweet, Stephen J. The Star Wars Vault.
  • 2007. Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith, the Essential Guide to the Force.
  • 2008. Harper, Benjamin. Obsessed With Star Wars.
  • 2008. Price, Roger. Star Wars Mad Libs.
  • 2010. Lucas, George. Star Wars Art: Visions.
  • 2010. Rinzler, J. W. Sounds of Star Wars.
  • 2010. Rinzler, J. W. The Making of the Empire Strikes Back.
  • 2010. Windham, Ryder. Star Wars Year By Year.
  • 2010. Seder, Rufus Butler. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book.
  • 2010. Windham, Ryder. Millennium Falcon: A 3D Owner’s Guide.
  • 2012. Davis, Robin. Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies.
  • 2012. Reagin, Nancy R. Star Wars and History.
  • 2012. Brown, Jeffrey. Darth Vader and Son.
  • 2013. Brown, Jeffrey. Vader’s Little Princess.
  • 2013. Fry, Jason. Star Wars: The Essential Atlas.
  • 2013. Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.
  • 2014. Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s the Empire Striketh Back.
  • 2014. Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s the Jedi Doth Return.
  • 2014. Rinzler, J.W. (editor). Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy.
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