Bibliography

Because I am an English major, a veteran researcher, and a librarian, you get to have my full works cited. This is every Star Wars book I have ever read or used or plan to. While I exhibit judgment in the sense that I judge some things canon, some things non-canon, and some things reference for the sake of classification, I exhibit no opinion of various works on this page. My annotated bibliography contains my notes, links to reviews for assessment of individual works, and justification for dating.

Books of the canon in timeline order

  • Wolverton, Dave. Jedi Apprentice 1. The Rising Force.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 2. The Dark Rival.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 3. The Hidden Past.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 4. The Mark of the Crown.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 5. The Defenders of the Dead.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 6. The Uncertain Path.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 7. The Captive Temple.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 8. The Day of Reckoning.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 9. The Fight for the Truth.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 10. The Deadly Hunter.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 11. The Evil Experiment.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 12. The Shattered Peace.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 13. The Dangerous Rescue.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 14. The Ties that Bind.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 15. The Death of Hope.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 16. The Call to Vengeance.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 17. The Only Witness.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 18. The Threat Within.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 19. Deceptions.
  • Watson, Jude. Jedi Apprentice 20. The Followers.
  • Luceno, James. Cloak of Deception.
  • Reaves, Michael. Darth Maul 2. Shadow Hunter.
  • Strasser, Todd. Journal 1. Anakin Skywalker.
  • Watson, Jude. Journal 2. Queen Amidala.
  • Watson, Jude. Journal 3. Darth Maul.
  • Brooks, Terry. Star Wars 1. Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • Wrede, Patricia C. Episode I: The Phantom Menace (junior novelization)
  • Bear, Greg. Rogue Planet.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Outbound Flight.
  • Foster, Alan Dean. The Approaching Storm.
  • Salvatore, R. A. Star Wars 2. Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
  • Wrede, Patricia C. Episode II: Attack of the Clones (junior novelization)
  • Stover, Matthew Woodring. Clone Wars1. Shatterpoint.
  • Barnes, Steven. Clone Wars 2. The Cestus Deception.
  • Reaves, Michael. Clone Wars 4; Medstar 1. Battle Surgeons.
  • Reaves, Michael. Clone Wars 5; Medstar 2. Jedi Healer.
  • Sherman, David. Clone Wars 6. Jedi Trial.
  • Luceno, James. Dark Lord 1. Labyrinth of Evil.
  • Stover, Matthew Woodring. Star Wars 3. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
  • Luceno, James. Dark Lord 2. Rise of Darth Vader.
  • Reaves, Michael. Coruscant Nights 1. Jedi Twilight.
  • Reaves, Michael. Coruscant Nights 2. Street of Shadows.
  • Reaves, Michael. Coruscant Nights 3. Patterns of the Force.
  • Crispin, A. C. Han Solo 1. The Paradise Snare.
  • Crispin, A. C. Han Solo 2. The Hutt Gambit.
  • Schreiber, Joe. Death Troopers.
  • Crispin, A. C. Han Solo 3. Rebel Dawn.
  • Reaves, Michael. Death Star.
  • Lucas, George. Star Wars 4. Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Allegiance.
  • Watson, Jude. Captive to Evil.
  • Dietz, William C. Dark Forces 1. Soldier for the Empire.
  • Dietz, William C. Dark Forces 2. Rebel Agent.
  • Dietz, William C. Dark Forces 3. Jedi Knight.
  • Glut, Donald F. Star Wars 5. The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Perry, Steve. Shadows of the Empire.
  • Kahn, James. Star Wars 6. Return of the Jedi.
  • Jeter, K. W. Bounty Hunter Wars 1. The Mandalorian Armor.
  • Jeter, K. W. Bounty Hunter Wars 2. Slave Ship.
  • Jeter, K. W. Bounty Hunter Wars 3. Hard Merchandise.
  • Tyers, Kathy. The Truce at Bakura.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. X-Wing 1. Rogue Squadron.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. X-Wing 2. Wedge’s Gamble.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. X-Wing 3. The Krytos Trap.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. X-Wing 4. The Bacta War.
  • Allston, Alan. X-Wing 5. Wraith Squadron.
  • Allston, Alan. X-Wing 6. Iron Fist.
  • Allston, Alan. X-Wing 7. Solo Command.
  • Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Thrawn 1. Heir to the Empire.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Thrawn 2. Dark Force Rising.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Thrawn 3. The Last Command.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. X-Wing 8. Isard’s Revenge.
  • Veitch, Tom. Dark Empire I.
  • Veitch, Tom. Dark Empire II.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Academy 1. Jedi Search.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Academy 2. Dark Apprentice.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Academy 3. Champions of the Force.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. I, Jedi.
  • Hambly, Barbara. Children of the Jedi.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Darksaber.
  • Hambly, Barbara. Planet of Twilight.
  • Allston, Aaron. X-Wing 9. Starfighters of Adumar.
  • McIntyre, Vonda N. The Crystal Star.
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. The New Rebellion.
  • Allen, Roger MacBride. Corellian 1. Ambush at Corellia.
  • Allen, Roger MacBride. Corellian 2. Assault at Selonia.
  • Allen, Roger MacBride. Corellian 3. Showdown at Centerpoint.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Hand of Thrawn 1. Specter of the Past.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Hand of Thrawn 2. Vision of the Future.

Books currently under review for canon
(Including books formerly taken for granted as canon but that have not been reviewed recently. Comic books and ebooks are not eligible for canon.)

  • Anderson, Kevin J. Tales of the Jedi 1. The Golden Age of the Sith.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Tales From Jabba’s Palace.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Tales of the Bounty Hunters.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 1. Heirs of the Force.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 2. Shadow Academy.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 3. The Lost Ones.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 4. Lightsabers.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 5. Darkest Knight.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 6. Jedi Under Seige.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 7. Shards of Alderaan.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 8. Diversity Alliance.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 9. Delusions of Grandeur.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 10. Jedi Bounty.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 11. The Emperor’s Plague.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 12. Return to Ord Mantell.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 13. Trouble on Cloud City.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. Young Jedi Knights 14. Crisis at Crystal Reef.
  • Corey, James S. A. Empire and Rebellion 2. Honor Among Thieves.
  • Daley, Brian. Han Solo Adventures 1. Han Solo at Stars’ End.
  • Daley, Brian. Han Solo Adventures 2. Han Solo’s Revenge.
  • Daley, Brian. Han Solo Adventures 3. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy.
  • Grubb, Jeff. Scourge.
  • Hearne, Kevin. Empire and Rebellion 3. Heir to the Jedi.
  • Karpyshyn, Drew. Darth Bane 1. Path of Destruction.
  • Karpyshyn, Drew. Darth Bane 2. Rule of Two.
  • Karpyshyn, Drew. Darth Bane 3. Dynasty of Evil.
  • Karpyshyn, Drew. Old Republic 1. Revan.
  • Karpyshyn, Drew. Old Republic 4. Annihilation.
  • Kemp, Paul S. Old Republic 2. Deceived.
  • Luceno, James. Darth Maul 1. Saboteur.
  • Luceno, James. Darth Plagueis.
  • Lebbon, Tim. Into the Void.
  • Miller, John Jackson. Kenobi.
  • Miller, John Jackson. Knight Errant.
  • Miller, Karen. Clone Wars Gambit 1. Stealth.
  • Miller, Karen. Clone Wars Gambit 2. Siege.
  • Reaves, Michael. Shadow Games.
  • Schweighofer, Peter (editor). Tales from the Empire.
  • Stackpole, Michael A. Union.
  • Schweighofer, Peter (editor). Tales from the New Republic.
  • Stewart, Sean. Clone Wars 7. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous.
  • Schreiber, Joe. Maul: Lockdown.
  • Schreiber, Joe. Red Harvest.
  • Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian Adventures 1. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon.
  • Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian Adventures 2. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu.
  • Smith, Neil L. Lando Calrissian Adventures 3. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka.
  • Traviss, Karen. Republic Commando 1. Hard Contact.
  • Traviss, Karen. Republic Commando 2. Triple Zero.
  • Traviss, Karen. Republic Commando 3. True Colors.
  • Traviss, Karen. Republic Commando 4. Order 66.
  • Traviss, Karen. Republic Commando 5. 501st.
  • Wells, Martha. Empire and Rebellion 1. Razor’s Edge.
  • Whitney-Robinson, Veronica. The Ruins of Dantooine.
  • Williams, Seam. Old Republic 3. Fatal Alliance.
  • Zahn, Timothy. Choices of One.
  • Zahn Timothy. Scoundrels.

Books not considered canon
(due to contradictory/illogical content, or content set after the cutoff date)
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of non-canon materials; rather, it represents only books I have read and rejected for canon.

  • Davids, Paul. Star Wars Book One (The Glove of Darth Vader, The Lost City of the Jedi, Zorba the Hutt’s Revenge).
  • Davids, Paul. Star Wars Book Two (Mission From Mount Yoda, Queen of the Empire, Prophets of the Dark Side).
  • Denning, Troy. Tatooine Ghost.
  • Foster, Alan Dean. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.
  • Gallardo, Adam. Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi.*
  • Goodwin, Archie. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (comic)
  • Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Black Fleet Crisis 1. Before the Storm.
  • Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Black Fleet Crisis 2. Shield of Lies.
  • Kube-McDowell, Michael P. Black Fleet Crisis 3. Tyrant’s Test.
  • Stover, Matthew Woodring. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor.
  • Thomas, Roy. The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars.
  • Traviss, Karen. Clone Wars 1. The Clone Wars.
  • Warner, Chris. Star Wars Infinities — A New Hope.*

* were never intended for canon

Books for reference

  • Reynolds, David West. Star Wars: Complete Cross Sections.
  • Luceno, James. Revenge of the Sith Visual Dictionary.
  • Reynolds, David West. The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, & VI.
  • Reynolds, David West. Incredible Cross-Sections of Star Wars.
  • Slavicsek, Bill. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe.
  • Saxton, Curtis. Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections.
  • Johnson, Shane. Star Wars Technical Journal.
  • Lund, Kristin. Star Wars Complete Locations.
  • Reynolds, David West. Attack of the Clones Visual Dictionary.
  • Anderson, Kevin J. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe.
  • Fry, Jason. Star Wars: The Essential Atlas.
  • Burtt, Ben. Star Wars: Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide.
  • Wallace, Daniel. The Ultimate Visual Guide to Star Wars.
  • Windham, Ryder. Millennium Falcon: A 3D Owner’s Guide

Star Wars Miscellany

  • Jenkins, Garry. Empire Building.
  • Sansweet, Stephen J. The Star Wars Vault.
  • Rinzler, J. W. The Making of Star Wars.
  • Bresman, Jonathan. The Art of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • Henderson, Mary. Star Wars: The Magic of Myth.
  • Harper, Benjamin. Obsessed With Star Wars.
  • Cavelos, Jeanne. The Science of Star Wars.
  • Rinzler, J. W. Sounds of Star Wars.
  • Rinzler, J.W. Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy.
  • Windham, Ryder. Star Wars Year By Year.
  • Rinzler, J. W. The Making of the Empire Strikes Back.
  • Biggar, Trisha. Dressing a Galaxy.
  • Bouzereau, Laurent. The Making of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • Rinzler, J. W. The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
  • Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Encyclopedia.
  • Lucas, George. Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays.
  • Brackett, Leigh. Illustrated Screenplay: Star Wars: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Edwards, Ted. The Unauthorized Star Wars Compendium.
  • Decker, Kevin S. (editor). Star Wars and Philosophy.
  • Price, Roger. Star Wars Mad Libs.
  • Davis, Robin. Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook.
  • Lucas, George. Star Wars Art: Visions.
  • Frankeny, Frankie. The Star Wars Cookbook II.
  • Reinhart, Matthew. A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Bruder, Mikyla. The Star Wars Party Book.
  • Burton, Bonnie. The Star Wars Craft Book.
  • Sansweet, Stephen J. The Quotable Star Wars.
  • Seder, Rufus Butler. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book.
  • Windham, Ryder. Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith, the Essential Guide to the Force.
  • Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Aliens & Creatures (Postcards)
  • Brown, Jeffrey. Darth Vader and Son.
  • Brown, Jeffrey. Vader’s Little Princess.
  • Reagin, Nancy R. Star Wars and History.
  • Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.
  • Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s the Empire Striketh Back.
  • Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s the Jedi Doth Return.
  • Davis, Robin. Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies.

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