These are stand-alone stories, separate from the Star Wars Episode Saga, which tie the Star Wars canon together while introducing new elements to broaden the scale of storytelling in the Star Wars galaxy. These stories can depict a variety of different styles and genres within Star Wars. The Star Wars Anthologies page lists Anthology movies, television shows, comic books, and novels. It also includes information regarding some of the non-canon “Star Wars Legends” stories, from before Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm, which do not align with aspects of the movies and other “canon” stories.
On April 25, 2014, Lucasfilm Ltd. announced that in preparation for the upcoming sequel trilogy, the Expanded Universe would be retconned; past tales of the Expanded Universe will be released under the Star Wars Legends banner, and a new continuity has been established that consists only of the original six films, The Clone Wars television series and film, and all future material onward.
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This comprehensive and wonderfully-detailed encyclopedia explores the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, technology, and more found throughout the entire galaxy. Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual guide that details storylines and players from the complete Star Wars galaxy.
Whether it’s a Star Destroyer hovering over a planet or an X-wing delivering a message of resistance, propaganda images have become synonymous with life in the galaxy far, far away. This in-world art book explores the creation and stories behind these images of power and persuasion—where the images appeared, why particular planets were targeted, and who were the in-world artists behind the works
Behind the Scenes
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History – Painstakingly produced, superbly illustrated, Star Wars™ Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition presents a unique Star Wars timeline—the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you’ve never seen it before. This updated edition includes a whole new chapter covering Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels™ and new Star Wars–themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Florida and Disneyland California.
- The Jedi Path
- Book of Sith
- Bounty Hunter Code
- Imperial Handbook
- Rebel Files
Star Wars Art
Visions – Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration.
Comics – The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists working in the industry.
Concepts – From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Iain McCaig, Erik Tiemens, and the next generation of animation and video-game artists, Star Wars Art: Concept collects the best Star Wars conceptual artwork.
Illustration – The instant and massive success of Star Wars took Lucasfilm by surprise, but in 1978, an industry unto itself was born, consisting of books, trading cards, magazines, video games, and merchandise. The art created for these projects continues to expand the limits and celebrate the iconography of the Star Wars galaxy.
Posters – The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints.
Ralph McQuarrie – Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema’s most beloved and influential concept artist.
- The Art of Episode IV: A New Hope, by Carol Titelman
- The Art of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Deborah Call
- The Art of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, by Carol Titelman
- The Art of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Jonathan Bresman
- The Art of Episode II: Attack of the Clones, by Mark Vaz
- The Art of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, by J.W. Rinzler
- The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, by Frank Parisi
- The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Phil Szostak
- The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Josh Kushins
- The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by Phil Szostak
- Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, by J. W. Rinzler
- Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy, by J. W. Rinzler
SKYWALKER SAGA BOOKS
These books are set from Episode I through Episode VI.
The Darth Vader Collection, by Jeffrey Brown – This collection plays on children’s book conventions to enchant adults and children alike. This collection includes Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess, Darth Vader and Friends, and Goodnight Darth Vader.
99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire, by Greg Stones – Ninety-nine Stormtroopers join the Empire, and then their troubles begin. One takes a lunch break in the carbon freezing chamber. Two underestimate a princess. One picks the wrong time to ask for a promotion. Another fails to show Jabba the proper respect. And one interrupts Lord Vader’s private time, failing him for the last time. This book brings a playful wit and sympathy for the plight of the troops as they meet their amusing ends, filling each colorfully painted scenario with fun Star Wars details and appearances by Han, Luke, Chewie, K-2SO, and many other characters. As the trooper count ticks down, how will the last one fare as he receives a very special assignment (on the Death Star)?
Join the Resistance (Series) – Described as Star Wars meets The Goonies, Join the Resistance kicks off an all-new adventure series. The story follows Resistance recruits who think they’re ready to take on the First Order, but things don’t work out as they’d planned.
Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Graphic Novel, by Alessandro Ferrari – Relive the beginnings of the ultimate tale of good versus evil! Join Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Yoda, Darth Maul, and the rest of the heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe in this graphic novel collection that retells the prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars: Original Trilogy Graphic Novel, by Alessandro Ferrari – Everyone’s favorite tale of good versus evil takes on a whole new look in this graphic novel! Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the rest of the heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away in this graphic novel collection that retells the original three Star Wars films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. You’ll experience the saga in a way you never have before!
Star Wars: The Manga – It’s Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before! Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader all drawn MANGA style! Taken directly from George Lucas’ script for Episode IV of Star Wars, this book is masterfully drawn by Hisao Tamaki.
Prequel Trilogy (Junior Novels), by Patricia C. Wrede – Beginning with Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode II The Clone Wars, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith, enjoy the greatest space saga ever told. All three books in the prequel trilogy are included in this eBook collection. Follow along as young Anakin Skywalker descends into the dark side!
Classic Trilogy (Junior Novels), by Ryder Windham – Devour the original Star Wars saga with this eBook collection of Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Become entranced with the basic struggle of good vs. evil as you travel to a galaxy far, far away.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (Episodes I – VI) – Return to a galaxy far, far away with this retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
Anthology Story Novels
Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn – One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy. Adapted into a comic miniseries.
Thrawn: Alliances, by Timothy Zahn – This sequel continues to follow the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power—accompanying him into the past, witnessing his first encounter with the man who will one day become Darth Vader.
A New Dawn, by Claudia Gray – Kanan Jarrus has devoted himself to staying alive rather than serving the Force. Wandering the galaxy alone, from one anonymous job to another, he avoids trouble at all costs. Then the brutal death of a friend at the Empire’s hands forces the ex-Jedi to make a choice: bow down to fear, or stand up and fight.
Tarkin, by James Luceno – To bring down a band of rebels, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer; and Tarkin—whose cunning and cold efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy.
Collection Short Stories – Bottleneck, by John Jackson Miller; Mercy Mission, by Melissa Scott; The Levels of Power, by Jason Fry
From a Certain Point of View – In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty “scenes,” each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character.
Battlefront: Twilight Company, by Alexander Freed – A companion novel inspired by the hotly anticipated videogame Star Wars: Battlefront (2015), this action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil. On worlds like Sullust, Coyerti, Haidoral Prime, and untold others, rebel forces fight in the trenches, determined to maintain hope against the unrelenting Imperial war machine.
Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden – The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker., but the Empire has Inferno Squad. After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. The Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. As the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?
LEGO STAR WARS
The LEGO Star Wars cartoons follow their own continuity, with many episodes referencing previous animations, and since they contain movie references, they should be viewed after Episode VI. Events depicted in these episodes are sillier versions of moments that actually occurred in the Star Wars galaxy.
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- The Padawan Menace (2011)
- The Empire Strikes Out (2012)
- The Yoda Chronicles (2013)
- The New Yoda Chronicles (2015)
- Droid Tales (2015) – An accidental kidnapping leads to a re-telling of the Saga.
- The Resistance Rises (2016) – A comedic prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- The Freemaker Adventures (2016) – This series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from scoured debris.
FORCES OF DESTINY (2017)
Focusing on female characters across multiple eras and installments of the franchise, the series explores how each character’s decisions affect her destiny.
THE CLONE WARS (2008 – 2014)
This CGI cartoon series begins with a 2008 Theatrical Film which received many negative reviews. The film introduces a new Padawan character, who changes over the course of the entire animated series.
Set after Episode II: Attack of the Clones, this series is an anthology. This means that it does not focus exclusively on one set of characters, or a single continuous plot, and that certain episodes were written and broadcast out of chronological order.
Visual elements were improved with each passing season. Many stories are told within two-to-four episode story-arcs, exploring a variety of characters and themes.
Reading related to The Clone Wars
STAR WARS REBELS (2014 – 2017)
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- Setting: Episode III » Rebels » Episode IV
- Executive Producer: Dave Filoni
This animated entry in the “Star Wars” franchise fills the gap between the events of “Episode III” and “Episode IV.” Imperial forces occupy a remote planet and are ruling — and ruining — its inhabitants’ lives with an iron fist. A clever, disparate crew aboard the starship Ghost takes a stand against the Empire.
Reading related to Rebels
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Dark Horse Comics – Though paperbacks are expensive, digital copies are more affordable. This was the final Star Wars publication under Dark Horse Comics, and ties up loose stories from The Clone Wars.
Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden (Read after viewing The Clone Wars) – When the brash Jedi Master, Quinlan Vos, forms an unlikely alliance with Sith-acolyte Asajj Ventress, he has one goal in mind: to assassinate Count Dooku!
Ahsoka, by E. K. Johnston – The audiobook is read by Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka. Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa – and the Rebel Alliance.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ( 2018)
- Genres: Western, Comedy
- Setting: Ep. III » Han Solo Film » Rebels » Ep. IV
- Director: Ron Howard
The film is centered on a young Han Solo, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich, as he becomes the smuggler audiences first met in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It also features Chewbacca in what has been described as an “origin story” for the two characters.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)
- Genres: Ground War, Team
- Setting: Ep. III » Rebels » Rogue One » Ep. IV
- Director: Gareth Edwards
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Reading related to Rogue One
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, by James Luceno – For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war.
Guardians of the Whills, by Greg Rucka – On the desert world of Jedha, in the Holy City, friends Baze and Chirrut used to be Guardians ofthe Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped there.
Rebel Rising, by Beth Revis – Despite the loss of her parents, Jyn Erso is not completely alone. Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Alexander Freed
- Rogue One: A Junior Novel, by Matt Forbeck
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Hardcover 2017), Marvel Comics
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Graphic Novel, by Alessandro Ferrari
JOURNEY TO THE FORCE AWAKENS
A series of books and comics related to the film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away, by Landry Q. Walker – The worlds of Star Wars are full of countless alien species, each stranger and more fascinating than the last. Here you’ll find six stories for kids about just some of the amazing aliens who appear in the smash-hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- High Noon on Jakku
- The Face of Evil
- True Love
- All Creatures Great and Small
- A Recipe For Death
- The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku
This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?
The Force Awakens Character Novels:
Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure by Greg Rucka – Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.
The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry – Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain.
Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci – Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Empire.
Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka – A companion piece to the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” character novels, “Star Wars: Before the Awakening” is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this exclusive ebook short story set shortly before the events of the film, featuring a quick-witted mercenary who takes big risks for bigger rewards—and now faces the challenge that will take her to the edge.
The Aftermath Trilogy, by Chuck Wendig
Aftermath – “Star Wars: Aftermath” reveals what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.
Aftermath: Life Debt – As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk. Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy.
Aftermath: Empire’s End – Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens Prequel Comics
Shattered Empire – Journey into the time directly after the end of Return of the Jedi! Leia visits the planet Naboo, and Luke attempts to retrieve an important Jedi artifact.
C-3P0: The Phantom Limb – C-3PO and a team of droids embark on a mission to rescue the captive Admiral Ackbar from the First Order. Along the way, these droids partake in existential conversation about the nature of droid allegiances and memories.
JOURNEY TO THE LAST JEDI
Books and comics related to Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. See Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens before reading.
As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan,or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker.
The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire, from best-selling author Claudia Gray.
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.
Journey to Canto Bight: a lavish city rich with opportunity—but where the stakes couldn’t be higher. Featuring four interconnected novella-length adventures of the exotic aliens and creatures who frequent the captivating casino. With stories by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller.
Storms of Crait (One-Shot) – Learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home!
Captain Phasma – What happened to Captain Phasma after Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens? Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Marco Checchetto expand Captain Phasma’s story and reveal how she escaped.
The Last Jedi: DJ (One-Shot) –
Star Wars Adventures – Travel to a galaxy far, far away in the first volume of an all-new series as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Stories range from before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace all the way up to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
STAR WARS GAMES
Trials on Tatooine (VR Demo)
Darth Vader VR Project
Star Wars Destiny (Card Game)
Battlefront II (2017)
STAR WARS COMICS
- Star Wars (2015)
- Darth Vader (2015)
- Doctor Aphra (2016)
- Darth Vader (2017)
Princess Leia – When Princess Leia Organa was captured as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home. But in the aftermath of victory, the question remains…what is a princess without a world?
Lando – Before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. With Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship… but has he bitten off more than he can chew?
Chewbacca – After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself torn between returning to the rebellion, and helping a young girl in need.
- Heir to the Jedi
- Smuggler’s Run
- Lost Stars (Manga)
Han is given a top-secret undercover mission. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know—the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead?
Under the training of Darth Sidious, Maul is still an untested warrior. Told to stand down from engaging with Jedi yet, Maul hunts down the worst of the worst in the cosmic underworld to vent his frustration.
It’s been a few years since the Jedi Knight pledged to train the young “chosen one,” but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point.
Jedi of the Republic
Mace Windu – For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the order’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit into battle, can the Jedi make peace with their new role – or will they be lost to the violence around them?
In Star Wars Rebels, Kanan Jarrus is a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting the Galactic Empire alongside the ragtag crew of the Ghost. But years before, during the Clone Wars, he was Caleb Dume, a Jedi Padawan training under Master Depa Billaba.
Cassian and K-2S0 – Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance. This is the story of how he met a droid named K-2S0. This probably doesn’t go very well.
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force.