STAR WARS BOOK LIST
This is a simple list of all of the full-length Star Wars novels to date, in chronological order of when the stories take place. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in "recommended reading order" for the best reader experience. This list does not include young adult and intermediate reader books or short novellas (for a list including those, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Books). If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to e-mail me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: May 8, 2014
Newly released: Honor Among Thieves in the Classic Era
Future releases added: A New Dawn, Tarkin, Heir to the Jedi, and Lords of the Sith (all in the Classic Era). New list also includes tentative placement for Star Wars: Episode VII !

underline = movie novelization
bold = new release (in the last 12 months)
blue = future release (in the next 18 months)


Years before/after Ep. IV

LEGENDS

These books are part of the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, and follow their own mostly consistent timeline. The new films will not be based on these stories, both some parts may still be incorporated into the new the Star Wars "canon".

NEW CANON

The newly standardized Star Wars "canon" includes all the movie episodes, The Clone Wars TV show, and books published after April 2014. These stories are coordinated by the Lucasfilm Story Team to be consistent with both each other and the upcoming films.

Years before/after Ep. IV

The Pre-Republic Era

     
25,793Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon     

The Old Republic Era

     
5,000-2,975     
3,954-3,950     
3,653     
3,645     
3,643     
3,640     
1,032     
1,003-1,000     
1,000-990     
980     

The Prequel Era

67-32     
33Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber     
32     
32     
3232
29     
27     
22     
2222
22     
22     
2222
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
22     
21     
20     
20     
19     
19     
1919
19     
19     
19     
19Kenobi by John Jackson Miller     
19     
18     
18     
17     

The Classic Era

     March 2015: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp(unknown)
     November 2014: Tarkin by James Luceno(unknown)
10     
     September 2014: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller >5
5-4     
3     
3     
2     
2     
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
1     
1     
3-0     
0     
00
0     
0     
0.5     
0.7     
1Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Correy     
1.5     
2     
2Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge by Martha Wells     
     January 2015: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne (unknown)
33
3     
3.5     
44
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

4     
5     
6.5     
7     
7     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9     
9     
9     
9.5     
11     
11     
11     
7     
12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
12     
12     
12     
17     
18     
18     
18     
19     
19     
19     
22     
(various)     

The New Jedi Order Era

     

The New Jedi Order series:

     
25     
25     
25     
25     
25     
26     
26     
26     
27     
27     
27     
27     
27     
28     
28     
28     
28     
28     
29     

The Dark Nest trilogy:

Fall 2015: Episode VII movie novelization~34
35     
36     
36     

The Legacy Era

     

The Legacy of the Force series:

     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
41     
41.5     

Stand-alone novels:

     
41.5     
41.5     
43.5     

The Fate of the Jedi series:

     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
44     
44     
44     
44     
44     

Stand-alone novels:

     
44     
45Crucible by Troy Denning     


* It is not yet clear whether The Clone Wars tie-in novels are part of the new canon, Legends, or both. Since they were recently worked into the timeline of the other books by The Essential Reader's Companion, this list provisionally places them in the Legends timeline.

** The Cestus Deception and Jedi Trial were originally placed later in the period between Episodes II and III, but were recently moved forward by The Essential Reader's Companion in order to reconcile them with The Clone Wars TV show and books. Anakin Skywalker is already a Jedi knight at the beginning of The Clone Wars, but is still a padawan in The Cestus Deception and at the beginning of Jedi Trial.



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