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: April 15, 2015
Newly released: Heir to the Jedi in the Classic Era (right column)
Future releases added: Aftermath in the Sequel Era (right column)

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


Years before/after Ep. IV

LEGENDS

These books are part of the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, and follow an internally consistent timeline. The new films will not be based on these books, but some parts of them may still be incorporated into future stories.

NEW CANON

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

Years before/after Ep. IV

The Pre-Republic Era

     
25,793     

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     
33     
32     
32     
3232
29     
27     
22     
2222
22     
22     
2222
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
19     
     July 2015: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (unknown)
19     
1919
19     
19     
19     
19     
19     
18     
18     
17     

The Classic Era

     Tarkin by James Luceno14
     April 2015: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp 11
     A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller 11
10     
5-4     
3     
3     
2     
2     
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1     
1     
1     
3-0     
0     
00
0     
     Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne 0
0     
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.5     
2     
2     
33
3     
3.5     
44
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

4September 2015: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig 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     
     Fall 2015: Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie novelization~34

The Dark Nest trilogy:

     
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     
45     


* The original tie-in novel series to The Clone Wars animated series do not appear to be included in the new canon. Despite having some timeframe contradictions with earlier Clone Wars stories, they were recently worked into the Legends timeline by The Essential Reader's Companion.

** 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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