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. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in recommended reading order based on my own judgement. Big thanks go to Once Upon A Galaxy for helping me keep up with new releases, and Wookiepedia's Timeline of Canon Media for help figuring out some of the timeline dates. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com.

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Last updated: November 22, 2020

Newly released:
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising in the Prequel Era
  • From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back in the Classic Era
Upcoming titles added:
  • Victory's Price (the third Alphabet Squadron book) in the Sequel Era
  • Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection, Volume 1 - book of Legends (non-Canon) short stories previous published in Star Wars Insider magazine. Placed at the end of the timeline (lefthand side) because it's likely to include stories from several different eras.
  • Script of the Doctor Aphra audiobook (Classic Era) coming April 2021 (note added to listing, labeled as a "new release" because the audio version is already available).
  • Two as-yet-untitled High Republic novels in the Old Republic Era; one adult and one young adult
  • The Bad Batch animated TV show, a spin-off of The Clone Wars, in the Prequel Era
Other changes:
  • Correct timeline placement for Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising, previously unknown but now fixed between Dark Disciple and Revenge of the Sith.
  • The second Thrawn Ascendancy book now has a name, Greater Good, as well as cover art (see pictures on left of page).
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good release date moved back up to May 2021, after getting delayed to Fall 2021 earlier this year.
  • Moved the two upcoming Thrawn Ascendancy books to be closer to the first one on the timeline, though their correct placement is still unknown.
  • Force Collector, Resistance Reborn, Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, and Dooku: Jedi Lost no longer categorized as new releases
  • Cover pictures on left now should appear sharper on high-resolution monitors (If you can't see them, try turning off tracking protection in your browser. It may be blocking them because they're served directly by Amazon, who can see that you loaded them.).
underline = movie novelization
bold = new release (in the last 12 months)
blue = future release


Years before/after Ep. IV

LEGENDS

These books are part of the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, and follow an internally consistent timeline. New movies and other stories aren't based on these books, and will sometimes contradict them.

NEW CANON

The newly standardized Star Wars "canon" includes all the movie episodes, The Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows, and most new stories since 2014. The Lucasfilm Story Group coordinates all new stories, including the films, to prevent contradictions between them.

Years before/after Ep. IV

The Pre-Republic Era

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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     
      Jan. 2021: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule~232
      Feb. 2021: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (young adult novel)~232
      July 2021: The High Republic adult novel #2 by Cavan Scott~232
      Aug. 2021: The High Republic young adult novel #2 by Justina Ireland~232

The Prequel Era

67-32 39
33      
32     
32 Queen's Peril by E.K. Johnston (young adult novel) 32
32 32
29     
27     
     28
22 ~22
22 22
22     
22     
22 22-19
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
1919
     Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn 19
19     
19 19
19 May 2021: Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn ?
19 Fall 2022: Thrawn Ascendancy Book 3 by Timothy Zahn ?
19 (2021: The Bad Batch TV show)~19
19     
19     
1818
18     
1721-17

The Classic Era

     14
     14
     ~13
     11
     (2022: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show)11
1010
      (Release date TBA: Untitled Cassian Andor TV show)5
5-45-4
     4-3
33
3      
     ~11-2
22
2 ~2
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1 1
1 1
1     
3-0 13-0
00
0 0
00
     0
      0
0 Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn
(audiobook out now; script coming April 2021)
0
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.5     
2     
2     
     3
3 3
3 From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back by various authors 3
3.5     
4 4
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

44.2
   4.2
   4.4
   Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed4.5
   March 2021: Victory's Price by Alexander Freed?
5 5
   -11 to +5
6.5     
77
7      
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9 (The Mandalorian TV show)~9
9 Nov. 2021: The Mandalorian: An Original Novel by Adam Christopher ?
9     
9.5     
11     
11     
11     
11     
12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
16     
16     
16     
17     
18 Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura (young adult novel)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     
2828
28     
28     
28     
28     
29     
      33.5-34
      ~34
      34
     34
     34
     34
      34-35
      34
      34

The Dark Nest trilogy:

34
35 Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker "Expanded Edition" novel by Rae Carson35
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     

Spanning Multiple Eras

     
(various)March 2021: Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 1 by various authors      


* The original tie-in novel series to The Clone Wars animated series has not been adopted into the new canon, even though the TV series has. Despite clashing somewhat with the timeline of earlier Clone Wars stories, these books were eventually 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 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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