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, with the movies and TV shows also added for context. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas, or TV shows aimed at young children. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in recommended reading order based on my own judgement. Release dates are for the US - dates and availability may vary in other countries. Big thanks go to Once Upon A Galaxy for helping me keep up with new releases, and Wookieepedia for help figuring out some of the timeline dates. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com. The Book List also has a Facebook fanpage.

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Last updated: June 20, 2022
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Newly released:
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show
Upcoming titles added:
  • The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha audiobook in the Old Republic era
  • The High Republic: Cataclysm in the Old Republic era
  • The High Republic: Path of Vengeance in the Old Republic era (not yet in cover gallery)
  • Andor TV show Season 2 in the Classic Era
  • Skeleton Crew TV show in the Sequel Era
  • Tales of the Jedi short film collection in the Prequel Era
Other publishing-related changes:
  • The High Republic: Convergence delayed from Oct. 2022 to Nov. 2022
  • The High Republic: Path of Deceit moved up from Nov. 2022 to Oct. 2022
  • Added release date for Andor TV show (Season 1)
  • Added precise release date for The Mandalorian TV show Season 3 (later than my earlier estimate)
  • Removed Rangers of the New Republic TV show from the timeline. Currently looking like it will be canceled and its story absorbed into The Mandalorian.
Timeline adjustments:
  • Changed the dates of The High Republic books The Fallen Star and Midnight Horizon from "~231" to "230", as recently confirmed by reference materials
  • Changed approximate dates of "~231" for The High Republic books The Rising Storm, Out of the Shadows, and Tempest Runner to precise dates of "231", recently (more or less) confirmed by reference materials
  • Switched order of The High Republic books Convergence and Path of Deceit based on new release order (they'll likely both take place around the same time)
  • Added approximate date for upcoming The Acolyte TV show, announced to take place "roughly 100 years before The Phantom Menace"
  • Tweaked the Andor TV show Season 1 timeline date and placement based on new information that it will take place over one year's time.
  • Changed date of The Mandalorian TV show Seasons 1-2 to exactly +9 years, rather than "~9", based on new confirmation that (at the very least) the middle of the first season is dated to that year
  • The Bad Batch TV show is now confirmed to take place (at least almost) entirely in year -19
underline = movie novelization
bold = recent 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. Newer movies and other stories aren't based on these books, and will often contradict them.

NEW CANON

The new standardized Star Wars "canon" includes all the movie episodes, The Clone Wars TV show, and almost all new stories since 2014. New stories, including the films, are coordinated 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     
      Oct. 2022: The High Republic: Path of Deceit by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland (young adult)~382
      Nov. 2022: The High Republic: Convergence by Zoraida Córdova~382
      Jan. 2023: The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha by George Mann (audiobook only)~382
      Apr. 2023: The High Republic: Cataclysm by Lydia Kang~382
      May 2023: The High Republic: Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott (young adult)~382
     232
     232
      The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott231
      The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland (young adult)231
      The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott (audiobook & script)231
      The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray230
      The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel José Older (young adult)230
      Sep. 2022: The High Republic: Starlight Stories by various authors~232-230
      (Release date TBA: The Acolyte TV show)~132

The Prequel Era

      July 2022: Padawan by Kiersten White (young adult)~42
      40
      (Fall 2022: Tales of the Jedi short film collection)~36-19
32.5     
32      
32      
32 32
67-32 32
29     
27     
     28
22 ~22
22 22
22 Queen's Hope by E.K. Johnston22
22 Brotherhood by Mike Chen22
22 22-19
22     
22     
22     
22     
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
19 19
      19
19     
19 19
19      
19      
19 (The Bad Batch TV show)19
19     
19     
18      
18 ~18
      Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn ~18
      18
1721-17

The Classic Era

     14
     14
     ~13
     11
1010
     Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show9
5-45-4
      (Aug. 2022: Andor TV show: Season 1)5-4
     4-3
33
3      
     ~16-2
22
2 ~2
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1 1
1 1
1     
3-0 13-0
      (2023/2024: Andor TV show: Season 2)4-0
00
0 0
00
     0
      0
0 0
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.5     
2     
2     
     3
3 3
3 3
3.5     
4 4
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

4 August 2022: The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis4
   4.2
   4.2
   4.4
   4.5
   4.9-5
5 5
   -11 to +5
6.5     
77
7      
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9 9
9 (The Book of Boba Fett TV show)~9
9 (Feb. 2023: The Mandalorian TV show: Season 3)~9
9.5 (2023: Ahsoka TV show)~9
   (2023: Skeleton Crew TV show)~9
11     
11     
11     
11     
12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
16     
16     
16     
17     
18 18
18     
18     
19     
19     
19     
      June 2022: Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher 21
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 35
36 (Dec. 2023: Rogue Squadron film)?
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     

Timeline Placement Completely Unknown

     
  (Release Date TBA: A Droid Story animated film)?
  (Release Date TBA: Lando TV show)?

Spanning Multiple Eras

     
(various)(various)
(various)Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 2 by various authors (mix of Legends and Canon short stories) (various)
 

Star Wars: Visions
(alternate universe with no reference point to the main timelines)

N/A(Visions short film collection) N/A
N/ARonin: A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon N/A


* 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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