Fiction books (adult)

Here is all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (adult) books! Below the shortlist is a complete listing with solicitations, publisher info, and pre-order links! Click the covers to see a bigger image! Enjoy!

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 shortlist fiction

December 6, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – STARLIGHT STORIES

Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 3

hardcover reprints (USA)

January 3, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE BATTLE OF JEDHA

An Audiobook Original

hardcover original (USA)

February 14, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE BATTLE OF JEDHA

Scriptbook

hardcover original (USA)

March 7, 2023

STAR WARS JEDI: BATTLE SCARS

hardcover original (USA)

April 4, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – CATACLYSM

hardcover original (USA)

May 16, 2023

STAR WARS: BROTHERHOOD

trade-paperback reprint (USA)

May 23, 2023

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI – INTO THE VOID

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: HARD CONTACT

Book 1 of the Republic Commando Series

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: YODA – DARK RENDEZVOUS

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

July 18, 2023

STAR WARS: INQUISITOR – RISE OF THE RED BLADE

hardcover original (USA)

August 15, 2023

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – FATAL ALLIANCE

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: OUTBOUND FLIGHT

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: SURVIVOR’S QUEST

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: REPUBLIC COMMANDO – TRIPLE ZERO

Book 2 of the Republic Commando Series

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint (USA)

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DECEMBER 6, 2022

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – STARLIGHT STORIES

Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 3

hardcover collection of original stories featured in STAR WARS INSIDER magazine (USA)

publisher info:
hardcover (96 pages)
Titan Magazines
ISBN 978-1-78773-865-2
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:
Titan Comics, publisher of the official Star Wars Insider magazine, is proud to offer an amazing collection of exclusive short stories for Star Wars: The High Republic.

Written by 
The New York Times’ best-selling authors Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, and Justina Ireland, with supporting original illustrations by Louie De Martinis.

EXPERIENCE THE GALAXY CENTURIES BEFORE THE STRUGGLE OF THE REBEL ALLIANCE AGAINST THE GALACTIC EMPIRE—AT THE HEIGHT OF THE JEDI ORDER!

A compendium of tales from the High Republic era, told from aboard the incredible satellite station, the Starlight Beacon, collected for the first time from the pages of Star Wars Insider.

All stories are written by The New York Times’ best-selling authors Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, and Justina Ireland.

Also includes in-depth interviews with the story architects behind the best-selling publishing and multimedia initiative.

Stories included:
“Go Together” by Charles Soule
“First Duty” by Cavan Scott
“Hidden Danger” by Justina Ireland
“Past Mistakes” by Cavan Scott
“Shadows Remain” by Justina Ireland

preview:

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GERMANY: amazon hardcover

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JANUARY 3, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE BATTLE OF JEDHA
An Audiobook original

audiobook original (USA)

publisher info:
written by George Mann
cover by Grant Griffin

audiobook download (5 hours)
Random House Audio
ISBN 978-0-593-63360-1
$ 23.37

solicitation copy:

After the events of The High Republic: Convergence, the Jedi travel to Jedha in this all-new Star Wars audiobook original.

Jedha. The worn streets of this ancient world serve as a confluence for the galaxy. Visited by all, yet owned by none. Here, the Jedi are but one creed among many worshipping and studying the Force. From the Guardians of the Whills to the Path of the Open Hand, countless beings come to learn, and to share, in peace.

As all of Jedha prepares for its Festival of Balance, the galaxy still reels from the violence on Eiram and E’ronoh. But after foiling a plot to escalate the war between the two planets, the Jedi believe that a lasting peace may be within reach. Master Creighton Sun and Jedi Knight Aida Forte arrive on Jedha with delegations from both planets to formally end the “Forever War.” The Jedi hope that the harmony of Jedha’s many factions, along with the signing of a peace treaty, will create a symbol to the rest of the galaxy of what can be accomplished through unity.

But not all are happy with the Jedi’s involvement or ready to concern themselves with peace. Rumors begin to swirl that the Jedi bring war in their wake. The distrust and anger that for so long fueled the Forever War now threaten to corrupt the communities of Jedha. When violence breaks out on the sacred moon, the war that was meant to end on Jedha may soon engulf the entire world.

from the SDCC 2022 announcement:

With a script by George Mann and a cover from artist Grant Griffin, the audio original story will take us back to the moon first glimpsed in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for a new tale set during the apex of the Jedi Order.

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USA: amazon audiobook download

CANADA: amazon audiobook download
UK: amazon audiobook download
GERMANY:
amazon audiobook download

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FEBRUARY 14, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE BATTLE OF JEDHA
scriptbook

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by George Mann

hardcover (304 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-59789-7
$ 27.00

solicitation copy:

After the events of The High Republic: Convergence, the Jedi travel to Jedha in this all-new Star Wars audiobook original.

Jedha. The worn streets of this ancient world serve as a confluence for the galaxy. Visited by all, yet owned by none. Here, the Jedi are but one creed among many worshipping and studying the Force. From the Guardians of the Whills to the Path of the Open Hand, countless beings come to learn, and to share, in peace.

As all of Jedha prepares for its Festival of Balance, the galaxy still reels from the violence on Eiram and E’ronoh. But after foiling a plot to escalate the war between the two planets, the Jedi believe that a lasting peace may be within reach. Master Creighton Sun and Jedi Knight Aida Forte arrive on Jedha with delegations from both planets to formally end the “Forever War.” The Jedi hope that the harmony of Jedha’s many factions, along with the signing of a peace treaty, will create a symbol to the rest of the galaxy of what can be accomplished through unity.

But not all are happy with the Jedi’s involvement or ready to concern themselves with peace. Rumors begin to swirl that the Jedi bring war in their wake. The distrust and anger that for so long fueled the Forever War now threaten to corrupt the communities of Jedha. When violence breaks out on the sacred moon, the war that was meant to end on Jedha may soon engulf the entire world.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle

CANADA: amazon hardcover
UK: amazon hardcover
GERMANY:
amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle

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MARCH 7, 2023

STAR WARS JEDI: BATTLE SCARS

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Sam Maggs

hardcover (304 pages)

Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-59860-3
$ 28.99

solicitation copy:

On what should be a routine mission, they meet a stormtrooper determined to chart her own course with the help of Cal and the crew. In exchange for help starting a new life, the Imperial deserter brings word of a powerful, potentially invaluable tool for their fight against the Empire. And even better, she can help them get to it. The only catch — pursuing it will bring them into the path of one of the Empire’s most dangerous servants, the Inquisitor known as the Fifth Brother.

Can the Imperial deserter truly be trusted? And while Cal and his friends have survived run-ins with the Inquisitors before, how many times can they evade the Empire before their luck runs out?

from the starwars.com announcement:
Lucasfilm announced today two major releases tied to the Star Wars Jedi game series, of which the Cal Kestis faithful will want to take note. One title promises to tell an original story, while another goes inside the making of the upcoming sequel.

Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, a new novel from Del Rey written by Sam Maggs, finds Order 66 survivor Cal Kestis leading the Mantis crew on an adventure set between the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the highly-anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook

CANADA: amazon hardcover / amazon audiobook
UK: amazon hardcover / amazon export paperback / amazon audiobook
GERMANY:
amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook

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APRIL 4, 2023

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – CATACLYSM

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Lydia Kang

hardcover (400 pages)

Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-50035-4
$ 28.99

solicitation copy:
The next adventure in The High Republic, set after the events of Convergence and The Battle of Jedha.

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USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook

CANADA: amazon hardcover / amazon audiobook
UK: amazon hardcover / amazon audiobook
GERMANY:
amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle

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MAY 16, 2023

STAR WARS: BROTHERHOOD

trade-paperback reprint of the May 10, 2022 hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Mike Chen

trade-paperback reprint (384 pages)

Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-35859-7
$ 17.99

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USA: amazon trade-paperback

CANADA: amazon trade-paperback 
UK: amazon trade-paperback
GERMANY:
amazon trade-paperback

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MAY 23, 2023

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI – INTO THE VOID
The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint of the May 2013 Del Rey hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Tim Lebbon
cover by Steph Littlebird

trade paperback reprint (336 pages)
Random House World
ISBN 978-0-593-59947-1
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the origins of the Jedi order, as a lone Je’daii ranger fights to save their ancient homeworld, Tython, from disaster.

On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.

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UK: amazon trade paperback 

GERMANY: amazon trade paperback

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STAR WARS: HARD CONTACT

Book 1 of the Republic Commando Series

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint of the April 2006 Del Rey paperback original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Karen Traviss
cover by Deena So’Oteh

trade paperback reprint (352 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-59949-5
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

Experience the first in the epic series featuring the brave members of Omega Squad—an elite team of clone commandos— fighting to protect the Galatic Republic.

On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup–and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don’t improve when Darman, the squad’s demolitions expert, gets separated from the others during planetfall. Even Darman’s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes once Etain admits to her woeful naivety.

For the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi, a long, dangerous journey lies ahead, through hostile territory brimming with Trandoshan slavers, Separatists, and suspicious natives. A single misstep could mean discovery . . . and death. It’s a virtual suicide mission for anyone–anyone except Republic Commandos.

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UK: amazon trade paperback 

GERMANY: amazon trade paperback

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STAR WARS: YODA – DARK RENDEZVOUS

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 6)

trade paperback reprint of the November 2004 Del Rey paperback original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Sean Stewart
cover by Andrea C. White

trade paperback reprint (320 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-59948-8
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

A gripping Clone Wars-era adventure featuring a showdown between Grand Master Yoda and his former apprentice, the sinister Count Dooku.

The savage Clone Wars have forced the Republic to the edge of collapse. During the height of the battle, one Jedi Knight escapes the carnage to deliver a message to Yoda on Coruscant. It appears that Dooku wants peace and demands a rendezvous. Chances are slim that the treacherous Count is sincere but, with a million lives at stake, Yoda has no choice.

The meeting will take place on Vjun, a planet steeped in evil. The challenge could not be more difficult. Can Yoda win back his once promising pupil from the dark side or will Count Dooku unleash his sinister forces against his former mentor? Either way, Yoda is sure of one thing: this battle will be one of the fiercest he’ll ever face.

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USA: amazon trade paperback 

CANADA: amazon trade paperback
UK: amazon trade paperback 

GERMANY: amazon trade paperback

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JULY 18, 2023

STAR WARS: INQUISITOR – RISE OF THE RED BLADE

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Delilah S. Dawson

hardcover (336 pages)

Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0/593/59858/0
$ 29.99

solciitation copy:

When the Jedi Order falls, the Inquisitors rise.

From the aftermath of Order 66 comes a new group of former Jedi, each with their own reason to serve the Empire under Darth Vader. Among them is Iskat, who survived the destruction of her old Order to claim a new destiny in the Force. Iskat joins the Inquisitors in the hope of uncovering her hidden past that the Jedi refused to share with her.

from the New York Comic Con 2022 announcement:

When the Jedi Order falls, the Inquisitors rise.

Rise of the Red Blade will tell the story of Iskat, a Jedi survivor of Order 66 that turns to the dark side, joining the Inquisitors with the hope of uncovering the truth about her past.

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CANADA: amazon hardcover / amazon audiobook
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GERMANY:
amazon hardcover / amazon digital / amazon audiobook

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AUGUST 15, 2023

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – FATAL ALLIANCE
The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint of the July 2010 Del Rey hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Sean Williams

trade paperback reprint (464 pages)
Random House World
ISBN 978-0-593-60059-7
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

“When I look into you, I see no loyalty. . . . I sense only tangled allegiances. . . . Given a choice, I would never trust you.”

From across the galaxy they’ve come: agents of both the Republic and the Sith Empire, an investigating Jedi Padawan, an ex-trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian. An extraordinary auction has drawn them all together—in quest of a prize only one can claim. Each is prepared to do what he must to possess the treasure, whose value may be the wealth of a world itself. None intend to leave empty-handed. All have secrets, desires, and schemes. And nothing could ever unite them as allies—except the truth about the deadly danger of the object they covet. But can Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire—enemies for millennia—join as one against the certain doom of the galaxy?

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UK: amazon trade paperback 

GERMANY: amazon trade paperback

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STAR WARS: OUTBOUND FLIGHT

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint of the January 2006 Del Rey paperback original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Timothy Zahn

trade paperback reprint (464 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-60060-3
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery–only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend . . . and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable–and doomed–Outbound Flight Project.

The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C’baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and fifty thousand men, women, and children will embark–aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel–on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start–until Master C’baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight.

Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward . . . and, ultimately, to fail.

Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission’s most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as “Thrawn.” Even Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all-out war for survival against staggering odds–and the most diabolical of adversaries.

Timothy Zahn’s unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.

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STAR WARS: SURVIVOR’S QUEST

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint of the February 2004 Del Rey paperback original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Timothy Zahn

trade paperback reprint (512 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-60061-0
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

Sometimes it seems a Jedi’s work is never done and Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker know this only too well. Despite the bond they share in the Force, after three years of marriage the Jedi Master and his wife are still learning the ropes of being a couple—and struggling to find time together between the constant demands of duty. But all that will change when they’re united on an unexpected mission—and must pool their exceptional skills to combat an insidious enemy . . . and salvage a part of Jedi history.

It begins with a message from a surprising source: Nirauan, the planet where Thrawn, dangerous disciple of Emperor Palpatine, once held sway . . . and from which Luke and Mara barely escaped with their lives. The message itself is shocking. After fifty years, the remains of Outbound Flight—a pioneering Jedi expedition viciously destroyed by Thrawn—have been found on Nirauan. Now, the fiercely honor-bound aliens who reside there wish to turn over the remnants of the doomed mission to the New Republic. Accepting the gesture will mean a long voyage into the treacherous cluster of stars where the thousands of souls aboard the Outbound Flight vessel met their grim fate. But it may also mean something more . . . something that has stirred an inexplicable sense of foreboding in Mara.

Whatever may await, the Skywalkers will not face it alone. Joining them on the strange and solemn journey are an officer of the post-Palpatine Empire, escorted by a detachment of Imperial stormtroopers; a party of diplomats from a gentle alien species that reveres the fallen Jedi for saving them from bloodthirsty conquerors; and a New Republic ambassador who harbors his own mysterious agenda.

Soon enough, suspicion, secrecy, and an unknown saboteur run rampant aboard the isolated ship. But it is within the derelict walls of Outbound Flight itself, buried for half a century on a desolate planetoid, where the gravest danger lies. As the marooned hulk yields up stunning revelations and unexpected terrors to its visitors, Luke and Mara find all they stand for—and their very existence—brutally challenged. And the ultimate test will be surviving the deathtrap carefully laid by foes who are legendary for their ruthlessness . . . and determined to complete the job Thrawn began: exterminating the Jedi.

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UK: amazon trade paperback 

GERMANY: amazon trade paperback

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STAR WARS: TRIPLE ZERO

Book 2 of the Republic Commando Series

The Essential Legends Collection (Wave 7)

trade paperback reprint of the May 2006 Del Rey paperback original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Karen Traviss

trade paperback reprint (400 pages)
Random House Worlds
ISBN 978-0-593-72216-9
$ 17.00

solicitation copy:

Following the eruption of the bloody Clone Wars at the battle of Geonosis, both sides remain deadlocked in a stalemate that can be broken only by elite warrior teams like Omega Squad, clone commandos with terrifying combat skills and a lethal arsenal. . . .

For Omega Squad, deployed deep behind enemy lines, it’s the same old special ops grind: sabotage, espionage, ambush, and assassination. But when Omega Squad is rushed to Coruscant, the war’s most dangerous new hotspot, the commandos discover they’re not the only ones penetrating the heart of the enemy.

A surge in Separatist attacks has been traced to a network of Sep terror cells in the Republic’s capital, masterminded by a mole in Command Headquarters. To identify and destroy a Separatist spy and terror network in a city full of civilians will require special talents and skills. Not even the leadership of Jedi generals, along with the assistance of Delta squad and a certain notorious ARC trooper, can even the odds against the Republic Commandos. And while success may not bring victory in the Clone Wars, failure means certain defeat.

Also includes the bonus story Omega Squad: Targets by Karen Traviss!

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