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

May 4, 2021 (released early through comicbookstores on April 14, 2021)

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 1

Legends

hardcover reprints (USA)

June 15, 2021

STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE
Book 1 of the Thrawn Trilogy

The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: PATH OF DESTRUCTION
Book 1 of the Darth Bane Series

The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint (USA)

STAR WARS: SHATTERPOINT

The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint (USA)

June 29, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE RISING STORM

hardcover original (USA)

August 10, 2021

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY – GREATER GOOD COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Book 2 of the Ascendancy Trilogy

Out of Print exclusive edition

hardcover original (USA)

August 31, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – TEMPEST RUNNER

original audio download (USA)

September 28, 2021

THE ODYSSEY OF STAR WARS

An Epic Poem

hardcover original (USA)

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 2

Legends

hardcover reprints (USA)

October 12, 2021

STAR WARS VISIONS: RONIN

hardcover original (USA)

October 26, 2021

STAR WARS: VICTORY’S PRICE

An Alphabet Squadron Novel

paperback reprint (USA)

November 16, 2021

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY – LESSER EVIL

Book 3 of the Ascendancy Trilogy

hardcover original (USA)

December 2021

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 1: STARLIGHT

hardcover reprints (USA)

January 4, 2022

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRKES BACK – FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

paperback reprint (USA)

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MAY 4, 2021 (released early through comicbookstores on April 14, 2021)

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 1

Legends

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

publisher info:
hardcover (144 pages)
Titan Magazines
ISBN 978-1-7877-3637-5
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Star Wars Insider, the official magazine of the Star Wars saga, presents an amazing collection of exclusive short stories from the galaxy far, far away.

Includes tales starring iconic characters such as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader, this collection also features stories showcasing supporting characters such as Darth Plagueis, Hondo Ohnaka, Captain Rex, and Darth Revan.

Includes fiction written by renowned best-selling Star Wars authors such as Jason Fry, Matthew Stover, John Ostrander, and Paul S. Kemp, this volume also includes stunning art from some of the saga’s best-loved interpreters, including Joe Corroney, Brian Rood, Jan Duursema, and Magali Villeneuve.

preview:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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UPCOMINGBOOKSFICTION

JUNE 15, 2021

STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE
Book 1 of the Thrawn Trilogy

The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint of the June 1991 Bantam Books hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Timothy Zahn
cover by Tracie Ching
softcover reprint (528 pages)
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35876-4
$ 16.00

solicitation copy:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this essential Star Wars Legends novel—the first ever to take place after the events of the original trilogy—Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his debut on the galactic stage.

Five years ago, the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made a vital discovery that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.

from the Del Rey Twitter announcement:

As Lucasfilm celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re curating a collection of essential Star Wars Legends novels in trade paperback with new covers. Shatterpoint will also receive a fully unabridged audio edition, for the first time. Available June 15th, 2021!

We plan to add more classic Legends books to this collection in the future, with the next group coming this fall.

We love looking at cover art. So, here’s a closer look at the cover for Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, by Tracie Ching. The new format of locking all our text at the top freed up our artists and designers to create amazing covers.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: PATH OF DESTRUCTION
Book 1 of the Darth Bane Series
The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint of the September 26, 2006 hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Drew Karpyshyn
cover by Simon Goinard

softcover reprint (448 pages)
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35877-1
$ 16.00

solicitation copy:

This essential Star Wars Legends novel is the first in a trilogy chronicling the rise of the fearsome Sith lord Darth Bane.
 
“A solid space adventure [that] charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader.”—Publishers Weekly

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There Dessel’s brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. But the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side—and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.

from the Del Rey Twitter announcement:

As Lucasfilm celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re curating a collection of essential Star Wars Legends novels in trade paperback with new covers. Shatterpoint will also receive a fully unabridged audio edition, for the first time. Available June 15th, 2021!

We plan to add more classic Legends books to this collection in the future, with the next group coming this fall.

Here’s a closer look at the stunning cover for Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn, with art by Simon Goinard.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: SHATTERPOINT

The Essential Legends Collection

softcover reprint of the June 3, 2003 hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Matthew Stover
cover by Jeff Manning

softcover reprint (464 pages)
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35878-8
$ 16.00

solicitation copy:

In this essential Star Wars Legends novel, Mace Windu must journey to his long-forgotten homeworld to confront a terrifying mystery with dire personal consequences.

The jungle planet of Haruun Kal, homeworld of the legendary Jedi Master Mace Windu, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. The Jedi Council has sent Depa Billaba—Mace’s former Padawan and fellow Council member—to Haruun Kal to train the local tribesmen as a guerrilla resistance force. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. The only clue to her disappearance is a cryptic recording left at the scene of a brutal massacre: a recording that hints of madness and murder, and the darkness in the jungle… a recording in Depa’s own voice.

Mace Windu trained Depa. Only he can find her. Only he can learn what has changed her. Only he can stop her. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid when keepers of the peace are forced to make war….

from the Del Rey Twitter announcement:

As Lucasfilm celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re curating a collection of essential Star Wars Legends novels in trade paperback with new covers. Shatterpoint will also receive a fully unabridged audio edition, for the first time. Available June 15th, 2021!

We plan to add more classic Legends books to this collection in the future, with the next group coming this fall.

Here’s a closer look at the spectacular new cover for Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover, with art by Jeff Manning. And yes, a brand new completely unabridged audio edition will also be available in June, narrated by Sullivan Jones.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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JUNE 29, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE RISING STORM

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Cavan Scott

hardcover (448 pages)
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-15941-5
$ 28.99

Barnes & Noble exclusive edition (a double-sided mini-poster featuring early High Republic concept art) 
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35817-7
$ 28.99

Books-a-Million signed copy
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35816-0
$ 28.99

audiobook CD (unabridged)
Random House Audio
ISBN 978-0-593-39681-0
$ 45.00

Export Edition softcover (336 pages)
Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-35731-6
$ 17.99

solicitation copy:

Following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi, the heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe.

In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Led by Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.

In celebration, the chancellor plans “The Republic Fair,” a showcase of the possibility and peace of the expanding Republic—a precept the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so too does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this spirit of unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.

As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face to face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy. The kind of fear that even the Force cannot shield them from.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook cd

/ books-a-million signed copy / barnes & noble edition

UK: amazon hardcover

GERMANY: amazon export edition softcover

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AUGUST 10, 2021

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY – GREATER GOOD COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Book 2 of the Ascendancy Trilogy
Out of Print exclusive edition

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Timothy Zahn

hardcover (416 pages)

Del Rey / Out of Print
$ 150.00 (limited to 750 copies)

from the Out of Print announcement:

Spectacular collector’s edition of Star Wars Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good, the second volume in the new Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy.

Product Details
– Exclusive jacket cover designed by illustrator Magali Villeneuve
– Comes in a special foil stamped slipcase
– Each copy signed by author Timothy Zahn
– Printed color endpapers featuring the Chiss Ascendancy symbol
Case stamped with Ascendancy symbol under the jacket
– True stained book pages in vibrant red

– Blue accents and features throughout the interior of the book

This Collector’s Edition is limited to 750 copies. Limit 3 books per order. No shipping restrictions. Subsequent orders will be canceled.

solicitation copy:

Thrawn and his allies race to save the Chiss Ascendancy from an unseen enemy in the second book in the epic Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

Thrawn’s latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. Despite leading the Chiss to victory and bringing glory to the House of Mitth, the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, or mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity—gifts offered freely, services granted unconditionally.

Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the enemy plot, they discover a chilling truth. Rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage resources, this mysterious enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy by widening the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most: the security of their family, or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.

link:

USA: Out of Print hardcover

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AUGUST 31, 2021

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – TEMPEST RUNNER

original audio download (USA) 

publisher info:

written by Cavan Scott
audio download (6 hours)
Del Rey / Random House Audio
ISBN 978-0-593-45586-9

$ 17.50

solicitation copy:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

THE ODYSSEY OF STAR WARS

An Epic Poem

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Jack Mitchell
Abrams Books
hardcover (256 pages)
ISBN 978-1-4197-5628-3
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS INSIDER: THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 2

Legends

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

publisher info:
hardcover (148 pages)
Titan Magazines
ISBN 978-1-7877-37082
$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 12, 2021

STAR WARS VISIONS: RONIN

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:

written by Emma Mieko Candon

hardcover (336 pages)
Del Rey

ISBN 978-0-593-35866-5

$ 28.99

ebook (336 pages)
Del Rey

ISBN 978-0-593-35867-2

audiobook download (840 minutes)

ISBN 978-0-593-46094-8

sollicitation copy:

A stunning original novel inspired by the upcoming Star Wars Visions animated anthology series. Experience Star Wars like never before.

from the Del Rey announcement:

This year, Star Wars Visions will bring all-new, creative takes on Star Wars from the world’s best anime creators. Coming Oct 12th, an original novel inspired by one of those animated tales. A Star Wars book quite unlike any before it.

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook download

UK: amazon hardcover

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OCTOBER 26, 2021

STAR WARS: VICTORY’S PRICE

An Alphabet Squadron Novel

paperback reprint of the March 2, 2021 hardcover

publisher info:
written by Alexander Freed

paperback reprint (400 pages)

Del Rey

ISBN 978-1-529-10140-9

$ 9.99

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 16, 2021

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY – LESSER EVIL

Book 3 of the Ascendancy Trilogy

hardcover original (USA)

publisher info:
written by Timothy Zahn

hardcover (416 pages)

Del Rey
ISBN 978-0-593-15832-6
$ 28.99

audiobook (14 hours)

Random House Audio

solicitation copy:

The fate of the Chiss Ascendancy hangs in the balance in the epic finale of the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

For thousands of years The Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm, a center of power, and a beacon of integrity. Led by the Nine Ruling Families, their leadership stands as a bulwark of stability against the Chaos of the Unknown Regions.

But that stability has been eroded by a cunning foe that winnows away trust and loyalty in equal measure. Bonds of fidelity have given way to lines of division among the families. Despite the efforts of the Expansionary Defense Fleet, the Ascendancy slips closer and closer toward civil war.

The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythic status in the Chaos was earned through conflict and terrible deeds, some long buried. Until now. To ensure the Ascendancy’s future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family’s legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie.

To secure the salvation of the Ascendancy, is Thrawn willing to sacrifice everything? Including the only home he has ever known?

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon hardcover / amazon Kindle / amazon audiobook

UK: amazon hardcover

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DECEMBER 2021

STAR WARS INSIDER: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – THE FICTION COLLECTION Volume 1: STARLIGHT

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

publisher info:
hardcover
Titan Magazines
$ 24.99

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 4, 2022

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

paperback reprint of the November 10, 2020 hardcover

publisher info:

paperback reprint (368 pages)

Del Rey

ISBN 978-1529101454

solicitation copy:

links (starwarstimeline.com gets commissions for purchases made through links on this website):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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