Star Wars: Han Solo at Star’s End (1979) – Brian Daley

Back in 1979 there wasn’t a lot in the way of Star Wars stories, there definitely wasn’t the Expanded Universe (now the Legends series) or the new canon series of novels. There were Marvel comics which were hokey but still fun, and before The Empire Strikes Back came along we had to use our imagination…

Star Wars: Dark Disciple (2015) – Christie Golden

  The new Star Wars expanded canon universe is well on its way to being very impressive, and it’s book like Golden’s Dark Disciple that are doing it. Based on a set of unproduced scripts from the Clone Wars series, the book explores a pair of interesting characters and expands on their lives, their emotions,…

Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run (2015) – Greg Rucka

  So how many times have I seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens by the time this post goes up? Who knows!!! This week on the Book Shelf I dug into the third of the new ‘Young Adult’ books written around our original heroes, set during the original trilogy, but with tie-ins to the new…

Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi (2015) – Jason Fry

  Ahh Star Wars… I’m writing this on the 12th, so haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, but you’d better believe I am damned excited, and am trying to get my hands on the new, ever-expanding, now canon universe that exists outside the film in the form of books and comics. So I dug into…

Star Wars: Tarkin (2014) – James Luceno

  More adventures in the newly minted expanded canon universe of Star Wars (I’m still upset over the loss of some of the other EU moments and characters, but can’t change that now…). This time, we’re taking a look at the villains, well a few of them anyway, as we get a look at Wilhuff Tarkin before…

Star Wars: Aftermath (2015) – Chuck Wendig

  The Journey to The Force Awakens continues… we’ve had the first issue of the comic, and now comes the new novel, set in the newly established timeline, which sadly jettisoned some of the great stories that created the Expanded Universe that have been in place for over two decades. Aftermath picks up a few…