Star Wars Books
Overview of the Bantam Era of the Star Wars Expanded Universe
During the Bantam Era, which lasted from 1991 to 1999, Star Wars Expanded Universe novels were published by Bantam Spectra. The Bantam era novels have an ongoing plotline and shared characteristics established by "Heir to the Empire."
Book Review: 'Red Harvest' by Joe Schreiber
The Star Wars horror novel "Red Harvest" by Joe Schreiber explores the origins of the zombie virus in "Death Troopers."
Review: 'The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime'
"The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime" started off with some good ideas, but fell flat on almost every one.
Book Review: 'Knight Errant' by John Jackson Miller (2011)
"Knight Errant" is an excellent first novel from John Jackson Miller, opening up a new era in the Star Wars universe and a new perspective on the Sith.
John Jackson Miller Interview - Star Wars Comics Writer - Interview with John...
John Jackson Miller Interview - Star Wars Comics Writer - Interview with John Jackson Miller
The Problem of Character Death in the Expanded Universe
Despite the death of other Expanded Universe characters, Han, Luke, and Leia remain safe. Is the reluctance to kill them holding the EU back?
Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear
Review of the young readers series "Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear," by John Whitman.
Splinter of the Mind's Eye, by Alan Dean Foster
Review of Alan Dean Foster's "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" (1978), the first Star Wars Expanded Universe novel ever published.
Marvel's Star Wars Comics vs. Star Wars Manga
If you ever wondered how and why manga artists tell stories differently than American comics creators, there's an entertaining and illuminating side by side, page by page comparison of Marvel's version and Hisao Tamaki's manga version of the Star Wars saga.
Review: 'Legacy of the Force'
In the Star Was novel series "Legacy of the Force," a beloved main character falls to the dark side.
Star Wars Adaptations
The first Star Wars movie adaptation was published in December 1976, five months before Episode IV: A New Hope premiered in theaters. Since then, the Star Wars films have been adapted into a wide variety of media. Many of the adaptations explore aspects of the characters and setting in more depth than the film, expanding our knowledge and understanding of the Star Wars universe.
Marvel Star Wars
An overview of "Marvel Star Wars," which ran from 1977 to 1986 and was the earliest Star Wars comic series.
Book Review: "Allies," by Christie Golden
"Fate of the Jedi: Allies" by Christie Golden is an exciting addition to the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Star Wars Novelizations: "Star Wars," by George Lucas (1976)
Alan Dean Foster's novelization of "Episode IV: A New Hope" provides some interesting perspectives on the first Star Wars film.
Star Wars Novelizations: "The Empire Strikes Back" by Donald …
The novelization of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" lacks most of what made the film so enjoyable.
Star Wars Novelizations: "Return of the Jedi" by James Kahn (1983)
With all of its extended scenes and looks at character motivations, the "Return of the Jedi" novelization by James Kahn is definitely the best of the three Star Wars Original Trilogy novels.
Star Wars Expanded Universe: The New Jedi Order
"The New Jedi Order" was a 19-novel series featuring an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by extra-galactic aliens.
Star Wars Novelizations: "Attack of the Clones" by R.A. Salva…
R.A. Salvatore's overly long novelization of "Attack of the Clones" isn't terrible, but it isn't worth going out of your way for, either.
Star Wars Novelizations: "The Phantom Menace" by Terry Brooks (1999)
Terry Brooks' novelization of "The Phantom Menace" is worth reading just for how it expands the character of Anakin.
Star Wars Young Readers Novel Series
The Star Wars Expanded Universe contains material for all ages, including several series of novels for young readers. These series take place from before Episode I: The Phantom Menace ( Jedi Apprentice ) to twenty years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ( Young Jedi Knights ). Although the novels are geared towards children and young teens, many of them provide fun reading for adults, and fea…
Star Wars Novelizations: "Revenge of the Sith" by Matthew Sto…
If you have a choice between reading Matthew Stover's novelization of "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and watching the movie, read the book.
Review: Star Wars Legacy
Review of "Star Wars: Legacy," which takes place over a century after the Star Wars films.
Star Wars Expanded Universe: Dark Empire
The "Dark Empire" series follows the resurrection of Emperor Palpatine in cloned bodies.
Interview with Joe Schreiber
Joe Schreiber, author of "Death Troopers" and "Red Harvest," talks about writing Star Wars horror novels.