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The New Republic

5 to 25 Years After the Battle of Yavin (ABY)

 

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5 ABY

A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (Scholastic)

    Prologue

    Chapter Three: Interlude

   Chapter Seven: Interlude

    Chapter Nine: Interlude

    Chapter Ten: Interlude

    Chapters Eleven – Epilogue

Scoundrel's Luck: Solitaire Adventure Starring Han Solo (West End Games; retconned into this year by Star Wars: Crucible)

Jedi Force: Watch Out for the Wookiee! (Playskool; Millennium Falcon playset)

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Del Rey)

X-Wing Rogue Squadron (Dark Horse)

    #21-24: In the Empire’s Service  

        [Issues 21-24 collected in X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service and Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume #3]

    #25: The Making of Baron Fel

    #26-27: Family Ties

        [collected in X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Blood and Honor and Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume #3]

    #28-31: Masquerade

        [collected in X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade and Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume #3]

    #32-35: Mandatory Retirement

        [collected in X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Mandatory Retirement and Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume #3]

The Essential Guide to Warfare: The Author's Cut (starwars.com)

    Part 6: Showdown at Naboo

        War Portrait: Captain Panaka

The New Essential Guide to Alien Species (Del Rey; expanded from The Essential Guide to Alien Species)

Prophets of the Dark Side (first section) (Polyhedron #103; RPGA Network: TSR, Inc.)

The Glove of Darth Vader: Book #1 (Bantam-Skylark)

The Lost City of the Jedi: Book #2 (Bantam-Skylark)

Zorba the Hutt's Revenge: Book #3 (Bantam-Skylark)

Mission from Mount Yoda: Book #4 (Bantam-Skylark)

Queen of the Empire: Book #5 (Bantam-Skylark)

Prophets of the Dark Side: Book #6 (Bantam-Skylark)

Chewbacca #3: Chapter 7: Lando or: A Bet (flashback) (Dark Horse: collected in Chewbacca and 30th Anniversary Collection)

Tales (Dark Horse)

    #10: Free Memory

    #19: Collapsing New Empires

        [Issue 10 collected in Tales Volume 3; Issue 19 collected  in Tales Volume 5)

Dark Forces (Dark Horse/Boulevard graphic novel)

    Rebel Agent (incorporates Lucasarts home video game Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II)

    Jedi Knight (incorporates Lucasarts home video game Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part One: History and Holocrons: Battle of Ruusan

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Chapter 5: Decline of the Republic

        D'Harhan and the Cyborgs

Buyer's Market (Star Wars Insider #126; Titan)

Jodo Kast & Dengar: Preying for Time (unpublished Star Wars Adventure Journal story)

Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction (Dark Horse; Galaxy magazine #5-8; collected in Bounty Hunters)

Tales #22: Marooned (Dark Horse: collected in Tales Volume 6)

Zeltros: Pleasure Planet (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 1: Who Doesn't Like Zeltrons

    Part 2: The King and Queen of Hearts

    Part 3: Just a Cafarel

    Part 4: I, Hiromi

    Part 5: The Zeltron Who Cried

Hoth: Under the Ice (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 1: Snowflake Base

    Part 2: Steady, Girl

    Part 3: Merchants of Death

    Part 4: A Brief Thaw

Tales (Dark Horse)

    #5: Lando’s Commandos: On Eagles’ Wings

    #8: The One That Got Away

        [Issues 5 and 8 collected in Tales Volume 2]

 

Circa 5 and 6 ABY (The following are not necessarily in strict chronological order)

Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas (Harry N. Abrams Inc., Publishers)

Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide (Del Rey)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #3: Blasters for Hire

    #4: It’s a Gambler’s Life

The Battle of Cadinth (Galaxy Magazine #2: Topps/ West End Games)

 

6 ABY

Fists of Ion (a Hyperspace exclusive)

Deader than a Triton Moon (flashback occurs in 4 BBY)

Tales from the Empire (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    Missed Chance (Star Wars Adventure Journal #7: West End Games)

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Chapter 13: The Origins of Rebellion

        War Portrait: Juno Eclipse

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #1: A Glimmer of Hope (included in The Best of the Star Wars Adventure Journal)

    #2: Whispers in the Dark

X-Wing (Bantam/Spectra)

    Book #1: Rogue Squadron

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Chapter 12: In the Empire's Service

        War Portrait: Baron Fel

The Essential Guide to Warfare: Author's Cut (starwars.com)

    Part 5: Zenith of the Republic

        Death on the Rim

 

7 ABY

X-Wing (Bantam/Spectra)

    Book #2: Wedge's Gamble

    Book #3: The Krytos Trap

    Book #4: The Bacta War

Tales from the New Republic (Bantam anthology)

    Conflict of Interest (Star Wars Adventure Journal #13: West End Games)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (flashbacks occur in 0 ABY) (West End Games)

    #1: Chessa’s Doom

    #2: Big Quince

    #3: Explosive Developments

    #4: Starter’s Tale

    #5: Vengeance Strike

    #6: Kella Rand, Reporting...

Wanted by Cracken (West End Games)

X-Wing (Bantam/Spectra)

    Book #5: Wraith Squadron

    Book #6: Iron Fist

    Book #7: Solo Command

 

RPG

The Prize: A Scout Adventure (Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts: West End Games)

 

8 ABY

Tales from the Empire (Bantam anthology)

    First Contact (Star Wars Adventure Journal #1; West End Games)

Crisis of Faith (Included in Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition; Del Rey/Ballantine)

Crossroads (a Hyperspace exclusive)

The Courtship of Princess Leia (Bantam/Spectra)

Cracken's Threat Dossier: Chapter One: The Hapan Cluster Incident (West End Games)

Tales from the New Republic (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    Hutt and Seek

Corphelion Interlude (Random House/ Del Rey; collected in Tatooine Ghost paperback.)

The Mixed-Up Droid (T.W. Kids audio-comic set; collected in Omnibus: Wild Space Volume 1; Dark Horse)

A Forest Apart (Del Rey e-book; collected in Tatooine Ghost paperback.)

Tatooine Ghost (Del Rey/Ballantine)

The Trouble with Squibs (Star Wars Insider #67: Wizards of the Coast)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Six: Tatooine Childhood

Tales #17: Phantom Menaces (Dark Horse: collected  in Tales Volume 5)

Tales #18: Being Boba Fett (Dark Horse: collected  in Tales Volume 5)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #3: Mission to Zila

    #4: Shadows of Darkness

Beheboth: Blood and Water (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 1: Return to Prosperity

    Part 2: Who Slew Berl Matoone?

    Part 3: The Tirrith Trap

    Part 4: Hit and Mist

 

RPG

The DarkStryder Campaign (West End Games)

    The Saga Begins

    Omens

    Artifact of Aaris

    Death is Remotely Possible

    Shintel Downtime

    Crisis

    Traitor in Our Midst

The DarkStryder Campaign: The Kathol Outback  (West End Games)

    Plant Food

    Little Empires

    Wildfire

    The Masters of Exocron

    Galaxy's Edge

The DarkStryder Campaign: The Kathol Rift  (West End Games)

    Harm's Way

    Rogue Elements

    Waystation

    Home

    Showdown

The DarkStryder Campaign: Endgame  (West End Games)

    The Saga Nears It's End

 

Sourebooks and Supplements

Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts (West End Games)

 

9 ABY

Heir to the Empire (Bantam/Spectra; adapted by Dark Horse Comics in six issues and trade paperback; reprinted as The 20th Anniversary Edition; Del Rey/Ballantine)

The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (epilogue) (Scholastic)

Wanted by Cracken...Update (Inphobia #53; White Wolf Publishing)

Dark Force Rising (Bantam/Spectra; adapted by Dark Horse Comics in six issues and trade paperback)

The Last Command (Bantam/Spectra; adapted by Dark Horse Comics in six issues and trade paperback)

X-Wing: Book #8: Isard’s Revenge (Bantam/Spectra)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #6: Rendezvous with Destiny  

    #12: Betrayal by Knight

Tales from the Empire (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    Blaze of Glory (from Star Wars Adventure Journal #8: West End Games)

The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook (West End Games)

The Despotica Reader (frame story) (from Xim Week: The Despotica, parts I – IV)

Evocar (Xim Week: The Despotica: Part IV: Evocar; Hyperspace)

The Essential Guide to Warfare: Author's Cut (starwars.com)

    Part 3: Xim the Despot

        A Soldier's Story: The Gleam of Kiirium (from The Despotica)

 

10 ABY

Tales from the Empire (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    Retreat from Coruscant (from Star Wars Adventure Journal #7: West End Games)

The Essential Guide to Warfare: Author's Cut (starwars.com)

    Part 12: Tales of the New Republic

        A Soldier's Story: Coruscant in Ruins

Boba Fett (Dark Horse)

    Bounty on Bar-Kooda

    Boba Fett #2: When the Fat Lady Swings

    Boba Fett #3: Murder Most Foul

        [Issues 2-3 and Bounty on Bar-Kooda collected in Boba Fett: Death, Lies and Treachery and 30th Anniversary Collection]

    Agent of Doom

        [collected in Boba Fett: Man with a Mission]

Tales from the New Republic (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    No Disintegrations, Please (from Star Wars Adventure Journal #14: West End Games)

The Dark Empire Sourcebook (West End Games)

    A Rebel's Job is Never Done (Chapter One: The New Republic)

    Eyewitness to Apocalypse (Chapter Five: Planets)

    Down and Out on Coruscant (Chapter One: The New Republic)

    Chapter Three: The Fringe (box on page 57)

Dark Empire (Dark Horse)

    #1: The Destiny of a Jedi

    #2: Devastator of Worlds

    #3: The Battle for Calamari

    #4: Confrontation on the Smuggler's Moon

    #5: Emperor Reborn

    #6: Fate of a Galaxy

        [Issues 1-6 collected in Dark Empire, audio-drama, and Luke Skywalker: Last Hope for the Galaxy; Dark Horse]

The Dark Empire Sourcebook (West End Games)

    Chapter One: The New Republic: Admiral Ackbar

    Chapter Seven: The World Devastators (page 108)

From the Dark Side Compendium (Star Wars Insider online)

Lightsider (unpublished bridges Dark Empire I and II)

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Chapter 16: Showdown at Endor

        A Soldier's Story: How I Won the Battle of Tanaab

    Chapter 12: In the Empire's Service

        Han Solo's Military Service

The Corporate Sector Sourcebook (West End Games)

Dark Empire II #16 (Dark Horse: collected in Dark Empire II)

Empire's End #12 (Dark Horse: collected in Empire's End and 2nd edition of Dark Empire II)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part One: History and Holocrons: The Demise of Palpatine

The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster (Hyperspace: Xim Week)

 

11 ABY

Children of the Jedi (Bantam/Spectra)

Crimson Empire (Dark Horse)

    #1

    #0 (online)

    #2–6

        [Issues 1-6 collected in trade paperback, audio-drama, and 30th Anniversary Collection)

The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil (Dark Horse: also collected in Bounty Hunters)

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #1-6 (Dark Horse: collected in Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood)

Dark Horse Extra #21-24: Hard Currency

Tales #16: The Other (flashback) (Dark Horse: collected in Tales Volume 4)

The Jedi Academy Sourcebook (West End Games)

    A Paradigm Shift (Chapter One: The New Republic)

    A Change of Command (Chapter One: The New Republic)

    Cutting Ties (Chapter One: The New Republic)

    Reflections (Chapter Three: The Jedi Academy)

The Illustrated Star Wars Universe: Yavin 4 (Bantam)

The Jedi Academy (Bantam/Spectra)

    Volume 1: Jedi Search (for a detailed chronological breakdown with I, Jedi click here)

Star Wars Adventure Journal #15: Firestorm (West End Games)

The Jedi Academy (Bantam/Spectra)

    Volume 2: Dark Apprentice

    Volume 3: Champions of the Force

I, Jedi (for a detailed chronological breakdown with The Jedi Academy click here) (Bantam/Spectra)

Jedi Knight II: Outcast: NRI Reports (Lucasarts.com)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Two: Detecting Jedi Powers

    Part Two: Training Lightsabers

    Part Two: Burst of Speed

    Part Two: Illustrious Lightsabers (pages 105-7)

    Part Two: Improvised Lightsabers

    Part Two: Jedi Spirits

    Part Three: Under Exar Kun's Influence

    Part Three: Luke Skywalker on the Dark Side

    Part Six: Podracer Champion

Tales #16: The Other (Dark Horse: collected in Tales Volume 4)

Tales from the New Republic (Bantam anthology)

    Simple Tricks (from the unpublished Star Wars Adventure Journal #18)

Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (Lucasarts home video game)

The Imperial Warlords: Despoilers of an Empire, Part 3: The Nihilism and Artistry of Lord Shadowspawn (Starwars.com)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #14: From the Files of Corellia Antilles

    #17: Love is a Warm Blaster (from the unpublished Star Wars Adventure Journal #17; online)

 

12 ABY

Darksaber (Bantam/Spectra)

Jedi Academy: Leviathan #14 (Dark Horse: collected in Jedi Academy: Leviathan)

Castaways of Endor (a Hyperspace exclusive)

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (Lucasarts home video game)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Three: The Emperor's Hand (italic text only)

Shades of Gray: From the Adventures of Alex Winger

 

RPG

Rebel Jedi (Wizards of the Coast)

Nightsaber: Rebel Jedi Part II (Wizards of the Coast)

 

13 ABY

X-Wing: Book 9: Starfighters of Adumar (Bantam/Spectra)

Star Wars Adventure Journal #14 (West End Games)

    Murder in Slushtime  

Planet of Twilight (Bantam/Spectra)

Third Time Pays for All (Dark Horse Presents #1; collected in Crimson Empire III and The Crimson Empire Saga; Dark Horse)

 

14 ABY

Tales #8: The Secret Tales of Luke’s Hand (Dark Horse: collected  in Tales Volume 2)

The Crystal Star (Bantam/Spectra)

Tales #11: Tall Tales (Dark Horse: collected  in Tales Volume 3)

Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Lucasarts home video game)

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1-5 (Dark Horse; collected in Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost)

Vandelhelm: Enemies and Alloys (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 2: Venerated

    Part 3: Solo Class

    Part 4: The Demands of Supply

Bespin: Action Tidings (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 1: Live from the Surface

    Part 2: That Den o' Human Iniquity

    Part 3: The High Human o' Cloud City

    Part 4: The Empire's Ugly Nose

    Part 5: An Exclusive!

The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide (Chronicle Books)

 

16 ABY

The Black Fleet Crisis (Bantam/Spectra)

    Book #1: Before the Storm

    Book #2: Shield of Lies

    Book #3: Tyrant's Test

Cracken's Threat Dossier (West End Games)

    Chapter Two: The Black Fleet Crisis

 

17 ABY

The New Rebellion (Bantam/Spectra)

Star Wars Adventure Journal (West End Games)

    #15: Two for One

Diplomatic Corps Entrance Exam (Bantam)

 

18 ABY

Tales from the New Republic (Bantam/Spectra anthology)

    Jade Solitaire (from the unpublished Star Wars Adventure Journal #17)

The Corellian Trilogy (Bantam/Spectra)

    Book #1: Ambush at Corellia

    Book #2: Assault at Selonia

    Book #3: Showdown at Centerpoint

Cracken's Threat Dossier: Chapter Three: The Corellian Incident (West End Games)

Adumar: Pilots Wanted (Wizards of the Coast website)

    Part 1: The Art of the Duel

    Part 2: Four is Green-Lighted

    Part 3: Three, Ready for a Furball

    Part 4: Two Standing by, One Hundred Percent

    Part 5: Leader has Two Lit and in the Green

 

19 ABY

Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Bantam)

    The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett (pg. 301: 2nd ˝ page – end; SFBC: pg. 521: 2nd ˝ page – end)

The Hand of Thrawn (Bantam)

    Volume #1: Specter of the Past

    Volume #2: Vision of the Future

Union #1-4 (Dark Horse: collected in Union and 30th Anniversary Collection)

Star Wars Gamer #7: Red Sky, Blue Flame (Wizards of the Coast)

Hunting the Gorach (Star Wars Insider #133; Titan Publishing)

Scourge (Del Rey/Ballantine; adaptation of the RPG supplement Tempest Feud; Wizards of the Coast)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Five: Aiing-Tii (italic text only)

 

20-21 ABY

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part One: History and Holocrons: The Resurrection of Exar Kun

Star Wars Fairy Tales (unpublished)

    #1: Jaina and the Hanadak

    #2: The Twins and the Taloden

 

22 ABY

Junior Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #1: The Golden Globe

    #2: Lyric's World

    #3: Promises

    #4: Anakin's Quest

    #5: Vader's Fortress

    #6: Kenobi's Blade

Fool's Bargain (Del Rey eBook; collected in Survivor's Quest paperback)

Judge's Call (Random House/Del Rey; online)

Survivor's Quest (Del Rey/Ballantine)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Five: Sorcerers of Tund

 

23 ABY

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #1: Heirs of the Force

    #2: Shadow Academy (to chapter 20, paragraph 29)

        [collected in Jedi Shadow: Berkley-Jam; and Rise of the Shadow Academy; Science Fiction Book Club]

Legacy of the Force: Book IX: Invincible (prologue) (flashback) (Del Rey/Ballantine)

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #2: Shadow Academy (chapter 20, paragraph 30–end)

    #3: The Lost Ones

        [Books 2-3 collected in Jedi Shadow; Berkley-Jam]

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Part Two: Lightsaber Construction

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #4: Lightsabers (to chapter 6)

        [collected in Jedi Sunrise: Berkley-Jam; and Rise of the Shadow Academy; Science Fiction Book Club]

Legacy of the Force: Book IX: Invincible (between chapters 10 and 11) (flashback) (Del Rey/Ballantine)

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #5: Darkest Knight

    #6: Jedi under Siege

        [Books 5-6 collected in Jedi Sunrise: Berkley-Jam; and Rise of the Shadow Academy; Science Fiction Book Club]

 

23-24 ABY

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #7: Shards of Alderaan

        [Book 8 collected in The Fall of the Diversity Alliance; Science Fiction Book Club]

 

24 ABY

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #8: Diversity Alliance

    #9: Delusions of Grandeur

    #10: Jedi Bounty

    #11: The Emperor's Plague

        [Books 8-11 collected in The Fall of the Diversity Alliance; Science Fiction Book Club]

Book of Sith (Becker&Mayer; Chronicle Books)

    Rim Campaign: Days 133−479: Malcus

Young Jedi Knights (Boulevard)

    #12: Return to Ord Mantell

    #13: Trouble in Cloud City

    #14: Crisis on Crystal Reef

        [Books 12-14 collected in Under Black Sun; Science Fiction Book Club]

The Crystal (Gamer #5: Wizards of the Coast)

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey/Ballantine)

    Chapter 4: Wars with the Sith

        War and the Mandalorians

 

25 ABY

Tales #14: Apocalypse Endor (Dark Horse: also collected  in Tales Volume 4)

Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties (Star Wars Insider Online: Hyperspace)

The Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous (Star Wars Insider #86; IDG Entertainment)

Lord of War: The Story of General Grievous (Star Wars Insider Online:  Hyperspace)

The History of the Mandalorians (Star Wars Insider #80; IDG Entertainment)

The Mandalorians: People and Culture (Star Wars Insider #86; IDG Entertainment)

Boba Fett: A Practical Man (pages 1-41, par. 5) (Del Rey eBook; collected in Legacy of the Force: Book V: Sacrifice)

 

Circa 9–25 ABY

The Inquest World Guide to Tatooine (Inquest #23; Wizard Press)

 

Tales #19: Into the Great Unknown (Dark Horse: collected  in Tales Volume. 5)

 

To the New Jedi Order