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Lost (and found) Star Wars stories

 

Articles, columns and quotes in defense of the Star Wars Expanded Universe!

The goal of the all-volunteer, non-profit Twin Suns Foundation is to promote reading and writing around the world, and serve as the voice for the Star Wars Expanded Universe Movement! Fundraisers, book donations, billboards, check 'em all out today!

Eddie Van Der Heidjen's amazingly exhaustive page!

Robert Mullin's wildly unique chronology project attempts to fuse the EU canon with Disney's!

Nathan P. Butler's famously detailed chronology!

Jedi Sabacc

 

Long forgotten, un-reprinted Star Wars adventures and nonfiction literature

 

starwarz.com

TBone's famous Star Wars site include cut-scenes, scripts, and so much more!

 

Plif lives with Marvel Star Wars stats and loads of fun pages!

 

Fascinating study of the changes made to the original trilogy

 

This site's original pre-Filoni Clone Wars Timeline

The Clone Wars Viewing Order

 

Another chronology of the Clone Wars incorporates older stories in relation to the animated series

 

Everything you always wanted to know about the Star Wars Holiday Special!

 

Starwarstimeline.net is on:

 

 

 

6/7/21 Skyewalkers is now here!

Anyone searching for Abel Pena's Skyewalkers can now find it here! Enjoy!

 

6/6/21 Site Update

Thanks to Ryan Winters for the corrected 980 BBY date for Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil!

 

6/2/21 Site Update

Want to thank Danni Scarpa for some updates to the 32 BBY period, which can be a bit tricky, but he's figured out a good solution!

 

5/9/21 Site Update

I added the new Star Wars Insider Fiction Collection to the stories collected in Volume1. Hope you guys have picked that one up, as it will encourage Titan Magazine and LFL to continue to bring us more of these gorgeous collections of short stories from the pages of the Insider magazine. Vol 2 is scheduled for Sept 28, 2021, and will also mix EU and Disney content. This first volume covered 19 stories across five years, from 2011 to 2017. Six from 2011, six from 2012, one from 2013, two from 2014, two from 2015, one from 2016, and one from 2017. In other words, 13 EU and 6 DU. The Insider had stopped publishing new fiction for a time during the early years of the Disney continuity, so there's less of a pool of those to draw from, which they'll probably space out as they continue a similar ration of DU to EU stories . Overall, I think it's a great strategy. I know purists are annoyed by the inclusion of DU stories and the Legends banner, and I understand, but I hope you won't let it hurt the cause. The cause is to get LFL to release more EU (old and new). And look, if it gets fans of the new continuity to read the older stories and come onboard the EU bandwagon, then that's a great thing! (And for those of us who accept any Disney canon story that fits into the EU, it's also a win.) This project is something to celebrate, as many of us have wanted to get these stories collected for a long time.

 

Final piece of news: it looks like Heart of the Jedi has been pulled. I don't know if this is something the person who published it did on his own, or if Disney asked Amazon to take it down, but it had a good run! And the sales numbers it achieved during that short run were amazing! For those of you who missed it, I am sorry, but take heart (no pun intended), The Heart of the Jedi will always be available to read on my site for as long I live!

 

Also, I finally remembered to add a link (on the left) to the Twin Suns Foundation, who are a fantastic group of volunteers who donate books to kids, promote reading and writing, run fundraisers, and put up billboards to not only encourage literacy, but spread the word of the Star Wars Expanded Universe! They welcome donations and volunteers, really, anything you can do to be part of something good!

 

5/8/21 Site Update

Thanks to Ryan Winters for the dating of The Bad Batch. As with other post-Disney series, so long as it can reasonably fit into the EU, it'll included. For those of you who aren't interested in anything post-Disney, stick to the individual eras, which will remain free from of Disney-era continuity.

 

5/7/21 Site Update

Thanks to Ryan Winters for the flashback reference in Knight Errant: Aflame #2, which takes place in 1042 BBY!

 

5/4/21 Supernatural May the 4th!

Happy May the 4th!! Here's a glimpse of a work-in-progress by our new artist Guillaume Ducos on Supernatural Encounters.

For forty-four years, we've heard only hushed whispers of them... their very existence was said to be a myth. Darth Vader swore by them... caliginous cults called out to them... Bogan and the Father of Shadows and the Ancient Ones... and yet who or what or how many they were remained unknown, with only the darkest hints and rumors emerging in the years since...

May be an image of text that says 'ONE OF THE THREE TIE-FIGHTERS HAS SUDDENLY BECOME AN EXPANDING CYLİNDER OF DECOMPOSING DEBRIS... THE IMMORTAL THE SITH! A0 LORD VADER! THAT ENERGY-E BOLT CAME FROM ABOVE BUT, WHO S LEFT TO--?'

Until now...

When Arhul Hextrophon uncovers the most terrifying truth the galaxy has ever known...

Imprisoned for millennia in the black heart of the Unknown Regions, they are nearing the time of their return... When the nine thrones have been filled... then the seals shall be broken...

And the Immortal Gods of the Sith will rise again!

May be an illustration of 1 person

 

5/3/21 Site Update and Heart of the Jedi Update

First off, thanks to Ryan Winters for reminded me to add Lost Tribe: Pandemonium to 2975 BBY! And for pointing out that there are five issues of Spiral (not four)!

 

Second, as to the appearance of the formerly lost novel, Heart of the Jedi, by Kenneth C. Flint, that I published here in 2015, and which has recently appeared in paperback on Amazon--while I had nothing to do with the latter--I'm glad it's available for collectors and being offered AT COST--which is the only appropriate way to do it. I don't know how long it will remain for sale, so grab it while you can.

 

4/22/21 Site Update

Thanks to Ryan Winters for helping me update the The Old Republic chronology in 3639-3638 BBY!

 

4/14/21 Site Update

Several of you sent me word that SWTor.com has a new short story, "Quite a Story to Tell." Thanks guys, and thanks to Kyle for informing me that it takes place in 3627 BBY. Also, thanks to Pete Hale, I added the test footage for the cancelled TV series Underworld in 8 BBY (which is just a guesstimate at this point).

 

4/13/21 Ewoks

I've decided to move the two Ewoks films, Caravan of Courage and the Battle for Endor to after Return of the Jedi (technically after the Alliance leaves Endor in the Marvel series). It's never made sense to me to have it take place earlier. Not only does Cindel teach Wicket Basic, but the whole attitude of the tribe is protective towards the Humans, not skeptical or hostile, as with the way Han, Luke, and Leia were treated by them. Also, the Marauders do quite a bit of damage to Bright Tree Village. That couldn't have been fixed overnight. Placing it after the animated series also eliminates the issue of Choka-Trok's death at the end of Caravan of Courage. Of course, if anyone can think of any reason that it shouldn't be post-ROTJ (besides "Because Lucasfilm said so"), let me know! ;)

 

Site news: I added the trailers for the cancelled Lucasarts game 1313--thanks to Pete Hale!

 

4/12/21 Site Update

Thanks to Quinlan Vos for his help with Star Wars Mythos, which I'd completely overlooked! All six shorts (and their backup links) are on the timeline now in their respective places! I've also been shuffling around Ewoks stories to better reflect their prospective seasonal cues (often explicit in the books).

 

4/10/21 Site Update and New Art Coming

As I'm going through the Ewoks episodes again (now that they're on Disney+), I'm rearranging the episodes to reflect the information present in the episodes. For example, Teebo is training under Logray in S1, episode 7's "Curse of the Jindas," but hasn't even started that process until episode 9's "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone," a few episodes later. A comet is seen in the sky at the end of Season 1's "Land of the Gupins," but this isn't resolved until Season 2's "Night of the Stranger," which would place those episodes back-to-back. "The Haunted Village" has the Duloks wishing for soap they could use to stave off insects. In "The Cries of the Trees," which aired prior, they get that relief from Morag.

 

As to new art, SE now has a second artist onboard! I'll update this page with a sample of new work when I have the first one in hand!

 

4/1/21 SE Update!

Hey guys, with winter's end upon us, it's time for an update on Supernatural Encounters!

With the help of my amazing editors and proofreaders, I've finished another draft and begun editing the endnotes (which needed some attention). Once those are done, I'll create a physical proof with which, I'll go over what will essentially be the last draft.

By then, I expect to have the final illustration and map (both of which are being worked on as we speak) and can begin the layout process. Upon completion, I'll order another proof copy and go over everything for the last time to make sure it's 100%.

Then, I start shipping out contributor copies... and prepare the web version and PDF.

So, we're getting there! 🙂I want to thank all of you for your incredible patience! Everyone on my team has been working night and day to get this done right. The truth is: Continuity is not for wimps!

Of course, the journey doesn't end with SE. We have the German Ewoks stories coming for the first time in English (expect that in late Spring/early Summer), to be followed, at long last, by English translations of the four Hungarian Han Solo books (potentially by year's end)!

(This recovered image appears to be a fragment of a much larger piece--I can only imagine what he's looking at, just out of frame...)

 

3/14/21 Site Update

I added Jedi Temple Challenge to the post-TPM period... Why? Because it easily fits in the Expanded Universe; because Ahmed Best is great; and because it's a cute "in-universe" kids show with short stories embedded in each of the ten episodes (it would be nice if LFL published those, actually). Perhaps more controversially, I also added Star Wars Theory's Vader fan-films. Why? Because the quality's great, the story fits the EU, and creator Danny Ramirez is someone who genuinely loves and understands Star Wars. I know some of you may balk at the inclusion of one or both, and that's totally fine; you're free to ignore any or all of the above. From my perspective, Star Wars is best when it grows and has a sense of fun. There is no governing body overseeing the Expanded Universe--which is now basically a stalled universe in the sense that there is no new material being produced apart from what few unpublished stories I can dig up from the past [and there's quite a bit of that coming your way this year, from Supernatural Encounters to the Hungarian Han Solo books to the German Ewoks]. So, really, it's us--the fans--who are the governing body as to what is and isn't canon. And that's no bad thing. Thus, I see far more positive than negative in adding to this timeline a fan-film that I think is excellent and beloved by so many. Your mileage may vary (and there's no judgment there), for which reason I've kept the individual eras for strict pre-2014 EU canon. The point of this is simply to say that there's a place in Star Wars for fans of all stripes... and Star Wars stories of all stripes. But this is the start of a conversation, not the culmination of one, and a conversation we'll revisit again in the months ahead....

 

3/4/21 More Ewoks and More Updates...

I updated the Ewoks and Droids comics to include the extra titles for their 2nd and sometimes 3d parts. I also added the German Ewoks magazines and paperbacks. I've got one more translation coming and then it's done. Special Thanks to Thomas Rathausky for that! As soon as I've given that an edit, I'll release them together online here. There's five issues in total and they're quite good!

 

As far as Supernatural Encounters is concerned, I anticipate producing a physical proof copy on which to do a final edit some time by month's end. The artist is working on the final illustration, which I expect to have in hand in another month's time, at which I'll begin the layout. Then, I'll order another proof copy--and, if it's perfect--begin sending them out physical copies to contributors and then put it online for the public!

 

I'll keep you all informed as we move along each step of the process.

 

P.S. Han Solo fans--translations of the four Hungarian Han Solo books are continuing!

 

2/27/21 E...E...E...E...E...E...Ewoks

JaajJeej made a good suggestion to move the Ewoks Season 1 to before The Empire Strikes Back to demonstrate their growth and changes between the first two seasons. It makes sense. I also put the young readers Ewoks mini-books a year before that. I've been rereading the comics of late in order to better place the forthcoming German translations. Good stuff!

 

2/26/21 Site Update

Thanks to Michael Vassallo for pointing out that I was missing the first chapter of Jedi Quest: Path to Truth and the first RPG stories from Star Wars Adventures Magazine (which are adaptations of Obi-Wan's story from Kamino to Geonosis in Episode II).

 

2/10/21 Site Update

Thanks to Ryan Winter for updates on TOR: Knights of the Eternal Throne, updates 6.0-6.2.

 

Also, thanks to JaajJeej for providing info on the Star Tours: The Adventure Continues simulator ride theme park attraction, which I added to 3-1 months BBY. His reasoning for the breakdown is as follows:

 

Opening

Queue and Boarding

Pre-show

Spaceport Sequence: Millennium Falcon version (before the speeder leaves the spaceport)

Spaceport Sequence: Darth Vader version

Spaceport Sequence: Millennium Falcon version (rest of the version, ending with the ship entering hyperspace is also a part of the Vader version)

Hoth (likely the first planet given the intro--also likely the same battle from Rebel Assault--this should be considered non-canon as Hoth was not known until Luke discovered it in "Iceworld" from the Star Wars newspaper strips)

Ackbar Message (this is apparently the first message they receive, although 3PO is surprised by all of them so its possible to put all 3 messages following Kahsyyyk)

Coruscant (to fit with Tatooine leading into Tatooine Trader)

Tatooine (seems to be the first time the ship gets into a chase, so before Kashyyyk)

Tatooine Trader (apparently its a store at Disney right after the ride, but its modeled to be in universe. Must be after they receive one of the messages)

Yoda Message

Kashyyyk (last planet before they receive the final message)

Leia Message

Geonosis/Death Star (final encounter with the empire, scenes before the ship gets to hyperspace only)

Naboo (the glass brakes at the end, so it must be after all other planets)

Geonosis/Death Star final scene (finale of the ride with the ship finding Home One)

The Star Trader (another Disney store around the ride)

 

1/30/21 Site Update

More fine-tuning on Republic Heroes (thanks to Noam) as mentioned below. I also added Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game (Assault on the Death Star), which featured David Prowse and James Earl Jones reprising their role for a story that takes place right before Return of the Jedi. I'm not sure how the continuity would work (since Death Star II's laser was supposed to be inoperable, but maybe that's what the Rebel infiltrators end up doing?). In either case, it's in-continuity as Abel Pena referenced the events of it in his Dark Forces Saga RPG articles.

 

1/29/21 Site Update

Thanks to Noam Nederby Jessen for helping me fine-tune the placement of the various missions in the Republic Heroes DS version!

 

1/25/21 Site Update

Thanks to Vaughn Everlast (and earlier Alex Payne) for pointing out that episodes 4 and 5 of TCW Season 4 were in the wrong place on the Clone Wars Viewing Order. It's been fixed!

 

1/21/21 Site Update

Thanks again to JaajJeej for an update on the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes video games. Apparently, the DS and PSP versions are different. Also, their missions have now been properly put in their respective locations where they take place!

 

Thanks to Eddie van der Heijden, I updated the links to all the vanished in-universe Hyperpace articles. While I was at it, I also added links to the author's cut of The Essential Guide to Warfare.

 

1/18/21 Site Update

Thanks to JaajJeej, I added the Vector Prime commercial, which has a voiceover of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker discussing, in-brief, the events that occurred in that book, which, therefore, makes it in-universe. Coming soon will be the Living Force campaign RPGs, which Mark Thons provided!

 

1/17/21 Meaning in Words

The words that the Loth-Wolf Dume says to young Jedi Ezra Bridger in the fourth and final season of Rebels, and the implications of it in that eleventh episode of the same name, has meaning for Star Wars fans that I believe we'll see come to pass this year, likely from the forthcoming live-action series by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau... but for those of you who are less hopeful, this phrase, "Restore the past, Redeem the future" has additional meanings that do not depend on the powers-that-be at Lucasfilm to fulfill. We'll discuss these things and more in the year ahead. Stay tuned.

 

1/8/21 More EU on the Way!

Five previously unknown (to most) exclusive Ewoks prose stories have been discovered and are being translated for the first time into English by a friend. I just edited the first one. What's fascinating is that it's a sequel to issue #4 of the Ewoks comic-book series! Stay tuned for more info and details to come!

 

 

Listed by year is the archived news for that year, as well as the website updates that had originally been on a separate page.  I've decided to combine them by date for those long-time fans of this site, as well as any that are curious to see my chronological thoughts and editorials over the years. Occasionally, you'll see non-Star Wars material from my other timeline sites included, as this was before I had the lightbulb moment when I realized that each universe should have its own "latest news" and "updates" page. Please note too that these pages are being kept for nostalgia and research purposes. None of the internal links, of which there are many, will actually work, as they were created at the time the Star Wars Expanded Universe Timeline was listed under the umbrella site Timelineuniverse.net, which is no longer the case. 

Archived News 2020

Archived News 2019

Archived News 2018

 

Archived News 2017

 

Archived News 2016

 

Archived News 2015

 

Archived News 2014

 

Archived News 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

 

Archived News 2009

 

Archived News 2008

Archived News 2007

Archived News 2006

Archived News 2005

Archived News 7/04 - 12/04

Archived News 1/04 - 6/04

Archived News 2003

Archived News 2002

Note: Any unpublished or out-of-print Star Wars story will be taken down if/when officially released/reprinted

Supernatural Encounters (Coming Soon)

Cult Encounters

 

Heart of the Jedi 

 

Abel Peña's Skyewalkers!

Adventures in Hyperspace #3

 

Star Wars Junior Books

The complete twelve book series from the OOP Scholastic series from 1999-2000

Dig Magazine

Rare archaeology magazine containing "The Lost City of Tatooine"

Rebels Magazine UK & German (all 39 issues in English)

(Note: These will be taken down upon an official reprinting)

Complete four issues of the Coruscant Holo Net from the UK and US Clone Wars Magazines

Death Troopers

Recovered Messages from the Imperial Prison Barge Purge

 

The Clone Wars Titan Magazine

Vol 6

 

Star Wars Magazine

Vol 7

 

NOTE: These will only be up until they are scheduled to be reprinted/collected

The Godform Assumption of StarCrow the Wise

Interviews with Star Wars EU Authors

Clone Wars: Way of the Warrior

Translated Spanish Droids & Ewoks Comic-Books

 

(For the history of this series, go here)

 

 

Translated Plaza Joven Droids & Ewoks Storybook PDF

(For the history of this series, go here)

 

Droids 1988 Video-Game Prologue:

Escape from Auren

Online articles from 2004–2012 removed from the official website's Hyperspace, Starwars.com and Star Wars Blog.

Rookies: Rendezvous

Rookies: No Turning Back

 

The unpublished Adventure Journal #16

The unpublished Adventure Journal #17

The unpublished Adventure Journal #18

Fate of the Jedi: Imprint

A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale

 

  

Clone Wars Webcomics Seasons 1-3

Evasive Action webstrips

 

Reversal of Fortune

Recruitment

Prey

End Game

 

  

Hungarian Han Solo Books (PDFs)

 

Sourcebooks, supplements & RPG Adventures

 

Lost Prelude to Rebellion webcomic

 

 
More to come!