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Star Wars: Canon Novels

Timeline (ABY/BBY) & Release Dates

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Canon adult novels are listed here by release date. Both hardcover and paperback releases are covered as well as 2-in-1 combo reprints known as “bind-ups”.

Young adult books can be found on their own YA Books page. Young adult adaptations of movies/TV episodes also have a separate Adaptations page but the adult novelizations are included here with the regular novels.

Novels are initially sorted by hardcover release date (unless it’s a paperback-only title) but can be sorted by paperback release date, ABY/BBY year, title, author, or series. Related notes have been made and you can use the search box to narrow results in real time.

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9/02/2014

Sept. 2, 2014

3 years, 0 months, 19 days countdown-up


3/31/2015

Mar. 31, 2015

2 years, 5 months, 21 days countdown-up


11 BBY0164

A New Dawn

John Jackson Miller
11/04/2014

Nov. 4, 2014

2 years, 10 months, 17 days countdown-up


6/30/2015

June 30, 2015

2 years, 2 months, 21 days countdown-up


14 BBY0161

Tarkin

James Luceno
3/03/2015

Mar. 3, 2015

2 years, 6 months, 18 days countdown-up


11/24/2015

Nov. 24, 2015

1 year, 9 months, 27 days countdown-up


0 ABY0276

Heir to the Jedi

Kevin Hearne
4/28/2015

Apr. 28, 2015

2 years, 4 months, 23 days countdown-up


1/26/2016

Jan. 26, 2016

1 year, 7 months, 26 days countdown-up


14 BBY0158

Lords of the Sith

Paul S. KempPaperback includes ''Orientation'', the short story from Insider #157.
7/07/2015

July 7, 2015

2 years, 2 months, 14 days countdown-up


3/01/2016

Mar. 1, 2016

1 year, 6 months, 20 days countdown-up


19 BBY0145

Dark Disciple

Christie GoldenPaperback includes ''Kindred Spirits'', the short story from Insider #159.
9/04/2015

Sept. 4, 2015

2 years, 0 months, 17 days countdown-up


3/29/2016

Mar. 29, 2016

1 year, 5 months, 23 days countdown-up


4 ABY0310

Aftermath

Chuck Wendig(Aftermath Trilogy 1 of 3)
12/31/2099---10/06/2015

Oct. 6, 2015

1 year, 11 months, 15 days countdown-up


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Rise of the Empire, The

John Jackson Miller
James Luceno
Reprint combo of "A New Dawn" and "Tarkin" w/ 3 new short stories: "Mercy Mission", "Bottleneck", and "The Levers of Power".
11/03/2015

Nov. 3, 2015

1 year, 10 months, 18 days countdown-up


6/28/2016

June 28, 2016

1 year, 2 months, 23 days countdown-up


3 ABY0298

Battlefront: Twilight Company

Alexander Freed(Battlefront)
Paperback includes ''Inbrief'', the short story from Insider #161.
1/05/2016

Jan. 5, 2016

1 year, 8 months, 16 days countdown-up


9/27/2016

Sept. 27, 2016

11 months, 24 days countdown-up


34 ABY0337

Force Awakens, The

Alan Dean Foster(Episode 7 VII)
Paperback includes ''Bait'', the short story from Insider #162, and ''The Perfect Weapon'' eNovella (first time in print).
5/03/2016

May 3, 2016

1 year, 4 months, 18 days countdown-up


1/31/2017

Jan. 31, 2017

7 months, 21 days countdown-up


28 ABY0317

Bloodline

Claudia GrayPaperback includes ''Scorched'', the short story from Insider #165.
Used the title "New Republic: Bloodline" before publication.
7/12/2016

July 12, 2016

1 year, 2 months, 9 days countdown-up


3/28/2017

Mar. 28, 2017

5 months, 24 days countdown-up


c. 4-5 ABY0311

Aftermath: Life Debt

Chuck Wendig(Aftermath Trilogy 2 of 3)
11/15/2016

Nov. 15, 2016

10 months, 6 days countdown-up


5/02/2017

May 2, 2017

4 months, 19 days countdown-up


22-17 BBY0162

Catalyst

James Luceno(A Rogue One Novel)
12/20/2016

Dec. 20, 2016

9 months, 1 day countdown-up


8/01/2017

Aug. 1, 2017

1 month, 20 days countdown-up


0 BBY0267

Rogue One

Alexander Freed(Anthology)
2/21/2017

Feb. 21, 2017

7 months, 0 days countdown-up


8/29/17

Aug. 29, 2017

23 days countdown-up


c. 4-5 ABY0313

Aftermath: Empire's End

Chuck Wendig(Aftermath Trilogy 3 of 3)
4/11/2017

Apr. 11, 2017

5 months, 10 days countdown-up


12/31/2017

???

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c. ??-2 BBY0247

Thrawn

Timothy Zahn
7/25/2017

July 25, 2017

1 month, 27 days countdown-up


12/31/2017

???

???


c. 0-1 ABYYear (Hidden)

Inferno Squad

Christie Golden
9/1/2017

Sept. 1, 2017

20 days countdown-up


12/31/2018

???

???


c. ??-34 ABY[table “sw-db” does not have that cell /]

Phasma

Delilah S. Dawson
10/03/2017

Oct. 3, 2017

11 days countdown-down


12/31/2018

???

???


0 BBY / ABY[table “sw-db” does not have that cell /]

From a Certain Point of View

Anthology
John Jackson Miller
+39 More
40 new short stories by over 40 authors.
Pages: 400 (No paperback announced yet.)
All proceeds go to First Book, a nonprofit for children.
12/05/2017

Dec. 5, 2017

2 months, 13 days countdown-down


12/31/2018

???

???


c. 34+ ABY[table “sw-db” does not have that cell /]

Canto Bight

Anthology
John Jackson Miller
+2 More
4 interconnected stories by 4 authors.
Pages: 320 (No paperback announced yet.)
12/15/2017

Dec. 15, 2017

2 months, 23 days countdown-down


12/31/2018

??? 2018

???


c. 34+ ABY[table “sw-db” does not have that cell /]

Last Jedi, The

Jason Fry(Episode 8 VIII)

Star Wars Trilogy

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Sept. 1, 2015

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Noteworthy:
The Star Wars novelizations of the original trilogy are considered canon “where they align with the films” which means they add no new canon material and actually contain content that is not canon. For example, droids are referred to as “mechanicals”, Yoda was blue, and Ben and Owen were brothers. Since we are unlikely to receive newly written novelizations of the original trilogy and the current publication does not have the “Legends” banner, I’ve included it here. This “bind-up” includes all three novelizations which were written by Alan Dean Foster (though credited to George Lucas), Donald F. Glut, and James Kahn.