The 30 Best Star Wars Books Before Disney

Since Disney has just about murdered Star Wars, I figured that I would remember the great days of the Expanded Universe by ranking the best Star Wars novels from the timeline I still consider canon. But I guess if you ask Disney or the modern fans, none of these actually matter anymore.

So even though I invested thirty-plus years in these awesome tales, I guess I wasted my time. But if you don’t want to have thirty-plus years of history snatched away from you in an effort to sell more toys, then you should check these books out. And then forget them because they are just kindling in Disney’s fire pit.

No, don’t forget them. They’re all better than whatever the hell The Last Jedi was.

1. “The X-Wing Series (9 books)” by various
2. “The Thrawn Trilogy” by Timothy Zahn
3. “The New Jedi Order Series (21 books)” by various
4. “The Legacy of the Force Series (9 books)” by various
5. “I, Jedi” by Michael A. Stackpole
6. “The Hand of Thrawn Duology” by Timothy Zahn
7. “The Fate of the Jedi Series (9 books)” by various
8. “The Second Han Solo Trilogy” by Brian Daley
9. “The Han Solo Trilogy” by A.C. Crispin
10. “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” by various
11. “Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader” by James Luceno
12. “Labyrinth of Evil” by James Luceno
13. “Shadows of the Empire” by Steve Perry
14. “The Lando Calrissian Trilogy” by L. Neil Smith
15. “The Jedi Academy Trilogy” by Kevin J. Anderson
16. “The Dark Nest Trilogy” by Troy Denning
17. “Outbound Flight” by Timothy Zahn
18. “Crucible” by Troy Denning
19. “The Truce At Bakura” by Kathy Tyers
20. “Tales from Jabba’s Palace” by various
21. “Darth Plagueis” by James Luceno
22. “The Old Republic: Revan” by Drew Karpyshyn
23. “Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina” by various
24. “Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter” by Michael Reaves
25. “Tales from the Empire” by various
26. “The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy” by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
27. “The Corellian Trilogy” by Roger MacBride Allen
28. “Shatterpoint” by Matthew Stover
29. “The Darth Bane Trilogy” by Drew Karpyshyn
30. “The Cestus Deception” by Steven Barnes