Earlier this week, we brought you the newsÂ that LucasFilm Limited and Del Rey books signed a new deal to publish 45 more “Star Wars” universe titles over the next several years.
At the time, the only information given was about a new, nine-novel series, “The Fate of the Jedi.”
Now, LucasFilm Limited editor Sue Rostoni is offering details on what fans can expect over the coming months and years in a “galaxy far, far away.”Â
November 25, 2008* – trade paperback: CLONE WARS: WILD SPACE by Karen Miller. This novel stars Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa and takes place primarily in………… wild space! The cover has been posted on sw.com.
*10/9 — looks like it’s really December 9th.
December 30, 2008 – Hardcover: LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR by Matthew Stover. This one’s been on the official site – you’ve seen the cover and copy.
January 27, 2009 – Paperback: CORUSCANT NIGHTS 3: PATTERNS OF FORCE by Michael Reaves. This has been on the official site as well – cover and copy. In the back of the book is a one-page introduction to the FATE OF THE JEDI series. Not an excerpt, just an intro.
April 7, 2009* – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 1: OUTCAST by Aaron Allston. Luke and Ben attempt to follow Jacen’s previous journey in the hopes of discovering what and how various Force-using groups influenced him to accept and use dark side powers. No cover yet – we have a cover direction and style, but no final.
*10/8 — Now I’m seeing that this may come out March 24th.
April 28, 2009 – Paperback: BLOOD OATH, by Elaine Cunningham. This is Zekk’s story and takes place after his mishap in the battle in INVINCIBLE. Yes, he still lives. We have just received cover concepts on this one – the artist is Dave Seeley.
April 28, 2009 – Paperback: INDIANA JONES AND THE ARMY OF THE DEAD by Steve Perry. Right, this one’s not a Star Wars novel. It stars Indiana Jones and is set during WWII when Indy takes a side trip to visit “Mac” McHale in Haiti. Cover concepts by Craig Howell have just been received.
May 19, 2009 – Trade Paperback: CLONE WARS: NO PRISONERS by Karen Traviss. This Clone Wars novel stars Anakin and Ahsoka, Captain Rex, Count Dooku and a few others, but no prisoners.
June 23, 2009* – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 2: ENIGMA ** by Christie Golden. Continues the FATE OF THE JEDI story….. major developments, new characters, lotsa stuff happens.
* Was July 7th, but was moved up.
**as of 10/1 we’ve changed the title to OMEN.
August 4, 2009 – Paperback: Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss. Great title, huh?
October 6, 2009* – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 3: ABYSS by Troy Denning. More hapans… er, happens. Sorry for the typo, it means nothing.
*10/9/08 — this one has been moved to August 28, 2009.
10/27/08 — the title ABYSS was just settled on.
November 1, 2009 – Paperback: Untitled horror novel by Joe Schreiber takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and should be read under the covers by flashlight.
December 30, 2009* – Hardcover: Untitled Darth Bane novel by Drew Karpyshyn. I don’t have the outline for this one yet, but I’m hoping it continues the story of Darth Bane and his apprentice Zannah. I’m dying to see how the two of them get along.
* 10/9/08 – this one has been moved to December 16th, 2009.
January 2010 — Paperback: Untitled* by Paul Kemp. This one sort of takes place during the Great Hyperspace War, and then…. well, you’ll see. This is the one that involves Jaden Korr. Figure that out!
* 10/27/08 — the title is CROSSCURRENT
February 2010* – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 4 by Aaron Allston.
*10/9/08 – this one has been moved to December 30, 2009.
March 2010 — Trade Paperback, CLONE WARS #3 by Karen Miller.
May 2010 – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 5 by Christie Golden.
July 2010 – Paperback: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 by Karen Traviss.
August 2010 – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 6 by Troy Denning.
October 2010 – Hardcover: Untitled by Alex Irvine. This is a stand-alone novel starring… are you ready? Nomi Sunrider!!
November 2010 – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 7 by Aaron Allston.
January 2011 – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 8 by Christie Golden.
March 2011 – Paperback: Untitled Boba Fett novel by Karen Traviss. Stars Boba Fett.
April 2011 – Hardcover: FATE OF THE JEDI 9 by Troy Denning. Wraps up the series….
June 2011 – Paperback: Untitled by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, featuring a promising holostar – a rags to riches story set against the backdrop of the early days of the Rebellion.
* 10/8 — the book has just been set at 2 years BBY.