Books & Movies Only Timeline

BSW=Before Star Wars:  A New Hope, Episode IV
ASW=After Star Wars:  A New Hope, Episode IV
*=Occuring right after the preceding item
**=Occuring simultaneously, or, both before and after the preceding item

+25,000 BSW The Old Republic is formed; Jedi Knights appear; period of galactic peace and 
expansion begins 
5,000 BSW The Golden Age of the Sith (comic) 
4,990 BSW The Fall of the Sith Empire (comic) 
4,000 BSW Ulic Qel-Droma & The Beast Wars of Onderon (comic)
3,999 BSW The Saga of Nomi Sunrider (comic) 
3,998 BSW The Freedon Nado Uprising (comic)
3,992 BSW Dark Lords of the Sith (comic) 
3,990 BSW The Sith War (comic) 
896 BSW Yoda, the Jedi Master, born 
200 BSW Chewbacca, the Wookiee, born on Kashyyyk 
112 BSW C-3PO activated
56 BSW Obi-Wan Kenobi born 
48 BSW Mon Mothma born on Chandrila 
44 BSW Jedi Apprentice Series:
The Rising Force
The Dark Rival
The Hidden Past
The Mark of the Crown
Defenders of the Dead
The Uncertain Path 
The Captive Temple
The Day of Reckoning
The Fight for Truth
The Shattered Peace
The Deadly Hunter
The Evil Experiment
The Dangerous Rescue
Special Edition: Deceptions (Qui-Gon Section)
The Ties That Bind 
The Death of Hope (young readers)
43 BSW Anakin Skywalker born
35 BSW Clone Wars end
33 BSW Cloak of Deception (novel)
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (novel)
32 BSW Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Episode I Novelization
29 BSW Rogue Planet (novel)
Han Solo born in the Corellian System
25 BSW Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions (Anakin Section)
Jedi Quest (novel)
22 BSW Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Episode II Novelization
CLONE WARS The period of galactic history known as the Clone Wars ensues as Senator Palpatine's power continues to grow.
21 BSW Shatterpoint (novel) - June 2003
20 BSW Episode III
A dark period of corruption and social injustice sweeps through the Republic, paving the way for the formation of the Galactic Empire.
18 BSW Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa born and placed in hiding 
Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader 
Jedi Knights hunted and killed 
Palpatine becomes Emperor 
Empire formed 
Rebellion begins 
10 BSW The Paradise Snare 
The Hutt Gambit 
Rebel Dawn (novels)
10 BSW
Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu 
Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon 
Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (novels) 
Droids (comics) 
2-5 BSW
Han Solo at Stars' End 
Han Solo's Revenge 
Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (novels) 
Just BSW X-Wing computer game 
Dark Forces computer game 
Dark Forces:  Soldier for the Empire (graphic story album #1) 
SW Episode IV:  Star Wars:  A New Hope 
Obi-Wan Kenobi killed in a duel with Darth Vader 
The destruction of Alderaan 
The destruction of the first Death Star at the Battle of Yavin 
SW** Tales From The Mos Eisley Cantina anthology
*0-3 ASW Rebel Assault computer game 
Splinter of the Mind's Eye (novel) 
River of Chaos (comics) 
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures (comics) 
.5-1 ASW Galaxy of Fear:
Eaten Alive 
City of the Dead 
Planet Plague 
The Nightmare Machine 
Ghost of the Jedi 
Army of Terror 
The Brain Spiders
The Swarm
The Doomsday Ship
The Hunger (young readers)
3 ASW Episode V:  The Empire Strikes Back 
The Battle of Hoth occurs 
Han Solo is frozen in carbonite 
Luke Skywalker finds out his true identity & loses his right hand
3** Tales of the Bounty Hunters anthology 
TIE Fighter computer game 
Rebel Assault II computer game
3-5 ASW Shadows of the Empire (novel, comics, video game) 
Battle of the Bounty Hunters pop-up book
The Bounty Hunter Wars: (flashbacks to 0**)
The Mandalorian Armor
Slave Ship
Hard Merchandise (novels)
4 ASW Episode VI:  Return of the Jedi 
Galactic Civil War ends with the destruction of the second Death Star at the Battle of Endor 
Jabba the Hutt is killed by Princess Leia 
Emperor Palpatine is killed by Darth Vader 
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader returns to the light side and then dies
4** Tales From Jabba's Palace anthology
4* The Truce at Bakura 
X-Wing comics 
Jedi Knight computer game 
4-5 ASW Dark Forces:  Rebel Agent (graphic story album #2) 
Dark Forces:  Jedi Knight (graphic story album #3)
5 ASW The Glove of Darth Vader 
The Lost City of the Jedi 
Zorba the Hutt's Revenge 
Mission From Mount Yoda 
Queen of the Empire 
Prophets of the Dark Side (childrens' books)
X-Wing Series:
Rogue Suadron 
Wedge's Gamble 
The Krytos Trap 
The Bacta War 
Wraith Squadron 
Iron Fist
Solo Command (novels)
8 ASW The Courtship of Princess Leia (novel) 
9 ASW Heir to the Empire 
Dark Force Rising 
The Last Command (novels, comics) 
10-10.5 ASW X-Wing #8: Isard's Revenge (novel)
10 ASW Dark Empire 
Dark Empire II (comics)
11 ASW Jedi Academy Trilogy:
Jedi Search 
Dark Apprentice 
Champions of the Force 
I, Jedi (novels)
Children of the Jedi 
Planet of Twilight (novels)
13 ASW X-Wing #9: Starfighters of Adumar (novel)
14 ASW The Crystal Star (novel) 
Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy:
Before The Storm 
Shield of Lies 
Tyrant's Test (novels)
17 ASW The New Rebellion (novel) 
18 ASW Corellian Trilogy:
Ambush at Corellia 
Assault at Selonia 
Showdown at Centerpoint (novels)
19 ASW Hand of Thrawn Duology:
Specter of the Past 
Vision of the Future (novels) 
22 ASW Junior Jedi Knights:
The Golden Globe 
Lyric's World 
Anakin's Quest 
Vader's Fortress 
Kenobi's Blade (childrens' books)
23 ASW Young Jedi Knights:
Heirs of the Force 
Shadow Academy 
The Lost Ones 
The Darkest Knight 
Jedi Under Siege (young readers)
24 ASW Young Jedi Knights (cont.):
Shards of Alderaan 
Diversity Alliance 
Delusions of Grandeur 
Jedi Bounty 
The Emperor's Plague 
Return to Ord Mantell 
Trouble on Cloud City
Crisis on Crystal Reef (young readers)
25 ASW The New Jedi Order:
Vector Prime
Dark Tide: Onslaught
Dark Tide: Ruin
Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial
Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse (novels)
26 ASW The New Jedi Order (cont.):
Balance Point
Edge of Victory: Conquest
Edge of Victory: Rebirth (novels)
27 ASW The New Jedi Order (cont.):
Star By Star
Dark Journey
Traitor (novels)
28 ASW The New Jedi Order (cont.):
Destiny's Way
Force Heretic I:  Remnant - March 2003
Force Heretic II:  Refugee - June 2003
Force Heretic III:  Reunion - August 2003

*All release dates are tentative.

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