Here is a list of the best Expanded Universe books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume One (2015)
- Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume Two (2015)
- Star Wars Interviews: The Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe [Volume Two] (2019)
- Harry Potter Facts and Trivia: Fun Facts and Trivia from the Harry Potter Books, Movies, and Expanded Universe (2018)
- THE CTHULHU MYTHOS ENCYCLOPEDIA – A GUIDE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT’S UNIVERSE – UPDATED AND EXPANDED THIRD EDITION (2008)
- 1. Heir to the Empire – 2. Dark Force Rising – 3. The Last Command (Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy) (2001)
- The Illustrated “A Brief History of Time” and “The Universe in a Nutshell” (2007)
- Defining a Galaxy: 30 Years in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (2018)
- The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) (2018)
- Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1) (1992)
- A Brief History of Time (1998)
- Star Wars: The Best of the Original Trilogy (2019)
- The Sword of Bedwyr (The Crimson Shadow) (2019)
“The single most important and valuable Heinlein book ever published.”—Spider RobinsonRobert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe(presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide readers with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.
“The single most important and valuable Heinlein book ever published.”—Spider RobinsonRobert A.
More Stories from the CantinaIn film studios long ago but not so very far away, George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand each directed a Star Wars “episode” in what became known as the Original Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
Harry Potter Facts and Trivia: Fun Facts and Trivia from the Harry Potter Books, Movies, and Expanded Universe (2018)
Hundreds of fun facts and trivia from the Harry Potter series.
THE CTHULHU MYTHOS ENCYCLOPEDIA – A GUIDE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT’S UNIVERSE – UPDATED AND EXPANDED THIRD EDITION (2008)
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1. Heir to the Empire – 2. Dark Force Rising – 3. The Last Command (Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy) (2001)
As the first three of many Star Wars spin-off novels, it marked the beginning of an era of rapid expansion of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The titles of the three books are: * Heir to the Empire * Dark Force Rising * The Last Command
One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe.
In the late 1980s, Star Wars was becoming a fading memory. The movie trilogy had concluded. The comic books and novels were winding down. The action figures had run their course. As the franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary, there was a new ride at Disneyland and … not much else. Not until a small hobby game company released Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook.
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance.
It’s five years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.
A Brief History of Time (1998)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space?
The iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are the main event in this new collection that explores the heroes and villains that we all know a love. Rediscover fan favourites from Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to Boba Fett and Darth Vader with exclusive behind-the-scenes images and interviews.
In the once-stable land of Eriador, young fighter Luthien Bedwyr is too naive to grasp the consequences of the evil new reign of Wizard-King Greensparrow—until Luthien’s best friend is slain by one of the despot’s cyclopean soldiers.
Best Expanded Universe Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Enhancing Hubble's Vision: Service Missions That Expanded Our View of the Universe
Author(s): David J. Shayler, David M. Harland
ID: 1467620, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 20 Mb, Format: pdf
The Artful Universe Expanded
ID: 791417, Publisher: OUP, Year: 2005, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.