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Best Star Wars Books to Read

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1. Star Wars: Tarkin (2015)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadHe’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying…
Author(s): James Luceno

2. Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine (Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) (2017)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadFrom acclaimed writer Charles Soule comes a brand-new, exhilarating series exploring Darth Vader’s early history. Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader’s rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith! STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 1-6 #11,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38 in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels #49 in Science Fiction Graphic Novels (Books) #25 in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Comics Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Charles Soule, Jim Cheung

3. Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 (Star Wars (Marvel)) (2015)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadThe original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader’s first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop culture’s most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army….
Author(s): Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larocca

4. Master & Apprentice (Star Wars) (2019)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadA Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to…
Author(s): Claudia Gray

5. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4: The Catastrophe Con (2019)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadDoctor Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time she’s in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hubdroid. Take one step too far? Kablooey! Normally, sitting still wouldn’t be an issue – but what happens when Aphra’s captors send her hubdroid right into the middle of a war zone? And what’s this rumor about the prison being haunted? Meanwhile, Aphra’s got information – and it’s information that the Rebellion wants. But how far are they willing to go – and who are they willing to recruit – in order to get it? Surely even our lovable rogue archaeologist can’t fi nd a way to make things even…
Author(s): Si Spurrier, Kev Walker

6. Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2: Legacy’s End (Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) (2018)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadVader’s story continues! Jocasta Nu, the Jedi Temple librarian, puts forth a desperate eff ort to gather and preserve whatever he can of the Jedi legacy after the purge. Vader and the Grand Inquisitor cannot let Jocasta succeed and are sent after her, as alpatine views her as a particular threat. Her knowledge makes her almost a one-woman Jedi Order that must be stopped. DARTH VADER 7-12 #15,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #61 in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels #64 in Science Fiction Graphic Novels (Books) #35 in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Comics Would you like to…
Author(s): Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli

7. Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revan (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Legends) (2012)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadHero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior—the man called Revan has been all of these. He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear. What happened beyond the Outer Rim that Revan can’t quite remember or entirely forget? One thing he’s certain of: Something dark is plotting to destroy the very…
Author(s): Drew Karpyshyn

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation (Star Wars Movie Adaptations) (2017)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadA new Star Wars generation is born! Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren meet for the first time in this children’s comic adaptation of Episode VII.Faithfully capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Force Awakens, join all your favorite characters, new and old, on the adventure of a lifetime! Experience Episode VII like never before and make your stand with the Resistance against the might of the First Order!This beautiful graphic novel combines the awe-inspiring wonder of Star Wars with the streamlined designs of Disney animation, making it both a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers! #169,471 in Books (See Top…
Author(s): Alessandro Ferrari

9. Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions (2019)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadWHO IS DARTH VADER? He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain. Collecting STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #1-5. #41,122 in Books…
Author(s): Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli

10. Star Wars: Darth Maul (2017)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadRaised on hate, fear and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill! Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows – now at last his tale of revenge is revealed! It’s a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to fi nd her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play? Get to know the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak like never…
Author(s): Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross

11. Aftermath: Star Wars (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) (2016)

Best Star Wars Books to Read  As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.  …
Author(s): Chuck Wendig

12. Star Wars: Age of the Rebellion – Heroes (2019)

Best Star Wars Books to ReadWriter Greg Pak (WEAPON H and WEAPON X) teams up with artists Chris Sprouse (BLACK PANTHER) and more to tell stunning adventures starring the greatest heroes from the original Star Wars film trilogy. What exactly did Han and Chewie do with all that reward money? What harrowing battles did Leia and Lando fight on the way to infi ltrate Jabba’s palace? STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION fills in the gaps between and complements the fan-favorite, iconic Star Wars moments, shedding new light on the films’ eternal conflict between the light and the dark, good and evil. STAR WARS: AGE OF…
Author(s): Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse

13. Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Star Wars – Legends) (2012)

Best Star Wars Books to Read  Darth Plagueis: Like all Sith Lords before him, he craves absolute power. But like no Sith Lord ever, he possesses the ultimate power—over life and death.   Darth Sidious: In secret he masters the power of the dark side, while publicly climbing to the highest government office.   One desires to rule supreme; the other dreams of living forever. Together, they will destroy the Jedi and rule the galaxy. Unless merciless Sith tradition becomes their undoing. . . .   #21,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #714 in Space Operas #2573 in Literary Fiction (Books) #1021 in Science Fiction…
Author(s): James Luceno

Visit StarWars.com for first looks at Star Wars comics, exclusive book excerpts, and more. Canon (2014–present) Since 2014, the official Star Wars canon includes all of the movie episodes, The Clone Wars film and the television shows Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Resistance, as well as any books, comics, and video games published after April 2014. Simple list of Star Wars books in order of when they take place, with side-by-side timelines for Legends and the new canon. Updated regularly, with new releases and upcoming titles highlightesd. A complete list of all full-length Star Wars novels in chronological order. This is a timeline for novels, young adult books, and eBooks in the Expanded Universe/Legends continuity. It is not for comics or short stories in Legends continuity. This timeline is organized by chronology, and separated by era, as defined by Lucas Licensing. See also Timeline of galactic history A list of all Star Wars books. This includes all film novelizations, novels, comics, young readers, reference books, and roleplaying sourcebooks. All books are presented here in in-universe chronological order, as opposed to real-world release dates. 40 BBY Master& Apprentice by Claudia Gray

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Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost

Author(s): Henrik G. Bastiansen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2289309

Bayesian Statistics The Fun Way: Understanding Statistics And Probability With Star Wars, LEGO, And Rubber Ducks

Author(s): Will Kurt
Publisher: No Starch Press, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2381517

Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way: Understanding Statistics and Probability with Star Wars, Lego, and Rubber Ducks

Author(s): Will Kurt
Publisher: No Starch Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2404383

Star Wars Maker Lab: 20 Craft and Science Projects

Author(s): Liz Lee Heinecke, Cole Horton
Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 49 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2327005

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles

Author(s): Dorling Kindersley
Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 76 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337910

Star Wars Rebel Rising

Author(s): Beth Revis
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1707928

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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