Star Wars

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was eight and saw Princess Leia’s ship arrow overhead, followed by a seemingly endless wall of Imperial Star Destroyer. In recent years I’ve been lucky enough to get to write Star Wars material for Lucasfilm and its licensees, and see my son fall in love with the saga just as I did.

For more from a galaxy far, far away, see the Star Wars section of my FAQ.

Oh, and I was a stormtrooper for a night at Citi Field. That was intense.


Clone Wars Visual Guide (DK, August 2008)

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (Del Rey, August 2009) — co-written with my friend Dan Wallace

Clone Wars Visual Guide: Ultimate Battles (DK, August 2009)

Clone Wars Episode Guide: Season 1 (Grosset & Dunlap, October 2009)

The Clone Wars: Heroes/Villains Flip Book (Scholastic, April 2010) — only available through school book fairs

The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunter (Grosset & Dunlap, May 2010)

Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia (DK, June 2010)

Clone Wars Visual Guide: New Battlefronts (DK, August 2010)

Clone Wars Episode Guide: Series 1 and 2 (Sunbird, September 2010) — U.K. release only

The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles (DK, August 2011)

The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary (DK, January 2012) — revision and expansion of David West Reynolds’ 1999 book

The Secret Life of Droids (DK, March 2012)

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey, April 2012)

Attack of the Clones: The Expanded Visual Dictionary (DK/Alvilda, 2013) — revision and expansion of David West Reynolds’ 2002 book; Danish release only

Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy (Scholastic, January 2013)

The Clone Wars: Episode Guide (DK, June 2013)

The Bounty Hunter Code (47North, October 2013)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary — Updated and Expanded (DK, May 2014) — revision and expansion of Simon Beecroft’s 2009 book

Star Wars in 100 Scenes (DK, August 2014)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy (Disney Lucasfilm Press, October 2014)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks (Disney Lucasfilm Press, March 2015)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice (Disney Lucasfilm Press, July 2015)

The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (Disney Lucasfilm Press, September 2015)

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Disney Lucasfilm Press, September 2015) — co-written with Cecil Castellucci

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy (Disney Lucasfilm Press, October 2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections (DK, December 2015)

Rey’s Survival Guide (Studio Fun, December 2015)

Aliens of the Galaxy (Studio Fun, August 2016)

Star Wars: Complete Locations (DK, September 2016) — expansion/revision of earlier DK Complete Locations book

Star Wars Classic Paint-by-Number (Thunder Bay Press, October 2016)

Luke and the Lost Jedi Temple (Disney Lucasfilm Press, November 2016) — young-reader adaptation of The Weapon of a Jedi

Leia and the Great Island Escape (Disney Lucasfilm Press, December 2016) — young-reader adaptation of an episode from Moving Target

Rogue One: Rebel Dossier (Disney Lucasfilm Press, December 2016)

Rogue One: Secret Mission (DK, December 2016)

Darth Vader: Sith Lord (Scholastic, February 2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Incredible Cross-Sections (DK, December 2017)

Bomber Command (Studio Fun, December 2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [novelization] (Del Rey, March 2018)

Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter (Studio Fun, May 2018)

Solo: Tales From Vandor (Studio Fun, September 2018)

The Galactic Explorer’s Guide (Goodman, December 2019)

The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia: Join the Battle! (DK, April 2021) — revision and expansion of the 2010 title

Battles That Changed the Galaxy (DK, November 2021)

… plus more to come that I can’t talk about yet!

Short Stories

Deader Than a Triton Moon (August 2008)

The Guns of Kelrodo-Ai (March 2012) — Star Wars Insider #132, Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 1

Speaking Silently (January 2013) — Star Wars Insider #139, Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 2

Hondo Ohnaka’s Not-So-Big Score (September 2013) — Star Wars Insider #144, Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 2

Last Call at the Zero Angle (March 2015) — Star Wars Insider #156

The Levers of Power (October 2015) — The Rise of the Empire anthology

Duty Roster (October 2017) — From A Certain Point of View anthology

Sharing the Same Face (August 2020) — The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark anthology

Rendezvous Point (November 2020) — From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back anthology

Essential Atlas: Supplemental Material

Supplemental material, including the latest version of the appendix of star systems, is collected at the official site’s Essential Atlas Online Companion.

Endnotes for the Essential Atlas: Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * Part 5

Essential Guide to Warfare: Supplemental Material

Paul Urquhart and I wrote a lot of extra material for The Essential Guide to Warfare that wound up on the cutting-room floor, but was later published on There are 12 installments in all:

EGTW Author’s Cut Pts. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Endnotes for the Essential Guide to Warfare: Start here, 16 parts in all!

RPG Material/Other

Coruscant and the Core Worlds (Wizards of the Coast, May 2003)

Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds (Wizards of the Coast, March 2004)

Plus numerous articles for Star Wars Insider and Star Wars Gamer and blog posts for

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