15 of the Best Star Wars BOoks according to Me

A Listmania! list by "beastiebeck" (NY)
 
I, Jedi (Star Wars)
1.  I, Jedi (Star Wars) by Michael A. Stackpole
The list author says:
  "I Jedi is the greatest Star Wars book written.  It has an action packed story and fully develops a new and exciting Character, Corran Horn, a welcome introduction to the Star Wars Universe."
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The Star Wars Encyclopedia
2.  The Star Wars Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet
The list author says:
  "This is the greatest reference in the Star Wars universe. There are even some entries on early SWCCG cards and worth every penny."
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The Essential Chronology (Star Wars)
3.  The Essential Chronology (Star Wars) by Kevin J. Anderson
The list author says:
  "This is the best of all the guides. It provides a summary of every Star Wars book, making a definitive timeline. It also includes new information."
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Vision of the Future (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 2)
4.  Vision of the Future (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 2) by Timothy Zahn
The list author says:
  "This book and it's prequel, Specter of the Past, are the two best books written by Zahn. Vision is action packed and a triumphant return for Thrawn lovers."
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Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 2)
5.  Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 2) by Michael A. Stackpole
The list author says:
  "This is the unsurpassed New Jedi Order book. If your looking for Luke with two lightsaber, Corran Horn hand to hand with Yuuzhan Vong, and a thirty year old Kyp Durron, buy this book."
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The New Rebellion (Star Wars)
6.  The New Rebellion (Star Wars) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The list author says:
  "This authors first shot at the Star Wars universe is a hit. Introducing Kueller and its storyline are its highlights. We witness firsthand a Star Wars holocaust, and the New Republic's solution."
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Darksaber (Star Wars)
7.  Darksaber (Star Wars) by Kevin J. Anderson
The list author says:
  "Darksaber, by the great Kevin Anderson, is actually one of a trilogy, between Children of the Jedi and Planet of Twilight. This book kills a minor but beloved character, so watch out."
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Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3)
8.  Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3) by A. C. Crispin
The list author says:
  "This is the best of the Han Solo Trilogy. This concludes the series in an explosion of vengeance and betrayal, and the destruction of a Hutt colony. Cool."
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Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 2)
9.  Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 2) by Timothy Zahn
The list author says:
  "Dark Force Rising in the best of the Thrawn trilogy. It's other books are also great, but this one dominates. It's story is the second best Zahn book written. Introducing Garm Bel Iblis."
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Shadows of the Empire (Star Wars)
10.  Shadows of the Empire (Star Wars) by Steve Perry
The list author says:
  "An oldie but goodie, Shadows of the Empire explains what happened between ESB and ROTJ, including a run in with gangsted Prince Xizor. This is a great view of the darkest underbelly of the Empire."
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Dark Empire (Star Wars)
11.  Dark Empire (Star Wars) by Cam Kennedy
The list author says:
  "Dark Empire and it's two sequels are confusing, yet great. The first post ROTJ comic book is still the best, and the only one refered to in a lot of the novels. A key part of the timeline."
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Champions of the Force (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Vol. 3)
12.  Champions of the Force (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Vol. 3) by Kevin J. Anderson
The list author says:
  "The best of the Jedi Academy Trilogy, it concludes the saga of Daala and Exar Kun, returning Kyp Durron to sanity. The New Republic races the Imperials to the baby Anakin, the victor will win the war."
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The Courtship of Princess Leia (Star Wars)
13.  The Courtship of Princess Leia (Star Wars) by Dave Wolverton
The list author says:
  "A weakened Alliance gets a visit from an isolated system. They offer the New Republic gifts that would doubtlessly crush the Imperials. The catch:Their Prince wants Leia as his bride."
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Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Star Wars) (Book 3)
14.  Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Star Wars) (Book 3) by Kevin J. Anderson
The list author says:
  "The best of the three compilations of tales. You must read these to understand all the backwards references to the stories in other novels. Read this and the movies make more sense."
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The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books
15.  The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books by Jeanne Cavelos
The list author says:
  "Unauthorized by George Lucas, the Science of Star Wars provides a unique outlook on the question: "Can we live in the Star Wars universe?" and provides answers to many questions."
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