A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded is a Star Wars Legends reference book, following A Guide to the Star Wars Universe in 1984. It was written by Bill Slavicsek and published by Del Rey on March 8, 1994. A third edition followed in 2000.

The book alphabetically details people, places, things, and events in the Star Wars universe. Most of the entries are quite short, the longest being a little over two pages. Each entry is divided into G-canon and Expanded Universe information, and has sources cited. The second edition also included a brief timeline, and a comparison of sublight speeds in starfighters.

Publisher's summary[]

Looking for facts about the characters, armament, starships, planets, alien species, or battles in the most exciting adventure of them all? You'll find the whole universe of Star Wars covered here:

…plus sourcebooks, storybooks, sketchbooks, portfolios, and more!

This second edition is revised and expanded, with 50% new material. It will become your one and only guide to the events of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away



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While the book's list of articles is divided into categories, the main body of the book is only alphabetized, with no further categorization.

Alien creatures, species, families[]

Battles, wars, historical events[]

Characters and characters' names[]

Devices and things[]

Droids, names and types[]

Food, medicines, chemicals[]

Geology, plant life[]

Places, worlds, customs, institutions[]

Terminology, slang, colloquialisms, and other abstractions[]

Vehicles and vessels[]


Notes and references[]

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