- "How much research was necessary before you began to write?"
"A lot. I wish I'd had time to do more. I read every Star Wars technical manual I could get my hands on, plus Stackpole's novels, Zahn's novels, other novels in which Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron make appearances, comic books, and several of West End's Star Wars game supplements. I watched the movie trilogy repeatedly. I played the X-Wing computer game. I bought eight of the Action Fleet toys and used them for measurements and estimations of their performance in atmosphere. I read books on aircraft carrier life and pilot survival."
- ―Jim Fisher interviews Aaron Allston
Aaron Allston (December 8, 1960 – February 27, 2014) was the author of thirteen Star Wars novels, and several short stories. His repertoire included the Wraith Squadron Trilogy, X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar, the Enemy Lines duology, three of the nine-book Star Wars: Legacy of the Force series, followed by three of the nine-book Fate of the Jedi series, and returned to penning the adventures of the Wraith Squadron with X-Wing: Mercy Kill. He also wrote the Clone Wars short stories The Clone Wars: The Pengalan Tradeoff and League of Spies. He passed away on February 27, 2014.
Star Wars bibliography
|X-Wing: Wraith Squadron||Novel||1998|
|X-Wing: Iron Fist||Novel||1998|
|X-Wing: Solo Command||Novel||1999|
|X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar||Novel||1999|
|The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream||Novel||2002|
|The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand||Novel||2002|
|The Pengalan Tradeoff||Short Story||2003|
|League of Spies||Short Story||2004|
|Legacy of the Force: Betrayal||Novel||2006|
|Legacy of the Force: Exile||Novel||2007|
|Legacy of the Force: Fury||Novel||2007|
|Fate of the Jedi: Outcast||Novel||2009|
|Fate of the Jedi: Backlash||Novel||2010|
|Fate of the Jedi: Conviction||Novel||2011|
|X-Wing: Mercy Kill||Novel||2012|