"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[src]

Aaron Allston (December 8, 1960February 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[]

Title Format Date
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


Notes and references[]

  1. Facebook icon.svg Sean Patrick Fannon on FacebookPost about Allston (February 27, 2014). (backup link)

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