"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.


Year Title Format Notes
1998 X-Wing: Wraith Squadron Novel
1998 X-Wing: Iron Fist Novel
1999 X-Wing: Solo Command Novel
1999 X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar Novel
2002 The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream Novel
2002 The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand Novel
2003 "The Clone Wars: The Pengalan Tradeoff" Short story First printed in Star Wars Insider 65
2004 "League of Spies" Short story First printed in Star Wars Insider 73
2006 Legacy of the Force: Betrayal Novel
2007 Legacy of the Force: Exile Novel
2007 Legacy of the Force: Fury Novel
2009 Fate of the Jedi: Outcast Novel
2010 Fate of the Jedi: Backlash Novel
2011 Fate of the Jedi: Conviction Novel
2012 X-Wing: Mercy Kill Novel


Notes and references[]

  1. Facebook icon.svg Sean Patrick Fannon on Facebook: Post about Allston (February 27, 2014) (screenshot)

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