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A New Dawn for Star Wars canon


Star Wars canon has been redefined, and what was the Expanded Universe will now become available under the "Legends" banner.

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the old Expanded Universe is no longer canon, to give the storytellers of Star Wars Episode VII and onwards more freedom to create exciting new stories for fans.

The EU has not been totally swept away, though, as elements of it have been preserved as part of the new canon in Disney's new animated series Rebels. Recognising the popularity of the EU, old publications will still be available under a new "Legends" banner and will still be open to be adapted into the new canon.

Del Rey will continue as the publisher for Star Wars adult fiction, and future novels will be part of the new official canon. The first novel announced, by John Jackson Miller, is fittingly titled A New Dawn and will tie-in to Star Wars Rebels, and show how Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla came together. It is scheduled for release as an eBook and hardcover novel on 2nd September 2014.

Three more titles have been revealed:

  • Tarkin, by James Luceno. 4th November 2014.
  • Heir to the Jedi, by Kevin Hearne. January 2015
  • Lords of the Sith, by Paul Kemp. March 2015

It's a brave new world for Star Wars, and we'd love to hear your thoughts on this development.

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