Timothy Zahn Books

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Timothy Zahn is an American author that writes science fiction; though, he also dabbles in fantasy. Best known for his work on the Star Wars series of novels, Zahn was born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He spent some time at Glenbard East High School, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois.

Order of Blackcollar Series

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1 The Blackcollar 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Backlash Mission 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Judas Solution 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Cobra Series

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1 Cobra 1985 Description / Buy
2 Cobra Strike 1986 Description / Buy
3 Cobra Bargain 1988 Description / Buy

Order of Cobra Rebellion Series

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1 Cobra Slave 2013 Description / Buy
2 Cobra Outlaw 2015 Description / Buy
3 Cobra Traitor 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Cobra War Series

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1 Cobra Alliance 2009 Description / Buy
2 Cobra Guardian 2011 Description / Buy
3 Cobra Gamble 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Conquerors Saga Series

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1 Conquerors' Pride 1994 Description / Buy
2 Conquerors' Heritage 1995 Description / Buy
3 Conquerors' Legacy 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Quadrail Series

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1 Night Train to Rigel 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Third Lynx 2007 Description / Buy
3 Odd Girl Out 2008 Description / Buy
4 The Domino Pattern 2009 Description / Buy
5 Judgment at Proteus 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Manticore Ascendant Series with David Weber, Thomas Pope

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1 A Call to Duty 2014 Description / Buy
2 A Call to Arms 2015 Description / Buy
3 A Call to Vengeance 2018 Description / Buy
4 A Call to Insurrection 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Sibyl's War Series

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1 Pawn 2017 Description / Buy
2 Knight 2019 Description / Buy
3 Queen 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Alien Stars Series

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1 Alien Stars ( With: C.J. Cherryh, Joe Haldeman) 1985 Description / Buy
2 After the Flames ( By: Robert Silverberg) 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Dragonback Series

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1 Dragon and Thief 2003 Description / Buy
2 Dragon and Soldier 2004 Description / Buy
3 Dragon and Slave 2005 Description / Buy
4 Dragon and Herdsman 2006 Description / Buy
5 Dragon and Judge 2007 Description / Buy
6 Dragon and Liberator 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy Series

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1 Heir to the Empire 1991 Description / Buy
2 Dark Force Rising 1992 Description / Buy
3 The Last Command 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn Duology Series

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1 Vision of the Future 1997 Description / Buy
2 Specter of the Past 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: Thrawn Series

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1 Thrawn 2017 Description / Buy
2 Alliances 2018 Description / Buy
3 Treason 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Trilogy Series

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1 Chaos Rising 2020 Description / Buy
2 Greater Good 2021 Description / Buy
3 Lesser Evil 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars Legends Series

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1 A New Hope Novelization 1976 Description / Buy
2 Splinter of the Mind's Eye 1978 Description / Buy
3 The Courtship of Princess Leia 1994 Description / Buy
4 The Truce at Bakura 1994 Description / Buy
5 The Lando Calrissian Adventures 1994 Description / Buy
6 Children of the Jedi 1995 Description / Buy
7 Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina 1995 Description / Buy
8 Darksaber 1995 Description / Buy
9 The New Rebellion 1996 Description / Buy
10 Planet of Twilight 1997 Description / Buy
11 Tales from the Empire 1997 Description / Buy
12 I, Jedi 1998 Description / Buy
13 Tales from the New Republic 1999 Description / Buy
14 Rogue Planet 2000 Description / Buy
15 The Approaching Storm 2002 Description / Buy
16 Cloak of Deception 2002 Description / Buy
17 The Dangerous Games 2002 Description / Buy
18 A Forest Apart (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
19 Tatooine Ghost 2003 Description / Buy
20 Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
21 Legacy of the Jedi 2003 Description / Buy
22 The Ruins of Dantooine 2003 Description / Buy
23 Survivor's Quest 2004 Description / Buy
24 Labyrinth of Evil 2005 Description / Buy
25 Outbound Flight 2006 Description / Buy
26 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader 2006 Description / Buy
27 Allegiance 2007 Description / Buy
28 Death Star 2007 Description / Buy
29 The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi 2008 Description / Buy
30 The Life of Luke Skywalker 2009 Description / Buy
31 Millennium Falcon 2009 Description / Buy
32 Crisis on Coruscant , #4) 2010 Description / Buy
33 Crosscurrent 2010 Description / Buy
34 Fire Ring Race (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
35 Shinbone Showdown (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
36 Death Troopers 2010 Description / Buy
37 Choices of One 2011 Description / Buy
38 Shadow Games 2011 Description / Buy
39 Riptide 2011 Description / Buy
40 Knight Errant 2011 Description / Buy
41 Shadows of the Empire 2011 Description / Buy
42 Lost Tribe of the Sith 2012 Description / Buy
43 Winner Lose All (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
44 Scourge 2012 Description / Buy
45 The Wrath of Darth Maul 2012 Description / Buy
46 Darth Plagueis 2012 Description / Buy
47 Red Harvest 2012 Description / Buy
48 Darth Plagueis 2012 Description / Buy
49 Scoundrels 2013 Description / Buy
50 The Last Jedi 2013 Description / Buy
51 Kenobi 2013 Description / Buy
52 Crucible 2013 Description / Buy
53 Dawn of the Jedi 2013 Description / Buy
54 Lockdown: Star Wars Legends 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Terminator Salvation Series

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1 Trial by Fire 1998 Description / Buy
2 From the Ashes 2009 Description / Buy

Order of StarCraft Series

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1 Shadow of the Xel'Naga ( By: Gabriel Mesta) 2001 Description / Buy
2 Liberty's Crusade ( By: Jeff Grubb) 2001 Description / Buy
3 Speed of Darkness ( By: Tracy Hickman) 2002 Description / Buy
4 Queen of Blades ( By: Aaron Rosenberg) 2006 Description / Buy
5 The Starcraft Archive ( By: Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Gabriel Mesta) 2007 Description / Buy
6 Starcraft: Evolution 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Timothy Zahn Standalone Novels

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1 A Coming of Age 1984 Description / Buy
2 Spinneret 1985 Description / Buy
3 Triplet 1987 Description / Buy
4 Deadman Switch 1988 Description / Buy
5 Warhorse 1990 Description / Buy
6 The Icarus Hunt 1999 Description / Buy
7 Angelmass 2001 Description / Buy
8 Manta's Gift 2002 Description / Buy
9 The Green and the Gray 2004 Description / Buy
10 Soulminder 2014 Description / Buy
11 Cloak 2014 Description / Buy
12 Ghost Riders In The Sky (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
13 The Icarus Plot 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Timothy Zahn Short Story Collections

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1 Cascade Point and Other Stories 1986 Description / Buy
2 Time Bomb and Zahndry Others 1988 Description / Buy
3 Distant Friends and Others 1992 Description / Buy
4 Star Song and Other Stories 2002 Description / Buy
5 Pawn's Gambit 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Worlds of Honor Series

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1 More Than Honor ( By: S.M. Stirling, David Weber, David Drake) 1998 Description / Buy
2 Worlds of Honor ( By: David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Linda Evans, Roland J. Green) 1999 Description / Buy
3 Changer of Worlds ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2001 Description / Buy
4 The Service of the Sword ( With: John Ringo, David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Eric Flint, Victor Mitchell) 2003 Description / Buy
5 In Fire Forged ( With: David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Andy Presby) 2011 Description / Buy
6 Beginnings ( With: David Weber, Charles E. Gannon, Joelle Presby) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Honorverse Series

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1 On Basilisk Station ( By: David Weber) 1992 Description / Buy
2 The Honor of the Queen ( By: David Weber) 1993 Description / Buy
3 The Short Victorious War ( By: David Weber) 1994 Description / Buy
4 Field of Dishonor ( By: David Weber) 1994 Description / Buy
5 Flag in Exile ( By: David Weber) 1995 Description / Buy
6 Honor Among Enemies ( By: David Weber) 1996 Description / Buy
7 In Enemy Hands ( By: David Weber) 1997 Description / Buy
8 "A Beautiful Friendship" ( By: David Weber) 1998 Description / Buy
9 "A Whiff of Grapeshot" ( By: S.M. Stirling) 1998 Description / Buy
10 "A Grand Tour" ( By: David Drake) 1998 Description / Buy
11 Echoes of Honor ( By: David Weber) 1998 Description / Buy
12 "The Stray" ( By: Linda Evans) 1999 Description / Buy
13 "What Price Dreams?" ( By: David Weber) 1999 Description / Buy
14 "The Hard Way Home" ( By: David Weber) 1999 Description / Buy
15 "Queen's Gambit" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 1999 Description / Buy
16 "Deck Load Strike" ( By: Roland J. Green) 1999 Description / Buy
17 Ashes of Victory ( By: David Weber) 2000 Description / Buy
18 "Changer of Worlds" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
19 "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
20 "From the Highlands" ( By: Eric Flint) 2001 Description / Buy
21 "Nightfall" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
22 War of Honor ( By: David Weber) 2002 Description / Buy
23 "Promised Land" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2003 Description / Buy
24 "With One Stone" 2003 Description / Buy
25 "A Ship Named Francis" ( By: John Ringo, Victor Mitchell) 2003 Description / Buy
26 "Let's Go to Prague" ( By: John Ringo) 2003 Description / Buy
27 "Fanatic" ( By: Eric Flint) 2003 Description / Buy
28 "The Service of the Sword" ( By: David Weber) 2003 Description / Buy
29 Crown of Slaves ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2003 Description / Buy
30 The Shadow of Saganami ( By: David Weber) 2004 Description / Buy
31 At All Costs ( By: David Weber) 2005 Description / Buy
32 Storm from the Shadows ( By: David Weber) 2009 Description / Buy
33 Torch of Freedom ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2009 Description / Buy
34 Mission of Honor ( By: David Weber) 2010 Description / Buy
35 "Ruthless" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2011 Description / Buy
36 "Let's Dance" ( By: David Weber) 2011 Description / Buy
37 "An Act of War" 2011 Description / Buy
38 A Beautiful Friendship ( By: David Weber) 2011 Description / Buy
39 A Rising Thunder ( By: David Weber) 2012 Description / Buy
40 Fire Season ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2012 Description / Buy
41 Shadow of Freedom ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
42 "I Will Build a House of Steel" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
43 "By the Book" ( By: Charles E. Gannon) 2013 Description / Buy
44 "Beauty and the Beast" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
45 "The Best Laid Plans" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
46 "Obligated Service" ( By: Joelle Presby) 2013 Description / Buy
47 "A Call to Arms" 2013 Description / Buy
48 Treecat Wars ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2013 Description / Buy
49 Cauldron of Ghosts ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2014 Description / Buy
50 A Call to Duty ( With: David Weber) 2014 Description / Buy
51 A Call to Arms ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2015 Description / Buy
52 Shadow of Victory ( By: David Weber) 2016 Description / Buy
53 "Our Sacred Honor" ( By: David Weber) 2017 Description / Buy
54 A Call to Vengeance ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2018 Description / Buy
55 Uncompromising Honor ( By: David Weber) 2018 Description / Buy
56 "Recruiting Exercise" ( By: David Weber) 2019 Description / Buy
57 To End in Fire ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2021 Description / Buy
58 A Call to Insurrection ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2022 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Honorverse Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 "By the Book" ( By: Charles E. Gannon) 2013 Description / Buy
2 "A Beautiful Friendship" ( By: David Weber) 1998 Description / Buy
3 A Beautiful Friendship ( By: David Weber) 2011 Description / Buy
4 "The Stray" ( By: Linda Evans) 1999 Description / Buy
5 Fire Season ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2012 Description / Buy
6 Treecat Wars ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2013 Description / Buy
7 A Call to Duty ( With: David Weber) 2014 Description / Buy
8 A Call to Arms ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2015 Description / Buy
9 "A Call to Arms" 2013 Description / Buy
10 A Call to Vengeance ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2018 Description / Buy
11 "What Price Dreams?" ( By: David Weber) 1999 Description / Buy
12 "Beauty and the Beast" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
13 "I Will Build a House of Steel" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
14 "Our Sacred Honor" ( By: David Weber) 2017 Description / Buy
15 "The Best Laid Plans" ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
16 "Recruiting Exercise" ( By: David Weber) 2019 Description / Buy
17 "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
18 "Queen's Gambit" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 1999 Description / Buy
19 "The Hard Way Home" ( By: David Weber) 1999 Description / Buy
20 "Promised Land" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2003 Description / Buy
21 "Ruthless" ( By: Jane Lindskold) 2011 Description / Buy
22 "Let's Dance" ( By: David Weber) 2011 Description / Buy
23 On Basilisk Station ( By: David Weber) 1992 Description / Buy
24 "With One Stone" 2003 Description / Buy
25 The Honor of the Queen ( By: David Weber) 1993 Description / Buy
26 The Short Victorious War ( By: David Weber) 1994 Description / Buy
27 Field of Dishonor ( By: David Weber) 1994 Description / Buy
28 "A Grand Tour" ( By: David Drake) 1998 Description / Buy
29 "Deck Load Strike" ( By: Roland J. Green) 1999 Description / Buy
30 Flag in Exile ( By: David Weber) 1995 Description / Buy
31 "A Ship Named Francis" ( By: John Ringo, Victor Mitchell) 2003 Description / Buy
32 Honor Among Enemies ( By: David Weber) 1996 Description / Buy
33 "Changer of Worlds" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
34 "A Whiff of Grapeshot" ( By: S.M. Stirling) 1998 Description / Buy
35 In Enemy Hands ( By: David Weber) 1997 Description / Buy
36 Echoes of Honor ( By: David Weber) 1998 Description / Buy
37 "Let's Go to Prague" ( By: John Ringo) 2003 Description / Buy
38 Ashes of Victory ( By: David Weber) 2000 Description / Buy
39 "An Act of War" 2011 Description / Buy
40 "From the Highlands" ( By: Eric Flint) 2001 Description / Buy
41 "Nightfall" ( By: David Weber) 2001 Description / Buy
42 "Fanatic" ( By: Eric Flint) 2003 Description / Buy
43 "The Service of the Sword" ( By: David Weber) 2003 Description / Buy
44 War of Honor ( By: David Weber) 2002 Description / Buy
45 Crown of Slaves ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2003 Description / Buy
46 Torch of Freedom ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2009 Description / Buy
47 The Shadow of Saganami ( By: David Weber) 2004 Description / Buy
48 At All Costs ( By: David Weber) 2005 Description / Buy
49 Storm from the Shadows ( By: David Weber) 2009 Description / Buy
50 Mission of Honor ( By: David Weber) 2010 Description / Buy
51 "Obligated Service" ( By: Joelle Presby) 2013 Description / Buy
52 A Rising Thunder ( By: David Weber) 2012 Description / Buy
53 Shadow of Freedom ( By: David Weber) 2013 Description / Buy
54 Cauldron of Ghosts ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2014 Description / Buy
55 Shadow of Victory ( By: David Weber) 2016 Description / Buy
56 Uncompromising Honor ( By: David Weber) 2018 Description / Buy
57 A Call to Insurrection ( With: David Weber, Thomas Pope) 2022 Description / Buy
58 To End in Fire ( By: David Weber, Eric Flint) 2021 Description / Buy

Timothy Zahn Anthologies

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1 Alien Stars 1985 Description / Buy
2 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1990 1990 Description / Buy
3 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1997 1997 Description / Buy
4 Analog, September 2002 2004 Description / Buy
5 Battle Luna 2020 Description / Buy
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Having attained a Bachelor of Science Degree and an MS Degree in physics, the author eventually abandoned his scholarly efforts in favor of pursuing a career in writing. He was fortunate enough to write the Thrawn Trilogy which attracted considerable interest from Star Wars fans.

Some people have argued that the franchise was dead for years before Zahn’s work revived it. The stories he told gave the Star Wars universe a lot of heft, forming a foundation that other writers used to explore the franchise’s untapped potential in the literary arena.

Like most people, Zahn wasn’t happy when Disney eliminated the storylines he had developed when it acquired LucasFilm. The studio was determined to build a new canon, one that would complement the direction they wanted future movies to go. As such, they had no room for the wealth of stories his novels had generated thus far.

Fortunately, Zahn’s time with Star Wars wasn’t over. Disney eventually tasked him with writing new Thrawn novels. But his time, his stories would become embedded in Disney’s new canon, making Zahn’s work a permanent fixture within the Star Wars franchise.

As a child, the notion of writing Star Wars novels never crossed Timothy Zahn’s mind. He never intended to pursue publishing as a career. The author knew fairly early on that he enjoyed creating interesting stories. But that did not compel him to write, not at first.

It was during his time at the University of Illinois that Zahn began to experiment with the activity. The author was working on his Ph.D. when he started writing science fiction. Initially, it was just another hobby.

Zahn was occupied with a mathematical project that was supposed to advance plasma physics. However, he was making no headway. Zahn wasn’t opposed to giving up but his adviser was determined to keep pushing forward.

Unfortunately, he was always out of town. This created gaps in the writer’s schedule which he used to pen his stories while he waited for the man to return. When he finally sold his first story in 1978, Zahn wasn’t convinced that publishing could support him as a viable career.

But it definitely gave him the confidence boost he needed to keep writing, so much so that Zahn considered taking a break from his studies to write. When his thesis advisor passed away, the development gave the author the kick he needed to give his hobby the attention it deserved.

Zahn wasn’t willing to start a new project with a new professor. The fact that he successfully sold nine stories within the months that followed told him that he was definitely on the right path. Zahn eventually made a name for himself as a masterful storyteller responsible for some of the most engaging science fiction novels in publishing.

Timothy Zahn Awards

Zahn won the Hugo Award (Cascade Point).

Best Timothy Zahn Books

Besides writing, Zahn’s passions include martial arts, classical music, and crossword puzzles. Some of his best novels include:

Heir to the Empire: The Empire is gone. The Rebel Alliance was victorious. But maintaining peace in the galaxy won’t be easy. Han and Leia will do what they can but the married couple has a pair of Jedi twins to raise. Meanwhile, Luke has become aware of a new threat.

The remnants of the imperial fleet have fallen under the control of a warlord, a dangerous figure with the power to destroy the New Republic.

Dark Force Rising: The New Republic expected resistance as it attempted to exert its control over the galaxy. However, it did not expect that resistance to take the form of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a powerful figure that is hellbent on using the remnants of the Empire’s forces to annihilate everything Luke, Han, and Leia fought so hard to achieve.

Han and Lando, for their part, are on a mission to uncover a traitor within the New Republic’s ruling arm. Meanwhile, Luke must contend with a dark Jedi that will stop at nothing to corrupt him.

When Does The Next Timothy Zahn book come out?

Timothy Zahn doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Icarus Plot and was released on July, 5th 2022.

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