• Dylan Kling

EU Authors Tournament Guide (Round 1)


With the first round of voting in the second ever EU March Madness style tournament about to begin I’ve done a lot of research on the authors involved in the tournament for up and coming content about the tournament. With 64 Authors with various Novels, Children’s books, Short Stories and Sourcebooks under their belt, I’m pretty sure that there’s at least one or two names that many people may not be too familiar with, and even with the more well known authors there may be a bit on their resume that most people might not remember.


So, I have taken the liberty of presenting every first round match up in all 4 regions with complete bibliographies for all literary works these authors have provided for the Star Wars Legends continuity. With a quick rundown of the different types of stories they have under their belt as well as the total number of New York Times (abbreviated as NYT) best sellers, as well as the full list of all their works in release order. Feel free to use this as a resource when filling out your own bracket and making your votes in the tournament. Even if you feel you know these authors well enough please at least give their entries a glance before

making any final decisions as you may find something surprising in their resumes.


Source for NYT Best Sellers https://puerto-pirata-veracruz.blogspot.com/2019/08/star-wars-books-in-new-york-times-best.html, note that all public records of the NYT Best Sellers List only list the top 15 so any Authors that made the list at #16 or higher are not accounted as the NYT Archives are sadly not complete


All Information about Authors and their bibliographies are from Wookieepedia you can check them out yourself by searching from any of the following lists


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Novel_authors


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Short_story_authors


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Young_Reader_authors


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Reference_work_authors


Core Worlds Matchups

1 Timothy Zahn vs 16 Vonda M Mcintyre


1 Timothy Zahn: 11 Novels, 11 Short Stories, 7 NYT Best Sellers


Novels


Heir to the Empire (1991) -19 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 1

Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition (2011)

Dark Force Rising (1992) -15 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 2

The Last Command (1993) -12 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 3 (held for 3 weeks)

Specter of the Past (1997)

Vision of the Future (1998) -12weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 13

Survivor's Quest (2004) -2 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 9

Outbound Flight (2006) -4 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 7

Allegiance (2007) -2 weeks on NYT Best Seller List, peak rank 10

Choices of One (2011)

Scoundrels (2013)


Short Stories


"First Contact", in Tales from the Empire (1994)

"Mist Encounter," short story in Star Wars Adventure Journal 7, later printed in the paperback version of Outbound Flight (1995)

"The Saga Begins," in The DarkStryder Campaign (1995)

"Hammertong," in Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)

"Sleight of Hand," in Tales from Jabba's Palace (1996)

"Command Decision," in Star Wars Adventure Journal 11 (1996)

"Side Trip," with Michael A. Stackpole, novella in Tales from the Empire (1997)

"Jade Solitaire," in Tales from the New Republic (1999)

"Interlude at Darkknell," with Michael A. Stackpole in Tales from the New Republic (1999)

"Handoff," in Star Wars Gamer (2002)

"Hero of Cartao," short story in Star Wars Insider (2003)

"Duel," short story / Hasbro tie-in. (2003)

"Fool's Bargain," short story in e-book format, later printed in the paperback version of Survivor's Quest (2004)

"Changing Seasons," short story in Star Wars Insider (2004)

"Judge's Call," short story on Del Rey's website. (2004)

"Buyer's Market," short story published in Star Wars Insider 126 (2011)

"Crisis of Faith," novella included in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Heir to the Empire. (2011)

"An Apology," short story created as an April Fools' Joke. (2012)

"Heist," short story prequel to Scoundrels in Star Wars Insider (2012)

"Winner Lose All," eBook short story prequel to Scoundrels (2012)


16 Vonda M Mcintyre: 1 Novel, 1 NYT Best Seller


Novels


The Crystal Star (1994) -2 Weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, Peak Rank 8


9 Elaine Cunningham vs 8 R.A. Salvatore


9 Elaine Cunningham: 1 Novel, 3 Short Stories


Novels


The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey (The New Jedi Order) (2002)


Short Stories


"The Crystal" (2001) in Star Wars Gamer 5

"Red Sky, Blue Flame" (2001) in Star Wars Gamer 7

"The Apprentice" (2002) in Star Wars Gamer 8


8 R.A. Salvatore: 2 Novels, 2 NYT Best sellers


Novels


Vector Prime (1999)-4 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, Peak Rank 11 (held for 2 weeks)

Attack of the Clones (2002) -7 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, Peak Rank 2


5 Dave Wolverton vs 12 Jennifer Roberson


5 Dave Wolverton: 1 Novel, 14 14 Young Readers Novels 3 Short Stories, 1 NYT Best Seller


Novels


The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994) -3 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, Peak Rank 7 (held for 2 weeks)


Young Readers Novels


Star Wars Missions 5: The Hunt for Han Solo (1998)

Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt (1998)

Star Wars Missions 7: Ithorian Invasion (1998)

Star Wars Missions 8: Togorian Trap (1998)

Star Wars Missions 13: Prisoner of the Nikto Pirates (1998)

Star Wars Missions 14: The Monsters of Dweem (1998)

Star Wars Missions 15: Voyage to the Underworld (1998)

Star Wars Missions 16: Imperial Jailbreak (1998)

The Rising Force (1999)

The Hidden Past (co-written with Jude Watson) (1999)

Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children (2000)

Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker (2000)

Episode I Adventures 7: Capture Arawynne (2000)

Episode I Adventures 8: Trouble on Tatooine (2000)


Short stories


The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale for Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)

A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale for Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995)

Payback: The Tale of Dengar for Tales of the Bounty Hunters (1996)


12 Jennifer Roberson: 2 Short Stories


Short Stories


Soup's On: The Pipe Smoker's Tale (1995) for Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Out of the Closet: The Assassin's Tale (1996) for Tales from Jabba's Palace


13 Judith&Garfield Reeves-Stevens vs 4 Ryder Windham


13 Judith&Garfield Reeves-Stevens: 2 short Stories


One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid (1995) for Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

A Bad Feeling: The Tale of EV-9D9 (1996) for Tales from Jabba's Palace


4 Ryder Windham: 41 Young reader Novels, 2 Short Stories, 20 Reference Books


Young Readers Novels


Star Wars Missions 1: Assault on Yavin Four (1997)

Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra (1997)

Star Wars Missions 3: Attack on Delrakkin (1997)

Star Wars Missions 4: Destroy the Liquidator (1997)

Star Wars Missions 9: Revolt of the Battle Droids (1998)

Star Wars Missions 10: Showdown in Mos Eisley (1998)

Star Wars Missions 11: Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids (1998)

Star Wars Missions 12: The Vactooine Disaster (1998)

Star Wars Missions 17: Darth Vader's Return (1999)

Star Wars Missions 18: Rogue Squadron to the Rescue (1999)

Star Wars Missions 19: Bounty on Bonadan (1999)

Star Wars Missions 20: Total Destruction (1999)

Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi (1999)

Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins (1999)

Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul (1999)

Episode I Adventures 4: Jedi Emergency (1999)

Episode I Adventures 9: Rescue in the Core (2000)

Episode I Adventures 10: Festival of Warriors (2000)

Episode I Adventures 11: Pirates from Beyond the Sea (2000)

Episode I Adventures 12: The Bongo Rally (2000)

Star Wars Adventures 1: Hunt the Sun Runner (2002)

Star Wars Adventures 2: The Cavern of Screaming Skulls (2002)

Star Wars Adventures 3: The Hostage Princess (2002)

Star Wars Adventures 4: Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)

Star Wars Adventures 5: The Shape-Shifter Strikes (2003)

Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra (2003)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novelization (2004)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization (2004)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novelization (2004)

Galactic Crisis! (2005)

Journey Through Space (2005)

The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (2007)

The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)

A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)

The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 1: Breakout Squad (2009)

The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 2: Curse of the Black Hole Pirates (2010)

Adventures in Hyperspace: Fire Ring Race (2010)

Adventures in Hyperspace: Shinbone Showdown (2010)

The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 3: Duel at Shattered Rock (2011)

The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 4: Guardians of the Chiss Key (2012)

The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)


Short Stories


SWGsmall "Deep Spoilers" in Star Wars Gamer 4 (2000)

Vader Adrift (2011) in Star Wars Insider special Edition 2012


Reference Books


Star Wars Who's Who: A Pocket Guide to the Characters of the Star Wars Trilogy (1998)

Star Wars Episode I Who's Who: A Pocket Guide to the Characters of The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Scrapbook (1999)

Aurra Sing: Dawn of the Bounty Hunters, with Josh Ling (2000)

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Movie Scrapbook (2002)

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Scrapbook (2005)

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide (2005)

Star Wars: The Comics Companion (2006)

Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (2006)

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (2007)

Star Wars: The Complete Vader, with Pete Vilmur (2009)

Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Star Wars Blueprints: Rebel Edition (2010)

Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (2010)

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner's Guide (2010)

Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual (2011)

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded (2012)

Star Wars: Complete Vehicles (2013)

The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett (2013)

Death Star Owner's Technical Manual (2013)


3 Karen Traviss vs 14 Jeff Grubb


3 Karen Traviss: 10 Novels, 8 Short Stories, 3 NYT Best sellers


Novels


Republic Commando: Hard Contact (2004)

Republic Commando: Triple Zero (2006)

Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines (2006)

Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice (2007) -1 week on the NYT Best Sellers List at 13th

Republic Commando: True Colors (2007)

Legacy of the Force: Revelation (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) -2 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, Peak Rank 13

Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (2008) -1 week on the NYT Best Sellers List at 12th

The Clone Wars: No Prisoners (2009)

Imperial Commando: 501st (2009)


Short Stories


Omega Squad: Targets (2005) in Star Wars Insider 81

In His Image (2005) in Vader: The Ultimate Guide

Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic (2005) in Star Wars Insider 84

A Two-Edged Sword (2005) in Star Wars Insider 85

The Mandalorians: People and Culture (2006) in Star Wars Insider 86

Odds (2006) In Star Wars Insider 87

Boba Fett: A Practical Man (2006) ebook

Part of the Language (2007) in Star Wars Insider 93


14 Jeff Grubb: 1 Novel, 4 Reference Books, 3 Short Stories


Novels


Scourge (2012)

Reference Books

Head Trip (2001) in the Living Force Campaign Guide

Tempest Feud (2002)

Arms & Equipment Guide (2002)

Power of the Jedi Sourcebook (2002)


Short Stories


The Seeds of Villainy (2001) in Star Wars Gamer 5

The Hutt Hit (2001) in Star Wars Gamer 5

Hunting the Gorach (2012) In Star Wars Insider 133


11 Terry Brooks vs 6 Sean Williams


11 Terry Brooks: 1 Novel, 1 NYT Best Seller


Novels


Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization (1999) -11 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, peak rank 1 (held for 4 weeks)


6 Sean Williams: 6 Novels, 1 Short Story, 2 NYT Best Sellers


Novels


The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant (2003) w Shane Dix

The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee (2003) w Shane Dix

The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion (2003) w Shane Dix

The Force Unleashed (2008) -4 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, peak rank 1

The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (2010) -2 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, peak rank 12

The Force Unleashed II (2010)


Short Stories


Or Die Trying (2004) in Star Wars Insider 75 w Shane Dix


7 Roger McBride-Allen vs 10 Elizabeth Hand


7 Roger McBride-Allen: 3 Novels


Novels


Ambush at Corellia (1995)

Assault at Selonia (1995)

Showdown at Centerpoint (1995)


10 Elizabeth Hand: 4 Young Reader’s Novels


Young readers Novels


Boba Fett: 3 Maze of Deception

Boba Fett: 4 Hunted

Boba Fett: 5 A New Threat

Boba Fett: 6 Pursuit


15 Martha Wells vs 2 John Jackson Miller


15 Martha Wells: 1 Novel, 1 Short Story


Novels


Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge (2013)


Short Stories


"Launch Pad" (2014) in Star Wars Insider 150


2 John Jackson Miller: 3 Novels, 5 Short Stories, 3 Reference Books, 1 NYT Best Seller


Novels


Knight Errant (2011)

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories (2012)

Kenobi (2013) -1 week on the NYT Best Sellers List at 12th


Short Stories


"Interference" (2008) in Hyperspace

"The Secret Journal of Doctor Demagol" (2010) in Hyperspace)

"Knight Errant: Influx" (2012) on starwars.com

"Labor Pains" (2012) in Hyperspace

"Incognito" (2013) in Star Wars Insider 143, later in Kenobi Novel


Reference Books


Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide (2008)

Sword of the Empire (2009)

The Knight Errant Gazetteer (2012)


Mid Rim Matchups


1 Kevin J Anderson vs 16 Steven Barnes


1 Kevin J Anderson: 7 Novels, 14 Young readers Novels 5 Short stories, 3 Reference Books, 1 NYT Best Seller


Novels


Jedi Search (1994)

Dark Apprentice (1994)

Champions of the Force (October 1994)

Darksaber (1995) -3 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List, peak rank 12

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (editor) (1995)

Tales of the Bounty Hunters (editor) (1996)

Tales from Jabba's Palace (editor) (1996)


Young Readers Novels


Heirs of the Force (1995) w Rebecca Moesta

Shadow Academy (1995) w Rebecca Moesta

The Lost Ones (1995) w Rebecca Moesta

Lightsabers (1996) w Rebecca Moesta

Darkest Knight (1996) w Rebecca Moesta

Jedi Under Siege (1996) w Rebecca Moesta

Shards of Alderaan (1997) w Rebecca Moesta

Diversity Alliance (1997) w Rebecca Moesta

Delusions of Grandeur (1997) w Rebecca Moesta

Jedi Bounty (1997) w Rebecca Moesta

The Emperor's Plague (1998) w Rebecca Moesta

Return to Ord Mantell (1998) w Rebecca Moesta

Trouble on Cloud City (1998) w Rebecca Moesta

Crisis at Crystal Reef (1998) w Rebecca Moesta


Short Stories


Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale from Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)

A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale from Tales from Jabba's Palace (1996)

Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 from Tales of the Bounty Hunters (1996)

Firestorm in Star Wars Adventure Journal Volume 1, Number 15 (1997)

Bane of the Sith (2001) in Star Wars Gamer 3


Reference books


The Illustrated Star Wars Universe (1995)

The Essential Chronology (with Daniel Wallace, 2000)

The New Essential Chronology (original text only)


16 Steven Barnes: 1 Novel, 1 Short Story


Novels


The Cestus Deception (2004)


Short Stories


The Hive (2004) ebook


9 Rebecca Moesta vs 8 Greg Keys


9 Rebecca Moesta: 17 Young Readers Novels


Young readers Novels


Heirs of the Force (1995) w Kevin J. Anderson

Shadow Academy (1995) w Kevin J. Anderson

The Lost Ones (1995) w Kevin J. Anderson

Lightsabers (1996) w Kevin J. Anderson

Darkest Knight (1996) w Kevin J. Anderson

Jedi Under Siege (1996) w Kevin J. Anderson

Shards of Alderaan (1997) w Kevin J. Anderson

Diversity Alliance (1997) w Kevin J. Anderson

Delusions of Grandeur (1997) w Kevin J. Anderson

Jedi Bounty (1997) w Kevin J. Anderson

The Emperor's Plague (1998) w Kevin J. Anderson

Return to Ord Mantell (1998) w Kevin J. Anderson

Trouble on Cloud City (1998) w Kevin J. Anderson

Crisis at Crystal Reef (1998) w Kevin J. Anderson

Anakin's Quest (1997)

Vader's Fortress (1997)

Kenobi's Blade (1997)


8 Greg Keys: 3 Novels, 1 Short Story


Novels


The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest (2001)

The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (2001)

The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy (2003)


Short Stories


Emissary of the Void (2002) in star wars Gamer 8-10


5 Brian Daley vs 12 Karen Miller


5 Brian Daley: 3 Novels, 1 Short Story


Novels


Han Solo at Stars' End (1979)