“Love what you love and be kind to each other. This is the way.” - Cavan Scott
The ideal Star Wars author is one who keeps the saga close to their heart at all times. They wear their passion on their sleeve, take in lore like the air they breathe, and bring that energy into every page they write.
This is Cavan Scott.
Cavan writes for other well-known franchises like Doctor Who, Skylanders, and Assassin’s Creed, but his first love will always be the beautiful entity known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The time, effort, and care that he puts into his work shines through in every format he produces whether it be novels, comics, and even screenplays. You know the show Jedi Temple Challenge? He wrote the intriguing short stories as told by the quirky protocol droid AD-3!
Based on his track record it’s no secret that Cavan holds a special talent in connecting with younger audiences and adults alike and inspire them to conquer any obstacle no matter how difficult it may seem. It takes true skill to craft stories that appeal to everyone, and an even bigger feat to translate that skill across various platforms. Through this adaptability, Cavan’s experiences compliment one another to bring his readers something truly unique and captivating.
Because of his empowering influence on Star Wars fans, Cavan Scott was one of the five authors chosen to lead as a story architect for The High Republic era. From the launch of the three-phase project, he already had a mix of content on the publishing calendar. You’ll find a substantial list of titles below.
Cavan Scott’s influence isn’t limited to his published works. He roams Twitter on the daily, spreading his positivity to passionate fans and fellow authors alike. For this reason, Cavan was granted the honor of “Social Butterfly” for the 2020 Youtinees. Being the online extrovert that he is, Cavan acknowledged his much-deserved award by writing an article about the Youtinees on his website!
(To see the other nominees, read our article on the 2020 Youtinees.)
Before Cavan Scott became a full-time writer, he was a magazine editor for publications such as Future Publishing and BBC Magazines until he launched his very own magazine in 2007 called Countryfile Magazine. His progression in the art of literature is truly one to behold!
If you’re looking to have a great sit-down conversation with a big-time Star Wars author, Cavan Scott is definitely your guy. You’ll be able to meet him in person as he regularly attends gatherings like Star Wars Celebration, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, London Super Comic Con, and Crimefest.
There isn’t another author out there quite like Cavan Scott. Any of these titles will surely bring you joy, and so we encourage you to pick an adventure and enjoy the ride!
Our team is hard at work building out this collection. Stay tuned!
Books in this Collection
Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape (Prelude)
From A Certain Point of View
A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.
The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.
Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure
Dooku: Jedi Lost
Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.
Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.
Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle
Tales from Vader's Castle follows the story of Rebel commander Lina Graf and the rest of the crew of her ship, the Auric, as they crash land on Mustafar. With no way to communicate with the rest of the Rebellion and no way off of the lava planet, they are forced to venture towards the only sign of civilization they can find—a dark, eery castle off in the distance. As the small rebel band travels ever further into the bowels of the castle, they relate stories to one another about some of the horrors of the galaxy, including haunted ships, strange monsters, and cursed planets, all starring some of the most well-known heroes of the Rebellion. However, as the owner of the dark castle becomes aware that he has intruders, Lina and her crew realize that their very own horror story may be unfolding before them...