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oung(er) Yoda! Exploding ships! Laser swords! The High Republic is giving us all the Star Wars things we love (and never knew how much we needed).

We’re now only months away from the publishing initiative’s first wave of books and comics. But as we learned yesterday, that’s not where The High Republic ends.

Star Wars authors head to NYCC

While we didn’t get to hear from our favorite Star Wars authors at Celebration this year as planned, they managed to get together virtually to give us a panel all about upcoming Star Wars publishing projects as part of New York Comic-Con 2020.

Charles Soule, Daniel Jose Older, Justina Ireland, Claudia Gray, and Cavan Scott joined Lucasfil Creative Director Michael Siglain to discuss the luminous projects they’ve been working on leading up to the release of the first book in The High Republic era this January.

As a refresher, going into this panel we already knew about:

Check out Eric's video recap of the panel. He's very excited.

New Star Wars books coming in 2021

The next wave of books set in the High Republic era includes:

  • An adult novel by Cavan Scott
  • A middle-grade novel by Daniel Jose Older
  • A young adult novel by Justina Ireland

Claudia Gray might also release something else in 2021. All we have on that is a tease from Michael Siglain, but the hype is real. Two Clauda Gray books in the same year? We’d allow it.

Star Wars Insider: A short story by Charles Soule

Original Star Wars fiction is making its grand return to Star Wars Insider!

You can expect the first of these short stories -- written by Charles Soule -- this December. That seems far away, but don’t worry. It will be the first of what will feel like nonstop Star Wars publishing titles releasing after the small break we’re in the middle of now.

So not only are we getting six High Republic novels in 2021 … but also short stories?

Star Wars is so good.

You can still watch the full pre-recorded panel to learn more.

For a complete list of recent and upcoming Star Wars book and comic releases, visit our regularly updated Release Schedule.

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