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Timothy Zahn.
"It was just after four o'clock on November 6, 1989, and I was three days into writing my first novel for my new publisher, Bantam Books, when the phone rang. It was my agent. "Tim," he said after the usual pleasantries, "we have a very interesting offer here.""
―Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is a science fiction novelist. He is best known for the Thrawn Trilogy (consisting of Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command) which picks up where Return of the Jedi left off. These books spawned a slew of other Star Wars novels and story collections by authors such as Kevin J. Anderson and Michael A. Stackpole. Zahn also wrote two additional Star Wars novels, collectively called The Hand of Thrawn Duology (consisting of Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future). Recently he wrote the stand-alone novels Survivor's Quest, Outbound Flight, and Allegiance. He has also contributed to the script of several comics and short stories over the years, including Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand.

Zahn's work is not limited to Star Wars. He has also written the widely popular Conquerors' Trilogy, which tells the story of a war between Humans and a race of aliens that have indestructible spaceships and never die.

Zahn agreed to pose as his character, Talon Karrde, for the Star Wars Customizable Card Game—although hair extensions were needed.

In April 2009, it was confirmed that Zahn had been signed to write a new Star Wars novel set shortly after Allegiance, which will feature Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Mara Jade, Thrawn and the Hand of Judgment, to be released in the fall of 2011, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Heir to the Empire.[1]



Talon Karrde (portrayed by Zahn, right) with Mara Jade (portrayed by Shannon McRandle) and Corran Horn (portrayed by Michael Stackpole).

The Thrawn Trilogy

The Hand of Thrawn Duology

Other novels

Comic books

Short stories

Roleplaying scenarios

Future possibilities

  • Prior to being contracted to write a ninth novel, Zahn had expressed an interest in writing more Star Wars novels and specified a number of plot ideas, including stories about the Skywalker family, further adventures of the Hand of Judgment and more of Thrawn and Mara's backstories. [2]
  • At Celebration III, Zahn said he would like to write a novel set after Legacy of the Force featuring Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, and a teenage Ben. But the possibility of a novel with the Skywalker family in this time period ended when Mara died in Sacrifice. However in a recent interview with TheForce.Net Zahn has said he still wants to do a Skywalker family novel or more tales of the Skywalker family with Luke, Mara and Ben but it would have to be set before Legacy of the Force. [1] In response to a fan's question at a writer's workshop, Zahn said that, if given the choice, he would love to write a Skywalker family novel with Luke,Mara and Ben before Mara's death. Perhaps in 2012 or 2013 or later after Zahn's Post-Allegiance 2011 novel we can expect that Skywalker adventure hardcover novel from Zahn.[2]
  • In response to a fan's question (also at C3) he stated he would be interested in revisiting the character of Thrawn if it involved a new threat that only a clone of the Grand Admiral could solve. The clone would become unsure of himself due to the massive expectations placed upon him. Zahn said at a book signing with the 501st in Philadephia that he would like the Thrawn clone to team up with Ben Skywalker.[3]
  • In The podcast he said he would like to write a story about the Hand of Judgment being kidnapped by Thrawn and joining the Empire of the Hand.[4]
  • He has stated that he's written a story detailing how Baron Soontir Fel leaves Imperial service and joins the Chiss Ascendancy, but it has yet to be published.

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Notes and references

  1. Timothy Zahn Returns with a New Novel
  3. Jedi Council Forums
  4. ForceCast Microcast With Timothy Zahn

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