Free Official Star Wars Stories, eBooks and Comics
Want more official Star Wars short stories, books and online comics...FREE? Check out these links to official Star Wars stories written by some of your favorite authors including: Timothy Zahn, Matthew Stover, Jude Watson and more. Forget torrents--all this stuff is legit.
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Full-Length Novels and eBooks
Star Wars Legacy of the Force 1: Betrayal PDF
StarWars.com features a free download of Star Wars Legacy of the Force: Betrayal by best selling author Aaron Allston. Yes, it's the entire novel. Yes, it's 100% free. Yes it's legit and directly from StarWars.com. Pretty cool, huh?
Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice PDF
"Precipice" is a short story written by John Jackson Miller, taking place 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn PDF
"Skyborn" is the short story sequel to "Precipice." It is written by John Jackson Miller and takes place 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon PDF
"Paragon" the third installment of the Lost Tribe of the Sith series. It is written by John Jackson Miller and takes place 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Lost Tribe of the Sith #4: Savior PDF
"Savior" is the fourth installment of the Lost Tribe of the Sith series. It is written by John Jackson Miller and takes place 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Lost Tribe of the Sith #5: Purgatory PDF
"Purgatory" is the fifth installment of the Lost Tribe of the Sith seires. It is written by John Jackson Miller and takes place 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
The New Jedi Order: Ylesia PDF/WEB ARCHIVES
The New Jedi Order eBook Ylesia, by Walter Jon Williams, was posted on StarWars.com in August 2003. The first mass market paperback edition of The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way had omitted Ylesia, so Lucasfilm and Del Rey decided to offer the story free on StarWars.com.
The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith: The Final Chapter PDF
This 48-page eBook, by J.W. Rinzler, details the story behind the music in Revenge of the Sith.
Free Star Wars Short Stories
Emissary of the Void I: Battle on Bonadon [hyperlink]
Emissary of the Void II: Dark Tidings [hyperlink]
Emissary of the Void III: War on Wayland [hyperlink]
Emissary of the Void is a six-part series by J. Gregory Keyes, set during The New Jedi Order Era. Note that Empissary of the the Void parts IV, V, and IV are not free, but may be accessed by StarWars.com Hyperspace members (subscription required).
Corphelion Interlude [hyperlink]
"Corphelion Interlude" is a short story written by Troy Denning, starring Han Solo and Leia Organa. The story was released for Valentine's Day in 2003 on Del Rey's website.
Hasbro Short Story Collection PDF
Includes three short stories set during the Clone Wars era including: "Storm Fleet Warning" (by Jude Watson), "Equipment" (by Matthew Stover), and "Duel" (by Timothy Zahn).
Judge's Call [hyperlink]
"Judge's Call" is a short story written by Timothy Zahn, starring Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade. The story was released for Valentine's Day in 2004 and is available on Del Rey's website.
Knight Errant: Influx [hyperlink]
"Knight Errant: Influx" is a short story by John Jackson Miller set in 1032 BBY, right before the events of the comic book Knight Errant #1.
The Old Republic: Smuggler's Vanguard [hyperlink]
The Olde Republic: Smuggler's Vanguard, written by Robert Chestney, spotlights Hylo Visz, the popular pilot who broke the Mandalorian blockade. Featured exclusively on StarWars.com, the story was published on March 25, 2010.
The Starfighter Trap: Part I [hyperlink]
The Starfigher Trap: Part II [hyperlink]
The Starfighter Trap: Part III [hyperlink]
The Starfighter Trap (2000) is a three-part story by Steve Miller. The story is a tie-in to the LucasArts video game Star Wars: Starfighter.
Out Foxed PDF
Out Foxed is a Clone Wars era short story by Rob Valois, made available on Target.com. The story is intended for young readers.
Free Star Wars Comics
The Clone Wars Online Comic: Season 1 [hyperlink, comic viewer]
The Clone Wars Online Comic: Season 2 [hyperlink, comic viewer]
The Clone Wars Online Comic: Season 3 [hyperlink, comic viewer]
Crimson Empire #0 [hyperlink, Flash required]
Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1 [hyperlink]
Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1 was posted online at StarWars.com in October 2002.
Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand #0 [hyperlink]
Written by Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole, the comic explores Mara Jade's past life as the Emperor's Hand. The free online comic book is presented by StarWars.com.
Podracing Tales [hyperlink]
Podracing Tales, written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Ken Steacy, is an online comic book that was published by StarWars.com in December 2000.
Prelude to the Rebellion #0 [hyperlink]
Prelude to the Rebellion is a comic book series starring Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back [hyperlink, comic viewer]
This comic adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back is presented free on StarWars.com.
Star Wars The Old Republic: Threat of Peace [hyperlink]
The Old Republic: Threat of Peace is an ongoing, free online comic book. The series is a tie-in with the Star: The Old Republic video game. Blood of the Empire and Threat of Peace are a collaborative effort among BioWare, LucasArts, and Dark Horse Comics.
Star Wars The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire [hyperlink]
The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire is an ongoing, free online comic book. The series is a tie-in with the Star: The Old Republic video game. Blood of the Empire and Threat of Peace are a collaborative effort among BioWare, LucasArts, and Dark Horse Comics.
Visions of the Blade [hyperlink]
Star Wars: Visions of the Blade is a free online comic book presented by StarWars.com. It is illustrated by Tom Hodges.
Free Miscellaneous Items
Bantha Tracks Online: Issue 84 (March/April 2008) PDF
Bantha Tracks is a fan club newsletter that spotlights Star Wars fans in action. Usually available only to Star Wars Hyperspace members, StarWars.com made Issue 84 available free in PDF form to all fans.
HoloNet News [hyperlink]
Read news articles written from the point of view of citizens living in the Star Wars galaxy. Site is maintained by Lucasfilm, however new material has not appeared on the site in years.
HoloNet News: Audio Edition [hyperlink]
Instead of reading about news in the Star Wars galaxy, you can listen to it.
Star Wars Insider Magazine: Digital Sampler [hyperlink]
Free sample issue of the online version of Star Wars Insider magazine.
Fate of the Jedi Dramatis Persona PDF
This 23 page PDF file contains key character biographies as well as an excerpt from Aaron Allston's novel Outcast.
Free Comic Book Day [hyperlink]
Each year on the first Saturday of May, participating comic book stores in North America give away special versions of comic book. Usually a Star Wars comic book is among the titles. Visit the Free Comic Book Day website for more information.
Free Drawing Tutorials: Learn to Draw Star Wars Characters [hyperlink]
Popular Star Wars artists provide detailed step-by-step instructions on how to draw your favorite Classic, Prequel, and Clone Wars characters. These drawing archives on StarWars.com feature tutorials by Grant Gould, Jessica Hickman, Tom Hodges, Matt Busch, Cynthia Cummens and more.
Free Star Wars LEGO Building Instructions [hyperlink]
LEGO.com provides free PDF building instructions for many Star Wars LEGO sets dating back to 2002.