As expected for a film series this popular, the Star Wars Expanded Universe is immense; in fact, there's a very real argument to be made that Star Wars established the "Expanded Universe" concept as we know it. (While the concept certainly existed long before Star Wars, it was this particular EU that was the first to become a financial and mindshare juggernaut that in some ways became bigger than the films themselves.) Made-For-TV films, Animated Adaptations, a series of Radio Dramas, Video Games and a large series of novels all fall under this banner. Even with how massive the project is, Star Wars has one of the most elaborate, internally consistent canons in the history of media publication. It is also unusual in that pretty much every licensed Star Wars anything is entirely canon unless it is directly contradicted by the films, including the video games and comics. TV Tropes has a very incomplete list of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. See Wookieepedia for a really complete list. The canonicity of the Expanded Universe is a matter of some heated debate among the fans. Some take the view that since it's published, it's official. Others point out that George Lucas himself considers it a separate project apart from "his" canon. This has led to lots and lots of Fan Dumb from all sides. The fact that some of the installments of the Expanded Universe, most notably Dark Empire, not only had Lucas' direct involvement, he even suggested what goes into the story (or more accurately, what shouldn't go into the story) doesn't help the decisiveness of the subject, either, nor some of Lucas' flip flop decisions on canon in the movies themselves, for that matter. There is however a system as to what can be considered canon that can be found here further down the page. The best way to describe the official word from Lucasfilm on the subject is that, while Lucas does not consider the EU part of his story, it is considered canon unless directly contradicted by the films or explicitly deemed so by the editors. With the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012 and the stated intention to begin releasing movies set after Return of the Jedi, the canonicity of most any Expanded Universe media based on the future of the setting is very likely to be invalidated, unless the new writer happens to be a Promoted Fanboy who reads the books (at this point, nobody knows). Word of warning: the Star Wars Expanded Universe is vast. Therefore, please only add works that have their own pages on this wiki. The books listed are each part of their own series. They are heavily outnumbered by standalones and two-part series. A list of all Star Wars media is here. Warning: Huge. To give you an idea, pretty much every background character seen in the films, even that alien guy just passing by the screen, has not only a name and a species listed, but a fully fleshed out biography. Typically no more than that, but still. Oh, and even the movie's background props have received their own stories. As of mid-2012, the list shows 2,337 items. Thankfully, a book has been published that ties everything published up to its release date into a neat timeline and has summaries of most of it. Please put works within each medium, wherever possible, in in-universe chronological order.
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Over the years what counts as canon for Star Wars has been made extremely difficult due to the size of the expanded universe (made no better by George Lucas making a special edition every year or so). However a very loose system as to what makes up the overall canon was created by Leland Chee, a Star Wars expert hired by George to keep track of everything Star Wars. As of right now the levels of continuity are:
Tropes used throughout the Star Wars Expanded Universe: