The Han Solo Trilogy
is a trilogy of science fiction
novels set in the Star Wars galaxy. The series serves as a prequel to the events of A New Hope. The trilogy follows the origins of Han Solo before the movies, and helps further establish his character. The trilogy was written by Ann C. Crispin. The books were released June 1997, October 1997, and March 1998 respectively.
Additionally, this trilogy brings both the "The Adventures of Lando Calrissian
" and "Han Solo Adventures
" trilogies into chronological context with the Star Wars Expanded Universe
timeline, whereas before, the time periods of these trilogies were somewhat more ambiguous, being known only to have occurred "sometime prior to" the events of A New Hope
. This is done by allowing for Han Solo
and Lando Calrissian
to be absent from this trilogy's main story during certain periods. Thus, it is necessary to read all three trilogies to fully appreciate the entire story arc.
With the release of the three Star Wars
prequel films starting in 1999, and of a copious and convoluted amount of "expanded universe" material which followed in its wake, some of the stated information about minor and minimal characters of the trilogy (ex: the origins of Boba Fett
) became inaccurate and as such necessitated of a retconned
explanation (for example the false Boba Fett background was explained as a "smoke screen" planted by Fett himself, eager to hide his father's involvement in... Read More