Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction since 1975 and sold his first story to Analog in 1978. Since then Zahn has published nearly seventy short stories and novelettes, numerous novels, and three short fiction collections. Along the way he has won a Hugo Award (for the novella CascadePoint, in 1984) and has been nominated twice more. He is best known for his original five Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The LastCommand, Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future), as well as Star Wars:Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, and Choices of One. His most recent publications have been the science-fiction Cobra series and the six-part young adult series Dragonback. He has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois.

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Series by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars (79 books)
- The Thrawn Trilogy (3 books)
- The Hand of Thrawn (2 books)
- Star Wars: Thrawn (3 books)
- Thrawn Ascendancy (3 books)
StarCraft (7 books)
Blackcollar (3 books)
The Conquerors Saga (3 books)
Dragonback (6 books)
Quadrail (5 books)
Sibyl's War (3 books)
The Icarus Series (3 books)

Speculative Fiction Books

(Manticore Ascendant #5 / 5)
2024 | science fiction, military science fiction | Release date TBA
(The Icarus Series #3 / 3)
2024 | science fiction, hard science fiction, space opera
(The Icarus Series #2 / 3)
2023 | science fiction, hard science fiction, space opera
(The Icarus Series #1 / 3)
2022 | science fiction, hard science fiction, space opera
(Manticore Ascendant #4 / 5)
2022 | science fiction, military science fiction
2021 | science fiction
(Thrawn Ascendancy #3 / 3)
2021 | science fiction, space opera
(Thrawn Ascendancy #2 / 3)
2021 | science fiction, space opera
(Thrawn Ascendancy #1 / 3)
2020 | science fiction, space opera
2020 | science fiction
(Sibyl's War #3 / 3)
2020 | science fiction, space opera
(Star Wars: Thrawn #3 / 3)
2019 | science fiction, space opera
(Sibyl's War #2 / 3)
2019 | science fiction, space opera
(Star Wars: Thrawn #2 / 3)
2018 | science fiction, space opera
(Manticore Ascendant #3 / 5)
2018 | science fiction, military science fiction
(Cobra Rebellion #3 / 3)
2018 | science fiction
(Sibyl's War #1 / 3)
2017 | science fiction, space opera
(Star Wars: Thrawn #1 / 3)
2017 | science fiction, space opera
(StarCraft)
2016 | science fiction
2016 | science fiction, short stories
(Manticore Ascendant #2 / 5)
2015 | science fiction, military science fiction
(Cobra Rebellion #2 / 3)
2015 | science fiction
(Manticore Ascendant #1 / 5)
2014 | science fiction, military science fiction
2014 | science fiction
(Cobra Rebellion #1 / 3)
2013 | science fiction
(Worlds of Honor #6 / 6)
2013 | science fiction, military science fiction
(Star Wars)
2012 | science fiction, space opera
(Quadrail #5 / 5)
2012 | science fiction
(Cobra War #3 / 3)
2012 | science fiction
(Star Wars)
2011 | science fiction, space opera
(Cobra War #2 / 3)
2011 | science fiction
(Worlds of Honor #5 / 6)
2011 | science fiction, military science fiction
(Quadrail #4 / 5)
2010 | science fiction
(Terminator Salvation)
2010 | science fiction
(Cobra War #1 / 3)
2009 | science fiction
(Terminator Salvation)
2009 | science fiction
(Dragonback #6 / 6)
2008 | science fiction, young adult
(Quadrail #3 / 5)
2008 | science fiction
(Star Wars)
2007 | science fiction, space opera
(Dragonback #5 / 6)
2007 | science fiction, young adult
(Quadrail #2 / 5)
2007 | science fiction
(Star Wars)
2006 | science fiction, space opera
(Dragonback #4 / 6)
2006 | science fiction, young adult
(Blackcollar #3 / 3)
2006 | science fiction
(Dragonback #3 / 6)
2005 | science fiction, young adult
(Quadrail #1 / 5)
2005 | science fiction
(Star Wars)
2004 | science fiction, space opera
(Dragonback #2 / 6)
2004 | science fiction, young adult
2004 | science fiction
(Worlds of Honor #4 / 6)
2003 | science fiction, military science fiction
(Dragonback #1 / 6)
2003 | science fiction, young adult
2002 | science fiction
2002 | science fiction, short stories
2001 | science fiction
1999 | science fiction
(The Hand of Thrawn #2 / 2)
1998 | science fiction, space opera
(The Hand of Thrawn #1 / 2)
1997 | science fiction, space opera
(The Conquerors Saga #3 / 3)
1996 | science fiction
(The Conquerors Saga #2 / 3)
1995 | science fiction
(The Conquerors Saga #1 / 3)
1994 | science fiction
(The Thrawn Trilogy #3 / 3)
1993 | science fiction, space opera
(The Thrawn Trilogy #2 / 3)
1992 | science fiction, space opera
1992 | science fiction, short stories
(The Thrawn Trilogy #1 / 3)
1991 | science fiction, space opera
1990 | science fiction
(Cobra #3 / 3)
1988 | science fiction
1988 | science fiction
1988 | science fiction, short stories
1987 | science fiction
(Blackcollar #2 / 3)
1986 | science fiction
(Cobra #2 / 3)
1986 | science fiction
1986 | science fiction, short stories
(Cobra #1 / 3)
1985 | science fiction
1985 | science fiction
1984 | science fiction
(Blackcollar #1 / 3)
1983 | science fiction