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A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away...

It was not in times immemorial and definitely not in a galaxy far, far away. In fact, it was twelve years ago, in 1997, and the place was York, England.

Four like-minded people found each other and inspired by the re-release of the original Star Wars movies, they created new and developed old ideas to write stories set in the Star Wars universe.

Many a happy day and night was spent discussing the various projects (some of which are published here, some are not), debating everything from the unfortunate positioning of the Star Destroyers' shield generators to the tricky question of Imperial officers' underwear. The stories grew and prospered.

However, remember this, our stories were based on what you can see in the three original films. While we read a number of official novels - which continue to be published in great numbers - we decided not to pay any attention to them (unless we felt like it). Additionally, there is startlingly little you learn about a great number of things, even in the novels: What for example was the name of Luke and Leia's mother?

The official books offer so little information about what happened before the original films start that it can only have been an offical restriction placed on the authors. The explanation they give, that the Empire destroyed all evidence of the Old Republic, just won't wash as a lot of the characters, including Han Solo, are old enough to remember the last days of the Old Republic and the rise of the Emperor.

In the absence of an official version we invented our own history and filled in the blanks based solely on the original films (and the novelizations of these). Obviously, our version deviates completly from the new movies. This just to remind those of you readers who want to jump into our faces about 'mistakes'.

For us, the new films were made too late, and we cannot say, we are sorry about this.

Not only the fragments of the prequel (called 'The Early Years') you find on this site shows a different, you could say a parallel history to those in the official version, the other stories share some but not all of this history.

No offence or infringement of any copyright is intended!

So, go on, and we hope you enjoy the tales.

Praise for the Star Wars Literary Guild:

The Adventures of Darth Vader
"I've read The Adventures Of Darth Vader more than once, because it's better than all of the official Star Wars novels out there."

Admiral Piett and the Great Ewok Adventure
"I love imperials more than anything else in Star wars, so a fic which shows them in a good light saved my day. In fact, this was so good I read it eight hours nonstop and still wasn't finished."

The Unveiling
"Boba is one of my favourite characters and I had been looking for a good fic about him who knows how long....Actually, this is the only good original character romance I've read."


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Stories:

The Early Years
by Monika E. Simon
What happened to Anakin Skywalker to turn him into Darth Vader? How could Senator Palpatine turn the Old Republic into a dictatorship and disband the Jedi Order? What were the Clone Wars? An alternative prequel based on what (sparse) information is provided in the original films. - Fragments.

The Adventures of Darth Vader
by Alex F. Service
At the end of Return of the Jedi Darth Vader renounces his allegiance to the Emperor and joins forces with the Rebellion. Will the New Alliance overcome the tension betweeen former Rebels and former Imperials?

Admiral Piett and the Great Ewok Adventure
by Monika E. Simon
Admiral Piett escapes the destruction of the Executor and reaches the surface of Endor. Here he encounters Ewoks, colleagues and Rebels.
Fan Art inspired by Admiral Piett and the Great Ewok Adventure

The Unveiling
by Kirsty Hartsiotis
When Luke sets out to rebuild the Jedi Order, he finds two unlikely candidates in Boba Fett and Arla Gen, another bounty hunter. But can one be a Jedi and a bounty hunter at the same time? With Imperial forces threatening the New Republic, can they trust a man who hides his true identity behind his battle-scarred Mandalorean armour?

Juvenalia
by Alex F. Service, Monika E. Simon and Cordula S. Simon
Some fun pictures created in the distant past.

Disclaimer & Editorial

Acknowledgements

The Star Wars Literary Guild meets Ken Colley

The Star Wars Literary Guild in Greece, April 2004

Kirsty at Collectormania, Milton Keynes, September 2004

How to dress up as a Wookie, Madeira 2005

The Star Wars Literary Guild meets and dresses up again, Virginia, May 05

The Star Wars Literary Guild reconvenes for their 10th Anniversary


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Links:

Star Wars. The Official Page
The Official Webpage - with all the official information about all films, merchendising etc.
The Cult of Piett
A website devoted to Admiral Piett.
Imperial Chicks
Despite the title, this site is devoted to the (male) officers of the Imperial armed forces including large sections of fan fiction, fan art and a good compilation of links to sites that will interest the friends of the Imperial Officrs.
Imperial Women
This site, on the other hand, is about women in the imperial army (all of these ladies don't appear in the films, but in novels, graphic novels etc. published later).
501st Legion The World's Definitive Imperial Costuming Organization.
For all people who like to dress in Imperial Uniform, be it as Stormtroopers, officers, bounty hunters or whatever. With branches on all continents (save Antarctica).
The FanFiction.Net
A enormous amount of fan-fiction of all kinds for all tastes, very neatly arranged. - Readers who enjoyed 'The Adventures of Darth Vader' can find another tale by Alex Service there. No Star Wars fiction though, but a Lord of the Rings story 'Boromir's Return'.

Fictional Officers of the Titanic
Something else entirely from the author of 'Admiral Piett and the Great Ewok Adventure'. A webpage discussing the fictional officers of the RMS Titanic: from German imposters to plot devices.

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