Brightstar Universe

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Brightstar Universe was a Star Wars fan-created, alternate universe series by Christine Jeffords.

Its focus was an original character named Mari Sevenstars:
The main character is Mari Sevenstars, a recurring character in Jeffords' 'Brightstar" series. She is an "Azaeli" with—we are repeatedly told--a fierce and sometimes dangerous temperament. Han is her "swordbrother" and she sets about to organize a galaxy-wide search for Han, who is still in Jabba's clutches. [1]
1991 listing of "Brightstar" stories
1995 listing of "Brightstar" stories, printed in Bright Center of the Universe #5

The stories were written due to "the severe disappointment over the plot of the Return of the Jedi" [2]; the plot is disregarded in this series.

From the preface of "Legacy" in 1984:

By the time "Legacy" sees print, most of its readers will have seen THE RETURN OE THE JEDl (as the author anticipates having done also). But, like various other fannish Universes (the Thousand Worlds of Maggie Nowakowska comes immediately to mind), the Brightstar Cycle, of which "Legacy" is a pivolai part, remains valid and "true" despite any revelations made in The Movie.

Like the preceding Brightstar chronicles, "Legacy" takes place in an alternate and independent SW Reality, preceded by the events of ANH and TESB as we saw them on the screen. The reasons for its "parallelism" should become quickly apparent to its readers, and will not be enumerated here. It is the take-off point for all future Brightstar chronicles, of which several are planned.

Other Prominent Early Star Wars Fan-Created Universes

The Brightstar Stories

  • Brightstar Universe Scorecard (Outlands Chronicles #3) (1984)
  • The Initiation (Outlands Chronicles #2)
  • Jubilee's Daughter (Outlands Chronicles #3)
  • Old Comrade's Children (Outlands Chronicles #4)
  • Imperial Charter (Outlands Chronicles #4)
  • The Second Time Around (Facets #6)
  • Life Day Peril (Kessel Run #2)
  • Departures (Kessel Run #1)
  • Confidences (Facets #4)
  • Brightstar Rising (Conflicting Impulses #2)
  • Honor's Price part 1 (Shadowstar #17)
  • Honors' Price part 2 (Shadowstar #18)
  • Warrior's Blood: Quite an Item Together (Far Realms #7)
  • Trust (Far Realms 6)
  • Hostage (Circle of Light #2 (1985)
  • The Doppelgänger part 1 (Flip of a Coin #4/5)
  • The Doppleganger part 2 (Flip of a Coin #6)
  • While We're Apart (Eva Albertsson is a co-writer) (Outlands Chronicles #2)
  • Quite an Item Together (Far Realms #7)
  • A Small Circle of Friends (Circle of Light #1)
  • The Insurgents (Echo Seven)
  • Echoes (Hoth or Bust)
  • Legacy (Legends of Light #2)
  • Search (Outlands Chronicles #1)
  • Questions in the Dark (Kessel Run #3)
  • Honorbound (Circle of Light #3)
  • Obligation (Circle of Light #4)
  • The Privilege of Her Burning part 1 (Shadowstar #21/23)
  • The Privilege of Her Burning part 2 (Shadowstar #23)
  • Tomorrow's Yesterday (Far Realms #8)
  • Pirate's Return (Far Realms #9)

Brightstar Poems and Small Items

  • What Are They Doing To Me? (Facets #3)
  • The Smuggler and the Jedi (Facets #3)
  • You Ain't Gonna Go (Facets #3)
  • After the Battle (Falcon's Flight #5)
  • Impossible (Far Realms #3)
  • Little Cub Lost (Circle of Light #3)

Some Illos


  1. ^ from Southern Enclave #4
  2. ^ from Bright Center of the Universe #8