Star Wars Expanded Universe
|Title:||Star Wars Tie-in Novels|
|Date(s):||2014 - present|
|External Links:||Timeline of Canon Books on Wookieepedia|
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The Star Wars Expanded Universe or (EU) refers to professional novelizations, tie-in books, comics and short stories set in the Star Wars universe. The term specifically applies to only those books and other canonical source materials published or created after 2014.
In 2014, it was announced that the original EU had been cancelled. No new books would be released and all previously released material (which became known as the Legends continuity) was now non-canon. In advance of the release of the sequel trilogy, it was announced that a new expanded universe of canon books would be published.
While there was some fannish distress at the setting aside of the old canon EU, many fans were hopeful that a new trilogy and a new EU would reinvigorate the franchise. Many fans enjoy the new Canon EU book series. Novelizations and original novels often provided material for theorizing about the end of the sequel trilogy. Minor characters and other additional content from the tie-in novels often appear in fanfiction set during the Sequel Trilogy.