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Aaron Allston (1960–2014)

Author of Wraith Squadron

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About the Author

Aaron Allston was born in Corsicana, Texas on December 8, 1960. He attended the University of Texas, at Austin, briefly, intending to study journalism, but after a semester at the university and a year working for The Austin American Statesman newspaper, he found he did not particularly like either show more college or journalism. At that point, he went to work for Space Gamer magazine and quickly moved up to the position of editor. He also began designing supplements to role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, on a freelance basis. By 1983, he was working full-time as a freelance game designer and editor. His first novel, Web of Danger, was based on the Top Secret/S.I. game line. His other works include the Wraith Squadron series for the Star Wars Expanded Universe line, Galatea in 2-D, and Doc Sidhe. He died from heart failure on February 27, 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Aaron Allston

Wraith Squadron (1998) 1,402 copies
Iron Fist (1998) 1,343 copies
Solo Command (1999) 1,288 copies
Starfighters of Adumar (1999) 1,179 copies
Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (2006) 1,128 copies
Rebel Dream (Enemy Lines I) (2002) 1,031 copies
Rebel Stand (Enemy Lines II) (2002) 995 copies
Exile (2007) 853 copies
Fury (2007) 789 copies
Outcast (2009) 713 copies
Backlash (2010) 529 copies
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction (2011) — Author — 385 copies
Mercy Kill (2012) 334 copies
The Complete Fighter's Handbook (1989) — Author — 308 copies
Doc Sidhe (1995) 279 copies
Sidhe-Devil (2001) 173 copies
Rules Cyclopedia (1991) 149 copies
Galatea in 2-D (1993) 72 copies
Champions (2002) 47 copies
Terminator Hunt (2004) 45 copies
Terminator Dreams (2003) 42 copies
Wrath of the Immortals (1992) 29 copies
GURPS Autoduel (1986) 21 copies
GURPS Fantasy: Harkwood (1988) 21 copies
The Circle and M. E. T. E. (1983) 16 copies
Super Agents (1986) 13 copies
The Blood and Dr McQuark (1985) 13 copies
Robot Warriors (1986) 11 copies
Double Jeopardy (1994) 9 copies
Aaron Allston 3 copies
Sunday Drivers 3 copies
Justice Inc Campaign Book (1984) 2 copies
Space Gamer 63 2 copies
Plotting 1 copy
The Space Gamer, #62 (1983) 1 copy
The Space Gamer, #52 (1982) 1 copy
The Space Gamer, #55 (1982) 1 copy

Associated Works

Player's Handbook (2014) — Contributor — 2,116 copies
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Contributor — 1,279 copies
Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe (2013) — Contributor — 77 copies
Time Traveled Tales: Volume 1 (2014) — Contributor — 21 copies
Rayguns Over Texas (2013) 21 copies
Web of Danger/Acolytes of Darkness (Double Agent Books) (1988) — some editions — 11 copies


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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Allston, Aaron Dale
Date of death
Corsicana, Texas, USA
Place of death
Springfield, Missouri, USA
Places of residence
Round Rock, Texas, USA
Denton, Texas, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
University of Texas, Austin
computer games creator
Allston, Tom Dale (father)
Boehm, Rose Binford (mother)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Russell Galen
Short biography
Aaron Dale Allston (December 8, 1960 – February 27, 2014) was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels. His works as a game designer include game supplements for role-playing games, several of which served to establish the basis for products and subsequent development of TSR's Dungeons & Dragons game setting Mystara.



FROM AMAZON: Repercussions from the dark side's fatal seduction of Jacen Solo and the mysterious plague of madness afflicting young Jedi continue to wreak havoc galaxy-wide. Having narrowly escaped the deranged Force worshippers known as the Mind Walkers, and a deadly Sith hit squad, Luke and Ben Skywalker are in pursuit of the now masterless Sith apprentice. It is a chase that leads to the forbidding planet Dathomir, where an enclave of powerful dark-side Force-wielders will give Vestara the edge she needs to escape - and where the Skywalkers will be forced into combat for their quarry and their lives.

Meanwhile, Han and Leia have completed their own desperate mission, shuttling madness-stricken Jedi from Coruscant to a safe haven in the Transitory Mists and beyond the grasp of Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala. But the bold maneuver has intensified Daalas fury, and she is determined to shatter Jedi Order resistance once and for all.

Yet no greater threat exists than that which still waits in the depths of the distant Maw Cluster: a being of pure, ravenous dark-side energy named Abeloth calls out across the stars to Jedi and Sith alike. For some it may be the ultimate source of answers crucial to their survival. For others it could be the ultimate weapon of conquest. But for all, it is a game-changing and life-altering encounter of untold magnitude and a tactical gambit with unimaginable consequences.
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Gmomaj | 16 other reviews | Nov 3, 2023 |
Two words: Ewok jokes. Absolutely hilarious book that deals with some serious issues as well.
justgeekingby | 4 other reviews | Jun 6, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. There was still a sense of urgency and foreboding as is normal of the Star Wars universe, but it was also light-hearted. It was also nice to see the whole anti-Jedi feelings that had been hanging around for quite a long time finally coming to fruitation and causing long term issues for the Jedi.

Then there was the chance to see Luke and Ben together. Mara will always be my favorite character but due to the massive events of the previous novels we rarely got to see Luke and Ben together, their relationship is brilliant to read and very amusing at times. I loved the witty banter, and especially the scene where Ben starts singing an ewok song to Luke :D… (more)
justgeekingby | 22 other reviews | Jun 6, 2023 |
This is the 4th book of the Legacy series. It has amazing pacing and balance between switching points of view.
Unfortunately, I didn't much enjoy Ben's storyline. But If you like reading about Ben Solo, the second half of this book should work for you. It's heavily focused on him. On the other hand, I was pleased that Jaina showed up finally for more than a few lines.
So far the least impressive book, but not bad by any means.
Mandalor | 7 other reviews | Jun 21, 2022 |



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