Brian Daley

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Brian Daley
BornBrian Charles Daley
(1947-12-22)December 22, 1947
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 1996(1996-02-11) (aged 48)
Arnold, Maryland, U.S.
GenreScience fiction
Notable worksThe Han Solo Adventures series;

The Adventures of Hobart Floyt and Alacrity Fitzhugh series;
Robotech series;

The Black Hole Travel Agency series
SpouseLucia St. Clair Robson

Brian Charles Daley (December 22, 1947 – February 11, 1996) was an American science fiction novelist. He also adapted for radio the Star Wars radio dramas and wrote all of its episodes.


Daley was born in Englewood, New Jersey at Englewood Hospital, to Charles and Myra Daley. He had an older brother, David, and younger sister, Myra. He grew up in Rockleigh, New Jersey and graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan in 1965. He then joined the army and served a year-long tour of duty in Vietnam.[1]

After the army, he attended Jersey City State College, now New Jersey City University, majoring in media. During this time, he wrote his first novel, The Doomfarers of Coramonde. He went on to write the first Star Wars spin-off novels, The Han Solo Adventures. Han Solo at Stars' End, the first book of the trilogy, was a New York Times bestseller. Daley also adapted the original Star Wars film trilogy as a series of radio dramas for National Public Radio.

Daley also wrote under the pseudonym Jack McKinney with his good friend of 20 years, James Luceno. Together, they wrote over 20 Robotech novels and collaborated on the Black Hole Travel Agency series. Luceno is responsible for editing the 1,600-page manuscript of Daley's GammaLAW quartet, which was published posthumously. Daley and Luceno were also amongst a team of writers for the 1986 television cartoon series The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.

Lucia St. Clair Robson, an author of historical fiction, was Daley's partner of 14 years.

Daley died in Maryland of pancreatic cancer on February 11, 1996, only hours after celebrating the completion of production on the Return of the Jedi radio drama with the cast and crew. The show is dedicated to his memory.



  • The Doomfarers of Coramonde (1977) ISBN 0-345-25708-1
  • The Starfollowers of Coramonde (1979)

The Han Solo Adventures[edit]

The Adventures of Hobart Floyt and Alacrity Fitzhugh[edit]


Written with James Luceno under the shared pseudonym of Jack McKinney.

The Black Hole Travel Agency[edit]

Written with James Luceno under the shared pseudonym of Jack McKinney.

  • Event Horizon (1991)
  • Artifact of the System (1991)
  • Free Radicals (1992)
  • Hostile Takeover (1994)

NPR dramatizations[edit]

Expanded dramatizations of the Star Wars movies for National Public Radio.


Edited by James Luceno, and published posthumously.

  • Smoke on the Water (1997)
  • Screaming Across the Sky (1998)
  • The Broken Country (1998)
  • To Water's End (1999)

Other novels[edit]

  • Tron (novelization of the film Tron, 1982)
  • A Tapestry of Magics (1983)
  • Kaduna Memories (written with James Luceno under the shared pseudonym of Jack McKinney, 1990)


  1. ^ Biography, Accessed August 12, 2015. "Brian was born in Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey on Dec. 22, 1947.... He grew up in Rockleigh, NJ.... He went to Nathan Hale Elementary School in Norwood, NJ, and a consolidated High School - Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ."

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