Rogue Planet (novel)

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Rogue Planet
Author Greg Bear
Cover artist David Stevenson
Country United States
Language English
Series Canon C
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
May 2, 2000
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 352 pp (first edition, hardback); 336 pp (Mass Market Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-43538-9 (first edition, hardback)
Preceded by The Phantom Menace
Followed by Path to Truth

Rogue Planet is a 2000 novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. It is a prequel novel occurring after the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The book was written by Greg Bear. The cover art was by David Stevenson. The book takes place 29 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


The story takes place a few years after the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Young Anakin Skywalker chafes under his new life as a Jedi apprentice. He sneaks away from Obi-Wan Kenobi to participate in and gamble on deadly flying games. This is interrupted by a Blood Carver assassin.

The Jedi Council decides Anakin would be best served to send him with Obi-Wan to investigate the remote world of Zonama Sekot, a world that produces organic spacecraft. A Jedi has gone missing on Sekot.

A battle squadron pursues the two Jedi; it is headed by a weapons designer that has already blueprinted the Death Star. Commander Tarkin, the future Grand Moff Tarkin becomes involved as well.[1]

Blood Carver assassins appear again, the Jedi grow their own ship and no less than two fleets threaten the planet.

Links to other Expanded Universe material[edit]

The introduction of Zonama Sekot and the mysterious Jedi Vergere provided some of the first major links between the pre-Episode IV and post-Episode IV Star Wars expanded universe materials; both figure prominently in The New Jedi Order series.


  1. ^ "Early Star Wars". Future Fiction. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 

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