Looking for some non-canon fun? Check out “Star Wars Scoundrels” by Timothy Zahn


I was digging through all my old novels and audio books for something to listen to while I work. What do I do but stumble on this little gem I had forgotten all about. I then realized I have a massive bookshelf packed with books that I read, loved, and forgot about. That is a tragedy! I need to share these treasures with the world!

My first pick up and share is:Star Wars Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars Scoundrels cover


This little non-canon gem was given to us by my much beloved Timothy Zahn. A man that has often been credited for saving the Star Wars extended universe – if not the entire franchise – with his amazing work! As always you know me and there will be as few spoilers here as I can!

My Thoughts on “Star Wars Scoundrels” by Timothy Zahn

While this is not my favorite Zahn novel it is very entertaining. It gives us a look at the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars crime world. It brings together three of our favorite scoundrels and a team of other misfits. They pull off a very Oceans-11 style heist story set in the rich textured world of Star Wars. Han Solo, Chewbacca, (Not to be confused with BCON’Bacca) and of course the ever smooth Lando Calrissian.  This novel gives us some possible insights into Han and Lando’s relationship and their falling out. That alone is a reason to give it a read!

Like every other good heist novel it has plot twists, hidden schemes, and lots of reversals. It is fun and very well written for a novel that was just meant to fill some gaps and give avid fans something to fill their time.

“Star Wars Scoundrels” by Timothy Zahn ON THE MALICE-CORP SCORE

2.75 Stars out of 5. This book really is just a filler novel to give some context and back stories in the most entertaining way that’s why its score suffers! It is a wonderfully written book – but it lacks any real impact on the Star Wars Galaxy – but it is so very much fun to see Han Solo and Lando in their element as scoundrels outside the movies. If you are fan of Star Wars legends and are looking for a fun read this is the book for you! Overall, it sadly isn’t really required reading for the Star Wars Legends gallery.


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