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Star Wars Legends is the new brand for the list of works formerly known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU). On April 25, 2014, a press release on starwars.com announced the introduction of the Legends banner.
The first commonly accepted Legends work was Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978), though The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn revolutionized the Expanded Universe and started a long list of books detailing various characters and storylines. The New Jedi Order series in the late 1990s completely changed the Star Wars EU with major events reshaping the galaxy.
After the release of The Phantom Menace, pre-Episode IV works began to appear and soon covered time periods dating back thousands of years.
The last Legends novels written before the great restructuring were the Fate of the Jedi series, X-Wing: Mercy Kill, and Crucible. The restructuring resulted in the cancellation of several planned novels, including the Sword of the Jedi trilogy.
For a more detailed summary of Legends works, see Wookieepedia.
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