August 18th, 2009 saw the publication of one of the most eagerly awaited Star Wars reference books, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas. Written by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry, with illustrations by Ian Fullwood, Modi, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, this 244-page book published by Del Rey was years in the making, and is the most exhaustive and detailed attempt ever to map the Star Wars galaxy.
Given how deeply the Star Wars galaxy extends, and how rapidly it expands, the authors have turned to StarWars.com to offer insight and updates on their work. Bookmark this page, as it will become a repository of links for future updates and essential add-ons to this must-have book. The authors invite you to send your errata, questions, comments or more via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Sectors of the Expansion Region – A new supplemental map complete with defined sectors is now available.
- The Sectors of the Mid Rim – A new supplemental map complete with defined sectors is now available.
- The Online Appendix of known systems has been updated to a downloadable PDF format, with the following new systems: Alchenaut, Aleen, Aloxor, Altunna, Anthus, Apoka, Aramal, Arbular, Archenar, Ardis, Aurimaus, B’nish, Balnab, Banasthau, Barbeen, Bedlam, Bendii, Biskar, The Black Delve, Blackfel, Bogoa, Braccio, Brightday, Buoyant, Carlac, Carlem, Carlix’s Folly, Carvandir, Caulbon, Chelleya, Cherith Base, Clysm, Colsassa, Conjenus, Corrdair, Couronne, Dahgee, Daltarri, Delmaas, Derf, Diab, Divac, Dolsan, Dolva Prime, Doshan, Drannik, Drezzi, Druulgotha, Ebenmal, Elegasso, Epsi Zenith, Ermi, Esaga, Extorin Major, Fanha, Farbinda, Farstey, Feather Nebula, The Foundry, Froffl, G’haris, Gon Tiek, Hallion, Halthor, Hapor, Harswee, Hismaul, Imerria, Irkalla, Iti, Jafan, Jubalene, Kamgeddon, Kampe, Karkaris, Kes, Kitaros Nebula, Knooda, Kossa Prime, Kovor, Kravos, Kurost, Kursid, Little Petrovi, Lotho Minor, Ma’alkerr, Maicombe, Maladi, Manaxia, Marasaln, Marcelan Prime, Marleyvane, Maun Digitalis, Melldia, Melus, Mendenbatt, Mhalanduin, Mikaster, Miko, Mirak Major, Moorjhone, Morturia, Nathema, Neshei, New Raithal, Niele, Niorde, Noctralis, Nopachi, Nyara, Old Barag, Ord Celbus, Ord Fanthal, Ord Gustald, Ord Hout, Ord Ivarn, Ord Lonesome, Ord Marsax, Ord Ortag, Ord Pentala, Ord Thabl, Ord Yndar, Ord Zynthar, Oristrom, Orondia, Orsis, Orto Norwe, Osara, Oznek, Paklan, Parcelus Major, Pargaux, Pathandr, Patitite Pattuna, Peldon Minor, Pendaxa, Penhalla, Pickerin, Pindra, Pioku, Pleem’s Nexus, Poln, Polomie, Prine, Prospera Jang, Protogeyser, Pulassas Minor, Qaras, Quanducial, Quarzite, Quethold, R27-6113-23, Raydonia, Rekkiad, Reo, Rirsack, Rullag, Sakuub, Salaktori Anchorage, Sathiemon, Savek, Seidhkona, Sestina, Sheela, Shotem, Shramar, Sif-Alula, Sikkern, Skaross, Skarpos, Sojourn, Sooncanoo, Spillwater, Stewjon, Stobar, The Sundered Veil, Tambor Station, Tantsor, Taral, Tarawa, Tarlandia, Teirasa, Tellanada, Teptixii, Themis, Toorja, Tulatharri Junction, U-Tendik, Ulkantha, Upekzar, Uphrades, Upper Brightday, UR-2212-GR, UR-5292-FH, UR-6572-AK, Ushmin, Uthtara, Utor, Vadooria, Vale, Validusia, Valtha Divide, Vanahame, Vesla, Vestral, Vexar, Vonak, Vorrnti, Xifal, Xilxash, Zeenada, Zelaba, Zosha
- The following systems have had their information updated: Aleen Minor, Arrgaw, Artom, Demophon, Gacerian, Kayri, Kira, Mowgle, Nigel, Nolar, Ohratuu, Pzandias, Refgar, Rial Kroon, Rijel, Roldalna, Ropagi, Surron, Sy Myrth, Vesla Minor, Zeolosia
- The following systems have been deleted: Blaudu Sextus, Forntay
- The Knight Errant Gazetteer – The history and geography of the Grumani Sector.
- Xim Week: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster – An overview of the rule of the galaxy’s earliest Despot, with maps of the Tion and his holdings.
- The Sectors of the Outer Rim – A new supplemental map complete with defined sectors is now available.
Endnotes for Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (from Author Dan Wallace)