Fri
Feb 28 2014 3:05pm

Aaron Allston: 1960-2014

Aaron AllstonWe have just learned that Aaron Allston passed away yesterday from heart failure. Allston was known primarily for his excellent tie-in fiction, particularly within the Star Wars Expanded Universe. He wrote many of the X-Wing novels, along with tales in the New Jedi Order, the Legacy of the Force series and Fate of the Jedi series.

Author Timothy Zhan said this on Facebook in regard to Allston's passing: “[Aaron Allston] was a wonderful author, a devastating punster, an erudite teacher, and — most of all — a wonderful friend.”

Our thoughts go with his friends and family. Allston will be missed.

11 comments
Meg K
1. KittenSwarm
Allston's Wraith Squadron books were my favorite SW EU novels to reread. His sense of humor and memorable characters made them treasures in the EU, and those well worn paperbacks have been with me for years. My younger sister was never much into the Star Wars EU, but the X-Wing series was the exception and Wraith Squadron her favorite.

Even today I can always crack her up with a "Yub yub, Commander".

My heart goes out to his family and friends.
jeff hendrix
2. templarsteel
Yub Yub, Aaron Allston, Wraith Squadron has called you home
Chris Nelly
3. Aeryl
He wrote my faves in the NJO trilogy.
James2
4. James2
Between this and Harold Ramis' death on Monday, this is has been a bad week for science-fiction.
Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
5. Lisamarie
Oh man. :( He was one of my favorites, I loved his Wraith Squadron books, maybe even more than the original X-Wing books in some ways. A very good friend of mine in high school (also now deceased) used to reference those books a lot to each other...

Yub yub, commander...
Thomas Keith
6. insectoid
So sad. I though that his Star Wars EU novels were some of the funniest.

Yub yub, Aaron. RIP.

Bzzz™.
James2
7. Cybersnark
Allston's books were all among the best of the EU.

He is one with the Force.
Alan Brown
8. AlanBrown
He was a good writer, but most of all a fun writer. I enjoyed his X-Wing books, but my favorites were his two Doc Sidhe books, kind of a Wiccan alternate universe version of Doc Savage, action packed and full of inventive twists.
May he rest in peace.
Joseph Blaidd
9. SteelBlaidd
This hits a little closer to home than a lot of these, not only did I really enjoy his books but Aaron's dad Tom was in my mother-in-law's writing group. She met him at Tom's wake a couple years ago and hadn't heard yet when I called this evening. Sniff
James2
10. Cambias
Mr. Allston was one of the true geniuses of the role-playing field. He understood genre and how to craft games to reflect genre better than almost anyone.
Raymond Seavey
11. RaySea


I saw this on Facebook, thought it was just perfect. Yub yub, Aaron.

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