16 Facts About Aaron Allston


Aaron Dale Allston was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels.


Aaron Allston wrote two entries in the New Jedi Order series: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream and Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand.


Aaron Allston was born December 8,1960, in Corsicana, Texas, to Tom Dale Aaron Allston and Rose Binford Boehm.


Aaron Allston moved all over Texas in his youth and graduated from high school in Denton.


Aaron Allston moved to Austin in 1979 and attended the University of Texas.


Aaron Allston was a circulation manager, assistant editor, and editor of Space Gamer magazine, and by 1983 was a full-time freelance game designer.


Aaron Allston served as editor of Space Gamer from issues 52 to 65, and as editor of Fantasy Gamer for the first issue and co-editor of the second issue.


Aaron Allston authored the book Autoduel Champions in 1983, which crossed over Champions by Hero Games and Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games.


Aaron Allston co-wrote the computer game Savage Empire, which Game Player magazine named the Best PC Fantasy RPG in 1990.


Aaron Allston branched into fiction, and in the mid-1990s wrote five novels.


Aaron Allston began writing for the Star Wars X-Wing series in 1997, when the primary sequence writer Michael Stackpole could not handle the entire workload.


Aaron Allston produced a new edition of Champions for Hero Games in 2002.


In 2005, Aaron Allston made his directorial debut on the independent film Deadbacks, which he wrote and produced.


In early April 2009 Aaron Allston had a heart attack and underwent an emergency quadruple bypass surgery, while on the book signing tour for Outcast, the first book in the Fate of the Jedi series.


On February 27,2014, Aaron Allston collapsed during an appearance at VisionCon in Branson, Missouri, apparently from heart failure.


Aaron Allston died later that day in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 53.