Star Wars – the Thrawn trilogy. Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command. Written by Mike Baron adapting the Timothy Zahn 1990s novels. Although non-canon, it is very much in the spirit of the universe. Feels like the sequel we will never see but credited with making Star Wars cool again. The Thrawn stuff was excellent. The exploration of worlds was great. Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma characterization was nice. Top expanded universe here at work.