Category:Books (Real World)

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This book guide is divided into two major sections: Novels and Guides.

  • Novels include the two series of officially authorized Wing Commander fiction - Baen Book's seven book run and HarperCollins' three book movie spinoff series.
  • Official Guides are those authorized by Origin Systems, Inc. Origin published at least one strategy guide for every Wing Commander game, excluding Wing Commander Academy. Unofficial Guides are hint books published without corporate approval. They were especially popular around the release of Wing Commander III and IV... their quality ranges from excellent to being the most awful book ever published.

From Aachen to Zwuschen, Germany is full of weird and wonderful things... and no where is this better exemplified than in its large collection of Wing Commander books. From translated Wing Commander novels and guides with awesome new covers to original hint books with F-15s on them, Germany is the Wing Commander book collector's holy land. A subsection of this book guide is dedicated to unofficial German hint books.

Two unpublished Wing Commander strategy guides were assigned ISBN numbers - which has confused many online vendors into believing that they exist. The Veteran Pilot's Guide to Wing Commander III (Bernie Yee) and Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy Gold (Chris McCubbin) do not exist.


Baen Books

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Freedom Flight End Run Fleet Action Heart of the Tiger

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The Price of Freedom Action Stations False Colors


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Movie Novelization Junior Novelization Pilgrim Stars Pilgrim Truth


Official Guides

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Wing Commander I & II:
The Ultimate Strategy Guide
Playtesters' Guide
Wing Commander: Armada
Playtesters' Guide

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Origin's Official Guide to
Wing Commander III
The Authorized Combat Guide to
Wing Commander III
Origin's Official Guide to
Wing Commander IV

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Origin's Official Guide to
Privateer 2: The Darkening
Wing Commander Prophecy:
The Official Strategy Guide

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Official Authorized Wing Commander
Confederation Handbook
Starlog Movie Hits
Wing Commander

Unofficial Guides


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Secrets of the
Wing Commander Universe
Wing Commander III:
The Ultimate Strategy Guide

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Wing Commander IV:
Unauthorized Secrets & Solutions
Totally Unauthorized
Wing Commander IV Strategy Guide


Markt & Technick Buch und Software Series
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Das Privateer
Piloten Handbuch
Die Wing Commander III
Piloten Power

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Wing Commander IV:
The Unofficial Guide
Der Profi-Guide:
Privateer 2 The Darkening
DATA Becker Series
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Das Wing Commander
Piloten Handbuch
Wing Commander III
Wing Commander Prophecy
NBG Verlag Series
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Wing Commander IV
The Price of Freedom
Privateer 2
The Darkening
Wing Commander V


  • Veteran Pilot's Guide to Wing Commander III
  • Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy Gold


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.