Spacers call it the Graveyard. It is an
asteroid field, the shattered remains of the
once-great planet called Alderaan. It had been
a paradise, a planet where peace was the rule and
violence was unheard of. Then the EVIL GALACTIC
EMPIRE came, with its terrible Death Star
battlestation. Alderaan became an example for the rest
of the galaxy. It was obliterated as a warning to the
growing Rebellion and all who would support it.
But that was not the last the galaxy heard of Alderaan.
Rumors fill the idle gossip of spacers and free-traders in ports
and cantinas from the Outer Rim to the Core Worlds, tales of
strange happenings in the Graveyard.
The wildest tale yet has just surfaced, a story claiming that the
Royal Palace itself has been found mostly intact among the shattered
ruins of the planet. It is a story that has attracted much attention,
including the Rebel Alliance; the Galactic Empire, and the galactic underworld.
But the truth that haunts the Graveyard could turn the tide of battle in the
Galactic Civil War...
↑Graveyard of Alderaan provides a copyright date of 1991. Furthermore, the penultimate advertisement at the back of the book, for Star Wars Miniatures Battles, suggests that Graveyard of Alderaan was published no later than March 1991.