Galaxy of Fear is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars galaxy three years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The books are meant for younger readers. The books ranged from 100 pages to 200 pages in large print. The series of 12 books was written by John Whitman, and were released from February 1997 through to October 1998. The Galaxy of Fear line was created with an intent to cash in on the popularity of, and was meant to be a science fiction parody of, the Goosebumps franchise.