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Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace [Paperback]

Kevin J. Anderson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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4 Jan 1996 Star Wars
A collection of 19 tales set in the lair of the Star Wars galaxy's most notorious and dangerous criminal, Jabba the Hutt. This book contains stories by Kevin Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Kenneth C. Flint, Ester Friesner and Barbara Hambly amongst others.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (4 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553504134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553504132
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 450,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels, GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Visit his website

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Enter the lair of the galaxy's most notorious criminal in nineteen stories from todays masters of science fiction.

In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke - if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some of them may even live to tell it...

About the Author

Kevin J Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than twenty science fiction and fantasy books, including the Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy. He is also editing the Star Wars Cantina Trilogy and is the author of the visual book The Illustrated Star Wars Universe. He lives in northern California.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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If you liked 'Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina' then you'll love this title. Nineteen separate stories about bounty hunters, assassins, associates and servants plotting and scheming to come out on top in the ruthless criminal underworld of Jabba the Hutt. Each tale is told from the main characters point of view as they witness and contribute to the events leading up to Jabba's fatal encounter with the Rebel Alliance. The book is well edited with a great sense of continuity throughout as the different stories cross paths with each other (And continue previous plots from other Star Wars books). With stories about 'Boba Fett', 'Salacious Crumb', 'Bib Fortuna' and many more this book is essential for Star Wars fans and an intriguing read for non-fans. So go get it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Therefore I am is a must-read! 22 Sep 2014
In Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader hires several tough and grim alien bounty hunters to track down Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon. Tales of the Bounty Hunters are a collection of five stories that detail what each bounty hunter was like and their subsequent struggles to capture Han Solo. Because this is a collection of five stories, please don’t be misinformed by my overall two-star rating above. My favourite stories are the ones below, while the other three were either too cynical or had too much description for my taste.

Therefore I am is the story of assassin droid IG-88’s rise to sentience and his superior way of hunting. This was by far the most enjoyable story in this collection. I thought IG-88’s droid thought-processes and his robot diligence were engagingly descriptive. The scenes were suffused with action, and insightful perspectives on the Empire’s methods. Therefore I am is a must-read, and makes purchasing the collection ... bearable.

Payback is the story of Dengar, the imperially enhanced and emotionally stripped humanoid. He seeks revenge against Han Solo after a race went sour. I was intrigued by the character and his warped sense of morality, and I was pulled into the settings of the world he was first on, as well as his curious assassin methods. Despite this, his fear of Darth Vader didn’t mesh well for me, and several encounters with Boba Fett led me to conclude that he was anybody’s fool! The story drew me back in at times with his connection to a female alien.

Overall, if you were looking for unusual contrasts and hunting methods between the bounty hunters then I recommend you purchase this collection. However, if you’re looking for character depth and struggle then I would give this a miss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 April 2003
This book fills in a big chunk of the star wars universe which was
always very unclear. Who is Boba Fett? How come he keeps turning up in the movies? Did he really die in ROTJ, etc. etc.
Like all of the "tales" books, I'd recommend this book to any Star Wars fan, especially users of Public Transport, because the stories are perfectly sized for the bus into work.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning. 16 Jun 2001
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As Star Wars graphic novels go, 'The Sith War' is second only to 'Dark Empire'. This dramatic story takes place nearly 4000yrs before 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and in it the evil Sith have returned in the form of Sith Lord Exar Kun (from the 'Jedi Academy' novels) and fallen Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma (mentioned in 'Dark Empire' and star of the 'Tales of the Jedi'). This story contains twenty Dark Jedi, six full-scale battles and no less than four lightsaber battles. It's scale is pure Star Wars magic. Also, as the climax of the TOJ story arc, it has no irritating loose ends. Buy it or regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 18 Mar 2013
By Fred TC
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Really entertaining,

Excellent back stories to all the bounty hunters we know, or at least have heard of, and it gives us a new and vaster insight into the world of Star Wars...bought it to get me through boring days and ended up reading it all the time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book ! 4 Mar 2013
By E. Reay
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these are continuing tales following on from one another set between the old trilogy , a must read for any Star Wars fan !!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bonki Tongo.... 27 Jan 2012
Im pretty sure i read this way before 1996 but i could be mistaken, definitely read it though, remember Max Rebo making his way across the sands, but thats about it.

I did enjoy the book though, i remember that much, i always liked the Jabbas Palace scenes in ROTJ, so this book was a no brainer, just wish i could remember more of it, but maybe thats what was wrong with it, it wasn't memorable enough?

Ill probably buy the book again one day from amazon, just to refresh my memory stick =o)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tales From Jabba`s Palace 8 Mar 2011
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If your a fan Of Return of The Jedi, then this is the Star Wars novel for you. The tales in this novel flesh out the events in the film leading up to Jabba`s death. Each tale is told from a different character`s point of view and adds more layers to the story.

I found this to be and it kept me coming back for me. It was great to find out about the minor characters such as The Gamorrean Guard and Bib Fortuna.

If you like Star Wars and are not familiar with the novels then start with this one.
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