Star Wars Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

by Kevin J. Anderson

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Overview

Sixteen stories from the most infamous cantina in the universe...by some of today's leading writers of science fiction.

In a far corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jazz riffs in the universe.  But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves....

Featuring original stories by:

Kevin J. Anderson * Doug Beason * M. Shayne Bell * David Bischoff * A.C.
Crispin * Kenneth C. Flint * Barbara Hambly * Rebecca Moesta * Daniel Keys
Moran * Jerry Oltion * Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens * Jennifer Roberson
* Kathy Tyers * Tom Veitch & Martha Veitch * Dave Wolverton * Timothy
Zahn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553564686
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1995
Series: Star Wars
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 237,169
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has written many bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader’s Choice Award. He also holds the Guinness World Record for largest single-author signing.

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Star Wars Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered who the weird lookin' little bat person was that was reaching for a drink in the Cantina in Star Wars IV? Well her name's Kabe by the way, and if you are wondering about any other characters, read this book. It'll tell you the back ground stories of all those funny lookin' wierdos!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. If you've ever wonderd who that mysterious humanoid is smoking a pipe by the bar you'll find out. If youve ever wonderd the names of all the bith band members, they're story is in here. Ever question you could have about the mos eisly cantina scene can be answered in this book.
alcrosby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun read. A great job of providing background for the movie that don't necessarily "fit" the rest of the storyline, but provide fun insight.
slothman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An anthology of tales following the various characters in the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope. Some of them may have only gotten a few seconds of screen time, but the various authors flesh them out with back stories that lead to them being in that particular place at that particular time. Some weave the cantina into the story, while others touch on it only tangentially; a few of the stories even interact, with events in one having effects in another.The writing quality is a mixed bag, ranging from so-so to quite good; my favorite is Daniel Keys Moran's Empire Blues, but I must admit I was already a fan of DKM's writing when I picked up the book. Overall, the book is a fun visit to the Star Wars universe.
vegaheim on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
not enough stars, super. same event, different perspective. explains alot, brings different species/characters to life and explains about behaviour etc. great read (steph recommended)
clong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is that rare anthology where the whole is actually less than the sum of its parts. Each author felt compelled to make their character extraordinary, with most of them turning out to be latent rebels in waiting. Why couldn't someone have just written an interesting story about a depressed drunk facing a dead-end job, political oppression, lack of opportunity, and other nasty attributes of the imperial dystopia? Daniel Keys Moran's contribution, about a Devaronian with an ugly secret in his past who was trying to remain anonymous, was my favorite.
badgenome on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first of the Tales from... books; basically, a whole bunch of those weird-looking aliens from A New Hope are given motives and backstories and such. It's a mixed bag, but some of the stories are pretty cool, and it does a better job of not stepping on any toes than the vast majority of Expanded Universe stuff.
bigocb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't really enjoy the "tales from" series. I guess I prefer full length stories in the Star Wars galaxy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Griff- medcat. Higher than Reaper but lower than Captain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this is what I call great. Good literary work and spelling! I cannot wait to read more! Four stars for a fantastic read! And yes I am addressing this to the crossover not the actual book whose review thing we stole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh no! The ponies!.. and dragon! Keep going, this is some crazy sh<_>it right here!
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OH. MY. FU<_>CKING. GOD. KEEPGOINGORIWILLDIE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continue!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting, creative, and gave a good look into characters that wern't in the movies. My favorite stories ad to be the one about the moisture farmer, the one about the Tals and Kabe, and above all... the one about Ponda Baba and Dr.Evazan, because, in my opinion, Ponda Baba is fantastic, cool character who nobody seems to give the love he deserves. It was the first thing I have ever found that showed at least some of the character and in my opionin that alone deserves 5 stars.
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ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
There is an interesting idea behind all of these stories. Every story is about a character that you would catch a glimpse of in the first Star Wars movie's cantina scene. At some point, the main character will find themselves in the cantina at the exact moment Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi walk in the door for the first time. The collection of stories as a whole were good, but "Nightlily" by Barbara Hambly was the best. It was absolutely hilarious. "Hammertong" by Timothy Zahn ranks a close second.
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