Han Solo Yıldızın Ucunda (Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures, #1)
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Han Solo Yıldızın Ucunda (Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures #1)

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Han Solo trusts no one, and does no favors. But when the best illegal ship rebuilder in the galaxy disappears, Han and Chewbacca agree to go after him—after all, the Millennium Falcon needs some very special repairs. Their search pits them against powerful and ruthless enemies out to destroy them, and finally leads them to an airless speck of desolate asteroid—the Authorit...more
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Published May 2005 by İthaki Yayınları (first published January 1st 1979)
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Brad
AC Crispin does herself no favours in my estimation in Han Solo: Rebel Dawn. Her books were just fine up until Interlude One, where she suddenly offers up a shitty encapsulation of Brian Daley's Han Solo at Star's End.

I am not sure why she couldn't simply have finished her story before the Star's End adventure happened (but I haven't finished her book either. I paused my reading so that I could read Daley's book, so I will return to her book tonight), but since I had the Daley books handy, she n...more
Bryan Schmidt
Still a fun read after all of these years but different than the Post-Expanded Universe books because it's mostly disconnected from the rest of the Star Wars Universe. Written at a time when Lucas was experimenting with his brand but didn't want anything written that would force his hand on the movies, etc., it takes Solo and Chewbacca off to a distant place far removed from The Empire, Jabba the Hutt and more. While it does examine their pre-Luke Skywalker life, it makes no references to anythi...more
Stefan
When a book is under 200 pages, there really isn't a whole lot to say without giving away most of the plot fairly quickly. Suffice it to say that Han Solo at Stars' End, while not about to win any prizes or anything, was a really fun book to read. Brian Daley throws his reader directly into the action and except for a brief pause now and then it's a frenetic pace from one harrowing situation to the next with our hero Han Solo and his trusty companion Chewbacca the Wookie.

This is a great side-st...more
Mark Oppenlander
This is a book I read a number of times when I was growing up. As one of the first additional Star Wars novels ever published, it fed my adolescent need for more stories featuring my favorite characters from the original trilogy, Han Solo and Chewbacca. So how does this book hold up as I re-read it in middle age?

Not bad, actually. Brian Daley had to write his Han Solo stories outside of the traditional Star Wars universe, so he moves the characters to a wing of the galaxy where another brutal mi...more
Paul Darcy
by Brian Daley, published in 1979.

Yes, I’m back on the Star Wars train and this ride by Brian Daley is certainly fast, wild and true to the flavour of the Star Wars Universe.

This is the first book by Brian Daley in the Han Solo Adventures, written not long after the first movie hit the big screens way back in 1977.

It features Han Solo, of course, as well as Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon. Fun stuff from start to finish - and what a finish, but I won’t spoil it for you.

This series of books b...more
Devon  Start
Me= star wars geek
han solo= the best character in star wars, and the first male role model i had that wasnt immediate family.
i remember being little and my babysitter had these books and i so wanted to read them. and when i finally did i was very glad. i have original hard covers of these books and i love to read them from time to time.
they are not really star wars, it seems more to me that the author had some sci fi stories that werent really going to sell, and he added han solo and chewbacca t...more
Jeff Jellets

Han made a sour face. “I happen to like to shoot first. As opposed to shooting second.”

Taking my niece and nephew to Walt Disney’s Star Wars weekend gave me the itch for a bit more of George Lucas’s universe and, eschewing the more modern material (much of which I have already read), I decided to dip back to 1979’s Han Solo at Stars’ End by Brian Daley. Somehow I just never had the chance to read Daley’s trilogy before -- which admittedly occupies a rather unique space in the Star Wars fictional...more
Angus Whittaker
I picked this up from my brother's bookshelf expecting another really crappy Star Wars spin-off written by a guy so unoriginal he can't think up ideas for himself, so has to steal them from George Lucas or someone else.
However, I was actually kind of impressed by this book. The writing wasn't amazing, but it turns out Brian Daley is (at least in my opinion) a decent writer. He has a dry, witty humor that adds a sort of depth to his book, if you know what I mean.
The plot seemed a bit garbled, t...more
Adam
The Brian Daley books have a lot going for them in some respects. It's interesting to compare them to Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which came out a year before this one. Both were written before ESB, when the GFFA was still young and unformed (the book was written before the Imperial March, isn't that weird?). They're basically ground zero for the EU. They're both pulp adventure stories, but beyond that they're totally different. Splinter is a jungle serial structured out of monster encounters an...more
Glenn
This was another example of Star Wars fiction published before The Empire Strikes Back took the Star Wars series to the next level. There's nothing earth-shattering here, but it's just a fun romp in the Star Wars universe from a time when Star Wars novels didn't have to add to or comply with a burgeoning and bloated Expanded Universe canon. Great fun.
Terence
I'm going to give this book a 3 because it is an enjoyable, if forgetable, read. The following two books in the series are also readable but got repetitious pretty fast.
Christopher Rush
To really enjoy this, one must try to remember what life was like before the Expanded Universe was large and complicated. I said that earlier for Splinter of the Mind's Eye, but it is still true for Brian Daley's early Han Solo trilogy. Daley's Han Solo doesn't sound too much like "our" Han Solo. Like many people who write sci-fi, he doesn't quite capture the feel, the characters, the universe, and instead makes the characters talk like they would had they been living in the '70s. This is frustr...more
David
This is one of the older Star Wars novel, as I recall, but one I had never bothered to read. However, since I picked it up for a quarter at a recent library sale, I figured I would get my money's worth.

I did!

This is a decent entry into the Star Wars universe. There being no mention of Luke or Leia, or the usual droids, it appears to be a prequel to the original Star Wars film, confusingly titled Episode IV: a New Hope. Instead, Han and Chewie are the main characters, puttering around in a secto...more
Stephen Shores
I'll address the series first, then this book.

This series is probably the most enjoyable of the pre-EU era (anything released before the Thrawn series). If you read the Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin, you'll find a kinder, gentler Han Solo, plus more realistic technology that matches the EU 'feel'. If you jump in to this series (which Crispin places chronologically a few chapters into Rebel Dawn), it might be a little bit of a shock. The way the Falcon is run in this series makes it seem more...more
Bradley
I've heard so much praise of this book and its two sequels, but I don't know, it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I guess I've read too many other Star Wars books to put it into context, as it was one of the first EU books published. I think my main problem was the isolationist approach the author is forced to adopt as George Lucas still hadn't completed ESB and ROTJ and given a bigger picture of the Star Wars galaxy at large. However, Brian Daley certainly makes a fast paced book and k...more
Bmj2k
I'm rereading this book for the first time in 30 years and the cool thing is that I am reading the same copy I've owned since 1979.

The best thing about this and the rest of the original Solo series, as well as Alan Dean Foster's Splinter of the Mind's Eye, is that the Star Wars universe was new and largely undefined. Brian Daley and Foster took the Star Wars charcters and, with no backstory baggage, put them into hard science fiction universes. These are real sci-fi novels, as opposed to the lat...more
Hyann

I really enjoy reading this book.. but it's not a great book and if the main character wasn't Han Solo or the book in the Star Wars Universe, this book would be a 2 stars only.

Pro: Adventure, action, like reading a good Conan story. Yep good guy beat the bad ones. easy light reading

Con: Chewbacca is a terrible character books or he's a challenge for the author who need to find 40 diffrents ways to express a growl.
They try to make Solo a hearthless mercenairy all the book, but he helps everybody...more
Rick
It really seems like Han and Chewie would have gotten into a lot more trouble for doing these things. Just sayin.
Gary
Maybe it was initially more for the nostalgia, I am glad to have read this after all these years.

It's fun to remember that this tie-in was very early in the public history of the Star Wars franchise. "Star Wars" the movie (A New Hope, these days) had JUST come out, and it was before Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo was an ageless space pirate/smuggler, and it's great to see one of (what would prove to be many) adventures.

It's a light read, definitely designed for young adult readers, but fun. The...more
Jacob
A fun Star Wars novel that had absolutely nothing to do with the rebellion or the empire.
Dave Martin
before everyone was writing Star Wars books. Before Disney and before political correctness. When "Han shot first" was the ONLY way the story went. All three of the Brian Daley Han Solo books should be a staple in any true Star Wars fan's library. They should be read and treasured like a vintage wine that the ability to make has been lost forever. A real treasure.
Todd Jensen
Last year I read this again ... just to see if I was nuts when I loved it so many years ago. No ... it's a pretty great book. I believe this is actually the first book I read cover to cover. I was a young, lonely kid in a new city, was blown away by the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and was consuming anything Star Wars related. Also, wanted to be more like Han Solo when I grew up ... cool, heroic, funny. I enjoyed the read, for nostalgic reasons, but also because I enjoy the warm 'Disney'...more
Ben
Swashbuckling. This book was a classic Han Solo/Chewbacca adventure. Very interesting plot. The characters were spot on as far as I could tell. There wasn't much wrong with this book besides the fact that there are many other better ones. That is the only reason I gave it three stars. There are not any big mistakes. One might argue that this book has the wrong feel to it, not Starwarsy enough. But I say bullcrap, this was one of the first SW books ever written so we can cut it some slack. Good r...more
Bob
The story was fast-paced and consistent with the characterizations developed in Episode IV of the star Wars franchise.
Paul McCain
A great pulp adventure story of Han and Chewie bopping around the galaxy and getting into trouble. Daley not only nails the depiction of Han Solo, but the situations they get into feel true to the essence of adventure at the heart of the original Star Wars trilogy. The way Han and Chewie escape from their straits with Ploovo Two-for-One near the book's opening is a blast to read. This is Star Wars as it's meant to be: pure popcorn repartee and action.
Daniel Millard
Drier than the Han Solo trilogy by AC Crispin, Daley also portrays Han as more mercenary than that author. A strange series of events sees Han rushing to rescue Chewbacca from a prison. While I wasn't terrifically thrilled with the plot in this book, I enjoy the introduction of droids Bollux and Blue Max, two recurring characters in Daley's Han Solo works.
Mike
If you are a Star Wars fan, but you haven't read this series, shame on you! While I really do like a few of the newer SW authors (James Luceno and Matthew Stover come to mind foremost among them), Daley deserves grandmaster status right up there with Foster. Unless I am mistaken, he wrote the radio adaptations of the Original SW Trilogy as well.
Ramon Lafee
Unos de los primeros libros (creo el segundo) basado en el universo de La guerra de las galaxias cuando ni siquiera estaba divida en episodios. Narra las aventuras de Han Solo tal como era el personaje en la película. Muy original si lo comparamos con la innumerable cantidad de novelas que existen hoy en día sobre la saga.
Mark
"I happen to LIKE to shoot first, Rekkkon. As opposed to shooting second." - Han Solo, Chapter 6
Ed Mittelstedt
This is the 3rd book in published order of the Star Wars Universe. Some of it was was over the top, especially the last 3rd of the book. But this is a good, adventurous romp. I especially liked how Han Solo's character was fleshed out more, as well as his love for the Millennium Falcon.
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Brian was born in Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey on Dec. 22, 1947. A blizzard kept him and his mother at the hospital over Christmas, and the nurses sang "Away in a Manger" to them.

His middle name is Charles. He grew up in Rockleigh, NJ. His mother's name was Myra and his father's name was Charles. He has an older brother, David, and a younger sister, also named Myra. He had no child...more
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