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Preview — Tales from the Empire by Peter Schweighofer
Tales from the Empire (Star Wars)
A pleasant, if spotty, collection of stories--mostly occurring between Episodes Five and Six. The opening story is notably from after Episode Six. Corran Horn's appearances are inverted within this sequence.
It's always a pleasure to make the acquaintance of Mara Jade, Admiral Thran and Corran Horn, with the later two working together in a short Timothy Zahn-Micheal Stackpole novel.
Then there was Schweighofer's pointless...more
This collection of 13 short stories by nine authors is an outgrowth from the Star Wars Adventure Journal and the Star Wars role-playing games. Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, Kathy Tyers, Patricia A. Jackson, Laurie Burns, Charlene Newcomb, Tony Russo, Angela Phillips, and Erin Endom have written engaging tales about the peripheral characters?rather than the stars Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker?who add to the rich tapestry of George Lucas's space opera. Rec
Surprisingly enjoyable as anthologies go, this one is a collection of "best of the best" stories from the Star Wars Adventure Journal, which may best be described as a fanzine that took itself extremely seriously, and had both the professional funding and "research" backing to do so. Some stories are weaker, some are definitely stronger: "Slaying Dragons" is light and cute, "First Contact" is a fun look into how Talon Karrde and Mara Jade first met, and "Side Trip" is good clean...more
"Missed Chance" by Stackpole and the "Side Trip" collab by Zahn and Stackpole make this collection worth it, I guess.