Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace (Star Wars)
One of the more prolific--and proficient--Star Wars authors, Kevin J. Anderson, edits and contributes to this anthology of ... well, tales from Jabba's palace. Each of the 19 short tales focuses on a different personality, from the rancor keeper to Salacious Crumb, putting faces and facts on the internecine intrigue swirling around everyone's favorite Huttese crime lord. (As it turns out, you can find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Mos Eisley.) Find out how Bib
"A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale"
"Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef"
"That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb"
"A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Oola's Tale"
"Let Us Prey: The Whiphid's Tale"
"Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade"
"And Then Th...more
In a shared world like Star Wars, I like anthologies like this. As well as providing stories with many flavours, I can get a feeling for how good or bad various authors are - and then perhaps pursue other books in the world by the good authors. With that in mind, here are my thoughts on the authors in this book.
Kevin J Anderson (rancor): fun, easy to read
Barbara Hambly (chef): ok but clumsy and conf...more
This collection was pretty cool. B'omarr monks, that enough made this collection cool. I enjoyed Tales of the Bounty Hunters a little bit more, as this really revolved directly around the Sarlac feeding and what leads up to it, which means many of the stories have some real overlap.
Boba vs Sarlacc. It was kind of a weirdly written story.
As with any collection of stories, there were good reads and bad reads.
My least favorite read: Out of the Closet: The Assassin's Tale
My favorite read: Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer's Tale
I enjoy these types of stories that expose a different angle or prospective of famous events that were shown in the movie...
As a kid back in the 90's, I loved reading this one over and over, delving into the lives of the inhabitants of Jabba's Palace.
Tales From Jabba's Palace contains short stories by various authors, each focusing on a different character yet taking place at approximately the same time, generally alongside the events of the movie.
Inevitably, some of these stories are a little better than others, but all are well-written and enjoyable. If you have any interest at all in the seedy underbelly of Star...more
Each short story on it's own is interesting, and together they form a cohesive narative that shows how much conspiracy and plotting was going on under Jabba's rule.
I recommend this to any Star Wars fan to read.
He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in coll...more