Tales from the New Republic (Star Wars)
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Tales from the New Republic (Star Wars)

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Written by some of today's leading science fiction writers, these tales sweep us into a world where the only laws are cunning, force, and power -- and only the bravest, craziest, and deadliest dare to tread. Here mercs and smugglers, gangsters and warriors fight toe to toe, side by side, and behind each other's backs in the backwaters of a universe ripped apart by war. . ....more
Mass Market Paperback, 397 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Banta Spectra (first published December 1st 1999)
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A better, if uneven collection of Star Wars "Tales." Some do little to expand the SW universe. The opening tale, which the closest ties to former SW stories, is unambiguously dated before Episode Four, while most of the others extend beyond Episode Six.
Chris Bell
Interlude at Darkknell by Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole: Loved it.
Jade Solitaire by Timothy Zahn: Loved It.
Gathering Shadows by Kathy Burdette: Enjoyed this one.
Hutt and Seek by Chris Cassidy & Tish Pahl: Fantastic, loved it.
The Longest Fall by Patricia A. Jackson: Didn't care for it at all.
Conflict of Interest by Laurie Burns: I liked this one quite a bit.
No Disintegrations, Please by Paul Danner: Not sure Fett would have done all that was done in this one, but I kinda liked the e...more
This was a great read! The Zahn/Stackpole collaberation was really wonderful and I loved reading about Hal Horn in particular. I also really liked the Pahl/Cassidy collaberation that featured Kyp. Frankly, the characterization of him there rang much truer than the one in Vector Prime. Jean Rabe's story was refreshing since it was told from an alien's POV and the Bobba Fett story had an interesting twist, even for this not-a-Fett-fan. There did seem to be an awful lot of dark Jedi in some of the...more
How many different stores in the SW EU have "steal plans for the Death Star" as part of the plot? There are at least two books, including this one, plus the adventures of Kyle Katarn in the original Dark Forces video game - the coolest one, before it was all about crazy lightsaber stuff and Jedi powers and you could just get all kinds of random awesome blasters and do cools tuff.

But hey, it's still hard to go wrong with a Timothy Zahn/Michael A. Stackpole team-up when you're working within the c...more
A good mix of stories, slightly better than the previous mos eisley cantina/jabbas palace short story collections which all featured the same overlapping story elements, the stories in this collection are a lot more spread out, and focus less on the main characters we are all used to. Finely anchored with a longer story from Timothy Zahn, i also enjoyed the one featuring Boba Fett, and another with Mara Jade. There are a few weaker ones towards the end though.
It was okay. If this was the first Star Wars book I ever read, I doubt I'd read another one. But, since it's far from that it was...okay. If you're like me, and you're trying to read ALL of the EU titles, you'll burn through it and forget it. If you like Star Wars and want to read some EU titles, don't go to this one first, there are far better EU books out there.
This was my least favorite of all the short story collections. I had a hard time caring about most of the stories and the characters. The book overall just didn't really capture my attention. There were a few gems in the book, especially the material by Zahn and Stackpole, but overall not worth the time.
Out of all the anthologies this is the best. And there is a must read timothy zahn short in this as well.
Sep 01, 2011 Tarsier rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
I wouldn't give every story 5 stars, but this collection includes some of my all-time favorite SW stories.
Christopher Murphy
Good anthology. Especially enjoyed "Simple Tricks".
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