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Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (Star Wars: The Adventures of Lando Calrissian #3)

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Still on their quest for easy credits and an occasional Sabacc game, Lando and Vuffi Ra come across a young Oswat, adrift and starving. After saving his life, they agree to meet him at the entrance of his home at the StarCave of ThonBoka. Needless to say, this gets them into more trouble when they discover Lando's old nemesis, Rokur Gepta, waiting for them.
Mass Market Paperback, 181 pages
Published November 12th 1983 by Del Rey
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Adam
Apr 24, 2014 Adam rated it liked it
L. Neil Smith isn't a bad writer, and these stories aren't bad, but seemingly every decision made in their creation is totally nonsensical. We are establishing Lando's background in these stories: broadening his character, exploring his milieu, and giving him some touchstone adventures. But while we nominally start off with Lando doing his actual thing (gambling) and he occasionally returns to the sabacc table throughout the adventures, the central narrative is totally foreign to Lando. He doesn ...more
Ben Yandle
Aug 15, 2015 Ben Yandle rated it it was ok
I really like some of the concepts in this one. The Oswaft and the Silentium add a new and interesting to the variety of life in Star Wars and i would like to see them used more. However like the other 2 these stories are just not that good. For one if you removed all the cigar bribing, and someone getting out or around any situation by getting people to sabaac ( even millennium old giant space manta rays) this book would loose like a third of its subject matter. It happens so much in all three ...more
Ell Eastwood
This one is getting one star more than the first two books. All my issues about them are still basically there, but either I've gotten used to it or there was something more to this book that the others didn't have.

Actually, there was. Lots of plots and pieces from the first two books where sort of explored and explained here, which meant it tied everything up very nicely. The only thing I feel really cheated out of was seeing Lando being an actual con man, and not just being told that he is one
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Christopher Rush
Despite L. Neil Smith's attempts to tank it, this ends up a fairly decent story and enjoyable read. It doesn't feel like Lando is in it much, since Smith spends some time wrapping up threads of supporting characters from the earlier installments (which is a nice touch) as well as introducing some new supporting characters while channeling his inner Diane Duane (with a sprinkling of Marshak and Culbreath) - this aspect does not always work as well, since it is intentionally obtuse for most of the ...more
Mark Oppenlander
L. Neil Smith wraps up his Lando Calrissian series with this uneventful entry. In this chapter of the continuing story, the titular character and his mechanical co-pilot, Vuffi Raa, encounter a species that can live in the pure vacuum of space, the oswaft. For reasons that were somewhat fuzzy to this reader at least, Lando and Vuffi decide to assist this species, which is dealing with starvation due to a siege from the Centrality Navy (why the Centrality cares about this species of manta-like de ...more
Jaime
Jul 06, 2016 Jaime rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was not a good way to wrap up the Lando Adventures. It was boring.
I also felt that the amount of smoking was greater than in the other 2 Lando books. We don't see much smoking outside of the cantina and Jabba in the movies, so I found it a bit ridiculous.

Lehesu is an Oswaft, a race of aliens who are persecuted and now endangered. They live in the ThonBoka, a cloud of dust and gas in space. Lehesu calls on Lando and Vuffi Raa (though really, the Millennium Falcon) for help. I like how the Os
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Hector
Jan 24, 2012 Hector rated it it was amazing
An entertaining read. It's pretty much a stand-alone story (along with the previous two titles in the series); "Lando Calrissian and the StarCave of ThonBoka" is not really connected to the overall "Star Wars" mythos, other than the setting being during Lando Calrissian's ownership of the Millenium Falcon, as briefly touched upon in "Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back." ("What have you done to my ship?") I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between Lando and his droid, Vuffi Raa. I've ...more
Erik
Oct 01, 2015 Erik rated it did not like it
Not as many plot holes and logical lapses as the others in the trilogy, but still suffers from the all the other issues: characters with zero individuality who exist only to drive the plot forward, too much sabaac, mediocre writing, and a Lando who doesn’t act like the Lando from the movies.
Aaron Meyer
Jan 07, 2016 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it
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Again another quasi-Star Wars book. I must admit that this one was a little fun if not strange to boot. We finally see an end to all the chasing of Lando and find out the origins of Vufii Raa.
Roy
Sep 12, 2012 Roy rated it did not like it
Simply put, the worst book I've ever read. Dull, tedious, the only redeeming feature is that it was so short although it certainly didn't feel like it. As close to unreadable as I've encountered and I wouldn't recommend it to even the most ardent Star Wars fan.
Stephen T Shores
Sep 29, 2013 Stephen T Shores rated it really liked it
A good ending to the series. The author wrapped it up a little too quickly for my taste, but all of the ends were neatly tied up, if a bit too compact. I enjoyed the plot of this one more than the second. We need more Lando!
Tom Cameron
Apr 02, 2011 Tom Cameron rated it did not like it
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Ugh... what a terribly written book.
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L. Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado. His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas; Salina, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Gifford, Illinois (all before he completed 5th grade) and then St. John’s, Newfoundland and Ft. Walton Beach, F ...more
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