Star Wars: Tales from the Empire (Star Wars Legends)
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
To give you an idea of how much I enjoyed the first few stories, I had to go buy the book instead of staying with the library book! Definitely a good book for any Star Wars book collection!
1st story (First Contact, by Timothy Zahn): Thinking cute little story & then I recognize the name of the person at the end - woah! Not sure time period, but guessing probably before Return of the Jedi.
Looks like you might be able to cont ...more
Introduction Peter Schweighofer
WAY too detailed on the RPGs and other nerd-dom, but how the Expanded Universe came into existence and how he came to know the other writers is interesting.
First Contact Timothy Zahn
Simple story of the introduction of Mara Jade and Talon Karrde. Has a littl ...more
it's alright, way better than tales of the bounty hunters which I read immediately before this. despite being named "tales from the empire" it's primarily about people messing with and hating the empire
a woman drinks a glass of Elba Water in this. mara lays into karrde for his shitty puns.
please read if you want to hear people talk about "nudes" in a star wars book which, surprisingly, means exact ...more
Tinian on Trial ⭐⭐
The Final Exit ⭐⭐
Missed Chance ⭐⭐⭐
Retreat from Coruscant ⭐⭐
A Certain Point of View ⭐⭐
Blaze of Glory ⭐⭐
Slaying Dragons ⭐
Do No Harm ⭐⭐
Side Trip ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Contains the worst collection of stories thus far in the "Tales from" series, but worth the read just for the novella Side Trip, which includes Corran and Hal Horn, Zekka Thyne, and Grand Admiral Thrawn. First Contact was also not too bad, featuring Talon Karrde, as well as Missed Chance, another Corran Horn tale. The ...more
In series fiction, short story writers have the advantage of usi ...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
Some of the stories were bland and boring. Stackpole and Zahn pushed this to a 3.5 star, but it's not enough for me to make it 4 stars.
"First Contact": We learn how Mara and Talon first meet.
"The Final Exit": Captain Ross is interesting. The author weaves in the humor well.
"Missed Chance": I forgot that Whistler convinced Corran to join the Rebellian ( ...more
That's the only story I could touch, and I can't remember much of it or if I even finished it. The sup ...more
Sure there are some mildly interesting or amusing stories but being so short and with no real scope ...more
This book is in a way Star Wars fan fiction. It does what I wanted of the book and that's show us what life is like for other characters in the Star Wars universe.
Side Trip was a really engaging story that had the Return of the Jedi feel I would have liked to see more of. I think the variety of stories collected give a sort of big picture view of the Star Wars universe.
It's a cool look for Star Wars fans who aren't sure what series to st ...more
"Missed Chance" by Stackpole and the "Side Trip" collab by Zahn and Stackpole make this collection worth it, I guess.