By Kevin J. Anderson
Within the dusty warmth of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in 100 worlds, grasp of an enormous crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for leisure (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt may have made an exceptional shaggy dog story -- if he were not so risky. A forged of infantrymen, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and delight seekers have come to his palace, and each customer to Jabba's grand homestead has a narrative. a few of them will also dwell to inform it. . . .
Featuring unique tales through: Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, George Alec Effinger, Kenneth C. Flint, Esther Friesner, Barbara Hambly, Daryl F. Mallett, J.D. Montgomery, Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens, Jennifer Roberson, Kathy Tyers, Deborah Wheeler, Dave Wolverton, William F. Wu, Timothy Zahn.
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It was once anything alright. I had whatever. easy probably, yet fresh, open, and sincere. humorous, yet I haven’t considered it for many years. yet, two times today—” “What? ” she requested, shedding her hand and stepping again to eye me questioningly. figuring out I’d slipped off right into a bizarre reverie, I jerked myself again. “Oh … nothing,” I acknowledged sharply. “But glance, please simply think me, Valarian. There’s a knot tying me to Jabba that no funds or offers are gonna lower. ” She regarded difficult into my eyes and nodded recognition. “Okay. ” She smiled. “I should still name you my enemy, yet I can’t. No difficult emotions. ” I smiled, too. “None. good, I’d greater come back now. Been long gone an hour already. ” I became to the door. “Just remember,” she referred to as to me as I went out, “if you do continue to exist the autumn, you may come paintings for me. ” while I went again in the course of the foyer, the dead-meat squad used to be coming in to scrape up the stiffs. Talmont was once there, and his squinty gaze me out. He used to be fearful now. either suns have been excessive within the sky while I obtained again to the palace. I got here into the throne room to discover where in an uproar. appeared I’d neglected really a celebration! I’d already gotten a part of the tale from Barada within the storage. All approximately how that man in black have been in cahoots with that different bunch out to rescue Han Solo. How he’d claimed to be a Jedi named Skywalker and had threatened the Hutt with being destroyed. How he’d killed Malakili’s puppy rancor within the pit. and the way he was once now cooling his heels within the dungeon besides Solo and that Wookiee we’d stuck earlier than. quickly they might all climb aboard the sail barge and head out for the good Pit of Carkoon. I moved via a bustling throng headed for Jabba’s throne. He used to be blithely pulling away at his hookah, giving proprietary tugs on the chain of that captured lady who’d changed terrible Oola. yet i used to be hijacked midway there by way of Tessek, one in every of Jabba’s least reliable lieutenants. The Quarren used to be anxious. each appendage on his head was once twitching. He pulled me apart and talked in low, fast tones: “Have you heard what occurred? ” “I heard all approximately it. ” “All? ” he stated. “But I’ll bet you don't know this! ” His voice dropped decrease, taking-on a personal tone. “I checked in this Skywalker. i feel he actually is a Jedi Knight. ” although intrigued through this, I didn’t convey it. “So what? ” “There is extra. I used my contacts to examine the Imperial sought after lists. All our prisoners are on it, even the 2 droids! and they're thought of most deadly. ” “Dangerous to the Empire. ” “I imagine to us, too. those humans destroyed the demise celebrity! This Skywalker fought Darth Vader and survived! Why may they arrive the following and so simply be caught—unless it really is on function. ” “What objective? ” “To spoil Jabba. i think … Wait! ” He had noticed that wretched little vermin Salacious Crumb creeping shut round, and he took a kick on the being. Crumb gave a high-pitched cackle and scampered away. “Filthy scum,” Tessek stated with disgust. “I am yes it spies on me! besides, i think there's an Alliance plot afoot.