Star Wars: Tales from The Empire
December 1997
320ppg

Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Author: various
Cover Artist: Matt Busch

Cover Price: $5.99
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 0-553-57876-6 -

NOTES
This anthology features stories collected from the Star Wars Adventure Journal game books, originally published by West End Games.

The stories included are:
"First Contact" by Timothy Zahn (from SWAJ #1)
"Tinian on Trial" by Kathy Tyers (from SWAJ #4)
"The Final Exit" by Patricia A. Jackson (from SWAJ #4)
"Missed Chance" by Michael A. Stackpole (from SWAJ #7)
"Retreat from Coruscant" by Laurie Burns (from SWAJ #7)
"A Certain Point of View" by Charlene Newcomb (from SWAJ #8)
"Blaze of Glory" by Tony Russo (from SWAJ #8)
"Slaying Dragons" by Angela Philips (from SWAJ #9)
"Do No Harm" by Erin Endom (from SWAJ #10)
"Side Trip" by Timothy Zahn (Part One and Part Four) and Michael A. Stackpole (Part Two and Part Three) (from SWAJ #12 & 13)

SYNOPSIS
Culled from the pages of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, one of the most popular Star Wars magazines in the field today, comes this exciting new short-story collection. Here are stories from such award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, and Kathy Tyers as well as exciting newcomers, including Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson. From the desperate flight of a civilian mail courier carrying vital Rebel intelligence through an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial prison, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously hired by an actor turned Jedi Knight turned Imperial assassin for one final transformation, these tales capture all the high adventure, imaginative genius, and nonstop action that are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga.

What's more, the centerpiece of this magnificent collection is the short novel Side Trip, the first-ever collaboration between Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, in which a freighter smuggling arms for the Rebels is commandeered by an Imperial Star Destroyer led by a mysterious helmeted figure who claims to be the notorious bounty hunter Jodo Kast. It is all part of a devious plan that includes Hal and Corran Horn, who are working undercover to nail the infamous Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. But one slipup can get them all killed.

Collected for the first time, Star Wars: Tales from the Empire is one book no fan will want to be without.


Original Printing
Star Wars Adventure Journal #1 (paperback)
February, 1994; ISBN: 0-87431-400-3 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #4 (paperback)
November, 1994; ISBN: 0-87431-403-8 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #7 (paperback)
August, 1995; ISBN: 0-87431-406-2 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #8 (paperback)
November, 1995; ISBN: 0-87431-407-0 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #9 (paperback)
February, 1996; ISBN: 0-87431-408-9 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #10 (paperback)
May, 1996; ISBN: 0-87431-409-7 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #12 (paperback)
February, 1997; ISBN: 0-87431-411-9 - 1st
Star Wars Adventure Journal #13 (paperback)
May, 1997; ISBN: 0-87431-412-7 - 1st


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