Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Brian Daley
Cover Artist: Dean Ellis
Cover Price: $8.95
ISBN: 0-345-28475-5 - First
Into the Death Tube
Han Solo drove his swoop into the weather station's giant emission cylinder. The pursuing craft hung back a moment, the followed.
"Stay gripped!" he called to the woman behind him, jockeying the swoop to face his enemies. They scattered, then dropped onto his tail again, ready to trap him at the cylinder's far end.
Han speeded up once more. The engine pod blared its power. The end of the emission cylinder was swinging, first revealing and then concealing meter-and-a-half wide openings in the gridwork as it moved. The opening Han had selected expanded before him as he drove toward it. There was terrible moment of doubt...then the gridwork passed him like a shadow, and they were in the open.
He took a quick look behind. Pieces of wreckage were raining slowly toward the ground; one of his pursuers had tried to emulate him and failed.