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In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke — if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some...

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Overview

In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke — if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some of them may even live to tell it. . . .

Featuring original stories by: 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.

This anthology of 19 stories concerns one of the denizens of the palace of the bulbous blob, Jabba the Hutt. This collection features stories by a fantastic array of imaginative SF talents, including Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, George Alec Effinger, and Kenneth C. Flint. Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553568158
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Star Wars Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 221,088
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.81 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson

Jim Butcher is the author of the USA Today best-selling series "The Dresden Files" for Roc and the high fantasy series "The Codex Alera" for Ace. "The Dresden Files" is also a successful series of audio books; has been optioned for a television series by the SCI FI Channel; and is currently being developed into an online roleplaying game. A martial arts enthusiast and a skilled equestrian rider, Jim lives in Missouri with his wife and son.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale 1
Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef 41
That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb 60
A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Oola's Tale 80
Let Us Prey: The Whiphid's Tale 102
Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade 120
And Then There Were Some: The Gamorrean Guard's Tale 139
Old Friends: Ephant Mon's Tale 157
Goatgrass: The Tale of Ree-Yees 176
And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale 192
Of the Day's Annoyances: Bib Fortuna's Tale 224
The Great God Quay: The Tale of Barada and the Weequays 252
A Bad Feeling: The Tale of EV-9D9 268
A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale 295
Tongue-tied: Bubo's Tale 317
Out of the Closet: The Assassin's Tale 323
Shaara and the Sarlacc: The Skiff Guard's Tale 339
A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett 346
Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer's Tale 372
Epilogue: Whatever Became Of ...? 416
About the Authors 421
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    Extrordinarally Spectacular book

    This book is one of the most spectacular Star Wars books I have ever read. I think It is important for people to read this book to understand Jabba's Palace a little more. I liked the movie better after I read this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Tales from Jabbas Palace was an interesting book. It was full of

    Tales from Jabbas Palace was an interesting book. It was full of stories that were each different but all followed the same 
    basic scenes from Return of the Jedi. I originally thought that this book was worthy of a four star rating but 
    the last 5 or 6 stories were truly just boring, took to long, or were just to short. Heres all of the stories and 
    what I thought about each one.
                                                                                                                                                                                           
    1.  A boy and his Monster: The Rancor Keepers Tale:   A good way to start the book. Very interesting.

    2.  Tasters Choice: the Tale of Jabbas Chef:   An interesting take on a character we never really got to see

    3.  Thats Entertainment: the Tale of Salacious Crumb:   Slightly confusing in the beginning but ends well.

    4.  A time to Mourn: A time to Dance: Oola's Tale:  If it wasn't for Luke Skywalker this story would have been incredibly boring.

    5.  Let us Prey: the Whipids Tale: Sort of dull and confusing.

    6.  Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade: EXCELLENT!!!! Now this is STAR WARS!!!!!!!

    7.  And the there were some: the Gamorrean Guards Tale: Boring and sad.  

    8.  Old Friends: Ephant Mons Tale:  Not bad. A different take on the story that we all know

    9.  Goat Grass: the Tale of Ree-Yees:  I did not really care for this story but others have told me they like it so you be the judge.

    10. And the Band Played on: The Bands Tale: I really liked this story. It was interesting and fun.

    11. Of the Days Annoyances: Bib Fortunas Tale: Started a little slow but ended up being one of my favorite stories.

    12. The Great God Quay: The tale of Brada and the Weequays: Did not care for it all.

    13.  A bad feeling: the Tale of EV-9D9: AWFUL! BORING! TERRIBLE! WPRST STORY IN THE BOOK!!!!

    14.  A free Quaren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale: Better than I thought it would be.

    15.  Tongue-Tied: Bubos Tale: Short, Sweet, Simple, Got to the point.

    16.  Out of the Closet: The Assassin's Tale: Boring, Dry, Dull, Awful.

    17.  Sharaa and the Sarlacc: The Skiff Guards Tale: Boring. Not memorable at all.  

    18.  A Barve Like That: The Tale of Bobba Fett: I had really high expectations for this one and was let down. SO BORING!

    19.  Skin Deep: The Fat Dancers Tale:  WAY TO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BORING!!!!!!!!!! A STORY ABOUT SOME FAT 6 BOOB DANCER SHOULD NOT BE 44 PAGES LONG! ( which is long in this book)


    Well there you go. Overall I would recommend this book. It has its highs and lows but overall is a book worth reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    Real Name: Tales of all the people trying to kill Jabba!

    The 19 stories from this book really show who the little seen people of Jabbas palace stay alive in such a evil hive of scum and villainy. Many of Jabbas 'Loyal' buddies are ready to knock him off at the first oppertunity.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    What the fat slug didn't notice

    These stories are really good; this is just as strong a collection as Tales from Mos Eisley. It also has the same drawback: there is some repetition and overlap (though not as bad as in Mos Eisley). It will amaze you that so much was going on under Jabba's nose. The best stories are the EV-9D9 story, Boba Fett's story, and Mara Jade's story (by Zahn, of course). Worth a read, especially since the whole 'Tales from...' thing has since gotten out of hand. I'm sure it won't be long before we get 'Tales from Mos Espa' and 'Tales from the Jedi Temple.'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

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    Great Back Stories

    Star Wars Tales From Jabba's Palace is a great compilation of short stories from various authors. Kevin J. Anderson edits this book and does a good job of it. The stories take place at various times ranging from when life in the palace was normal to the time Luke Skywalker and his friends turned the place into an uproar. There are really good back stories for characters that are unmissable in Jabba's court and for those whom you see on screen in Star Wars VI for barley a moment. An altogether fun and entertaining novel that's pretty easy to read, thanks to it's being broken into nineteen stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    As well as here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Im gay

    I like guys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Hate Jabba, heart the entorage.

    I have always luuuved the Jabba's Palace scenes. Take it from a SW information freak, your gonna want to read this book. Five thousand stars!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    To sam

    Do you always have to be so mean to fash? I think its funny that you fell in love with your self too. He didn't know you rped two people. So if your going to kick him for laughing at you, then kick me too. Because i think its is kind of funny. - trissaca

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2011

    NOT BANTHA FODDER

    Loved it read want it

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    Beware of Schemers

    Perhaps I am a bit biased toward this book, let me explain. Ever since watching Star Wars, I became hooked on the Jabba's Palace scene from Return of the Jedi. I loved the characters and the overall atmosphere of the scene. Heck, my first action figure was of Ree-Yees, who features in this book.

    The stories focus on two pivitol scenes in the Return of the Jedi movie. However, the book is told from the points of view of the denizens of Jabba's court, this also means that there will be retellings of events, but the different points of view add extra textures to what you see in the movie, allowing you a glimpse of what is really going on during the scene in the movie.

    I recommend this book for the casual Star Wars fan for light reading, as the stories are rather short, but I also recommend it for die-hard fans such as myself, who want to know every little detail about the Star Wars universe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    What happens in Jabba's palace stays in Jabba's palace!

    I love short stories even though some of these stories are a little too short.Tale's From Jabba's Palace has a central plot of unsolved murders occuring in the palace as each individual writer spins off each other's story. I find the stories more toward the end to be some of the better stories, especially the Bib Fortuna and Boba Fett stories. The Assassians tale is a great one as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2005

    Jabba and his Entourage are AWESOME!

    This is the best 'Tales of...' book! I never really appreciated the Jabba scene but now I love it. My favorite tales are the rancor keeper's tale, the gamorrean's tale, Bib Fortuna's tale, Mara Jade's tale, Ephant Mon's tale, the band's tale, the weequay's tale, Tessek's tale, and EV-9D9's tale. It is a must read for any SW fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2001

    A Great book

    This book was really good! What I liked most was that each story went according to the other. For example when an event happened and there were some characters there, in each of their stories they describe it by their point of view. It also made me want to watch the ROTJ to see all the characters. I definitely recomend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2000

    one great book

    Filled with stories of jabba's palace and his partners.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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