Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Fool's Bargain (Novella)

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This novella includes an excerpt from the novel STAR WARS: SURVIVOR'S QUEST by Timothy Zahn and an interview with the author.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES A DEAL

The history of the planet Kariek has been one of seemingly endless violence— thanks to the constantly erupting revolutions among the many divided tribes of the native Eickarie race battling for dominance. Yet none of these tribes has held sway since a mysterious Warlord and his legion of alien mercenaries seized power and began a fifty-year reign of terror.

Now, at last, the tide may be turning: the leaders of the warring Eickarie factions have forged an alliance—strong enough to capture a city and corner the Warlord and his minions in their fortress. And the post-Palpatine Empire of the Hand is lending support to this revolt against tyranny by deploying no less a fighting force than the Imperial 501st Legion of stormtroopers.

Once infamously known as “Vader’s Fist,” the legendary 501st are the best men for the dangerous objective at hand—capturing the Warlord alive. It’s a risky mission that might be jeopardized when Imperial unit commander Twister and his comrades, Shadow, Cloud, and Watchman, are waylaid by a band of zealous freedom fighters, armed with their own agenda . . . and plenty of firepower. The Eickarie renegades—determined to free hundreds of their people from the Warlord’s dungeons—have an offer to make, and a strategy that could give the Imperials the edge in the bloody showdown to come. But can Twister and his men trust their new allies? Or will they get more than they bargain for?
 

About Timothy Zahn

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Timothy Zahn is a Hugo Award-winner, and author of the "New York Times" best seller "Heir to the Empire". Born in Chicago, he earned a B.S. in physics from MichiganStateUniversity and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois. He sold his first story to "Analog" in 1978, and immediately attracted attention as a new writer of science fiction based on real, cutting-edge science. Baen recently published his popular Cobra trilogy in one volume. His other popular series include the "Conqueror" and "Dragonback" novels. Zahn has written over twenty novels.
 
Published February 3, 2004 by Ballantine Books. 305 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Because about six years later Mr. Zahn returned to Star Wars writing with the two-book "Hand of Thrawn" series that seemed to serve little other purpose (besides making money for the Lucas Empire) than to correct some of the mistakes made in the sequels, most notably the relationship between Luke...

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The release of Timothy Zahn's literate, action-packed “Heir to the Empire” revitalized “Star Wars” as a publishing phenomenon, leading to more than 100 “Star Wars” books.

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Han Solo rounds up a crew of shady characters in “Star Wars: Scoundrels,” the latest “Star Wars” adventure by Timothy Zahn.

Mar 08 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Wars: Fool's Bargain (No...

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Han Solo rounds up a crew of shady characters in “Star Wars: Scoundrels,” the latest “Star Wars” adventure by Timothy Zahn.

Mar 08 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Wars: Fool's Bargain (No...

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