Tales from the Empire by Peter Schweighofer
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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 slip-up can get them all killed.

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

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

(r), TM and (c) 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

About Peter Schweighofer

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Craig Carey has contributed to dozens of Star Wars projects over the past decade, including most recently "Coruscant and the Core Worlds." Jason Fry co-authored "Coruscant and the Core Worlds," writes the Bookshelf column for "Star Wars Insider," and was a regular contributor to "Star Wars Gamer." Expo award-winning game designer Jeff Quick was formerly Senior Editor of "Star Wars Gamer" magazine and Editor-in-Chief of "Star Wars Insider." A full-time ENnie-nominated writer living in New York, Jeffrey Quinn has written for several game companies, including Bastion Press, Goodman Games, Mystic Eye Games, Phoenix Rising Games, Thunderhead Games, and Zeitgeist Games. Daniel Wallace is the "New York Times" best-selling writer of "Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters." His most recent credit for Wizards of the Coast, Inc., was "Coruscant and the Core Worlds."
Published June 28, 2011 by Spectra. 336 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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