Tales from the Empire: Star Wars Legends

By Peter Schweighofer

Culled from the pages of the Star Wars experience Journal, essentially the most renowned Star Wars magazines within the box this day, comes this fascinating new short-story collection.  Here are tales from such award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers in addition to interesting newbies, together with Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson.  From the determined flight of a civilian mail courier wearing important insurgent intelligence via an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial felony, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously employed by means of an actor grew to become Jedi Knight grew to become Imperial murderer for one ultimate transformation, those stories seize all of the excessive experience, innovative genius, and nonstop motion which are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga.

What's extra, the center-piece of this remarkable assortment is the quick novel Side Trip, the first-ever collaboration among Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, during which a freighter smuggling palms for the Rebels is commandeered by means of an Imperial big name Destroyer led by means of a mysterious helmeted determine who claims to be the infamous bounty hunter Jodo Kast.  It is all a part of a devious plan that comes with Hal and Corran Horn, who're operating undercover to nail the notorious Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. yet one slip-up can get all of them killed.

Collected for the 1st time, Star Wars(r): stories from the Empire is one booklet no fan may want to be without.

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Supporting to slay synthetic dragons—I’ve been operating as a tech. ” He took a seat subsequent to Shannon’s computing device. “Where? ” “Oh, diverse places,” he acknowledged. His darkish eyes wandered over the room. “Are you continue to interpreting these outdated tales grandmother gave you? ” he requested as he noticed the tale platform on her computing device. “Yep,” acknowledged Shannon, “even although mom says I should still outgrow them, like dolls. ” “I don’t see many dolls here,” stated Deen. “Yep. i admire pcs now. I’m a slicer. i will slice into whatever. ” “Anything? ” Deen requested, chuckling. “Anything. So who do you're employed for? what sort of paintings do you do? Do you receives a commission much? Do you repair droids, or ships, or what? ” “Hey,” stated Deen, “one query at a time! I paintings for a few associates I made, correct after I left the following. They’re strong associates. I don’t receives a commission much, yet i love what I’m doing. quite often I paintings on ships …” “What style? ” “Small starcraft, in general, yet a few better ones, and the rest that my associates want fastened. i need to be versatile. ” “What’s the toughest factor you’ve ever needed to repair? ” Deen paused. “Well,” he stated, glancing on the closed bed room door, “a few months in the past, I needed to adapt a few airspeeders to function at 20 levels lower than freezing …” “And did they paintings? ” “Well adequate … That’s Vici of Alderaan, isn’t it? ” he requested, pointing to the tale platform at the desktop. “Yup, it’s nonetheless my favourite. Vici is so courageous. ” “One who has the strength want don't have any fear,” Deen murmured. “That’s what Vici’s grandfather tells her. Say,” Shannon requested, “did you get an opportunity to go to Alderaan? earlier than …” Deen shook his head. “No. I by no means did. I want i may have. yet I by no means had the opportunity. ” “It’s no longer fair,” acknowledged Shannon, choosing the ground. “That I by no means received to Alderaan? ” requested her cousin. “That they blew it up. silly Empire. Why’d they do it? Grandmother constantly stated Alderaan was once a planet of peace and sweetness. There weren’t any guns there. Why’d they do it? ” “Because of that,” stated Deen, pointing. “Because of my tale platform? ” “Because of that story,” acknowledged Deen. “That tale, and others love it. The tales of Alderaan have been extra harmful to the Emperor than any weapon. ” “How can a narrative be extra risky than a weapon? ” requested Shannon. “Because of the tips in it. On Alderaan, humans nonetheless believed within the strength. On Alderaan, humans remembered the Jedi Knights and the outdated Republic. the folk of Alderaan remembered the way in which issues have been within the galaxy prior to the arrival of the Empire, earlier than the times of hate and worry. And their tales, libraries and universities held the entire rules which could ruin the Emperor—that love is more advantageous than hate, that individuals are more advantageous than guns, that mixed jointly the folk during this galaxy have a energy the Emperor can by no means oppose. ” Deen’s eyes have been shining. “So the Emperor,” stated Shannon, “destroyed Alderaan to wreck these kinds of rules? ” “He tried,” acknowledged Deen, “but he didn’t be triumphant. He can by no means prevail. the single method for him to regulate the entire principles within the galaxy will be for him to kill or enslave every person within the galaxy, and that’s very unlikely.

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