By Kevin J. Anderson
16 tales from the main notorious cantina within the universe...by a few of contemporary top writers of technological know-how fiction.
In a much nook of the universe, at the small desolate tract planet of Tatooine, there's a darkish, nic-i-tain-filled cantina the place you could down your favourite intoxicant whereas hearing the easiest jazz riffs within the universe. But pay attention your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering gap, for they're cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and soldiers, people and extraterrestrial beings, gangsters and thieves....
Featuring unique tales by:
Kevin J. Anderson * Doug Beason * M. Shayne Bell * David Bischoff * A.C.
Crispin * Kenneth C. Flint * Barbara Hambly * Rebecca Moesta * Daniel Keys
Moran * Jerry Oltion * Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens * Jennifer Roberson
* Kathy Tyers * Tom Veitch & Martha Veitch * Dave Wolverton * Timothy
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A small strength of stormtroopers were onplanet for your time. Now it seemed as though the Empire have been elevating the stakes on Tatooine. At this very second, everywhere in the planet, citizens of the underworld have been scurrying to conceal unlawful drug shipments, forging records. Nadon observed anxious faces within the crowded bar. there has been no telling how lengthy the recent Imperial forces may perhaps remain or what path their investigations could take. Muftak laid a heavy claw on Nadon’s arm in caution. “There is whatever extra that i need to let you know, my previous good friend. The Imperials that stopped us have been led by way of a commander named Lieutenant Alima, an older human from the planet Coruscant. ” on the point out of Alima’s identify, Momaw Nadon’s blood went chilly and the muscular tissues of his legs tightened, getting ready him to run. “It will be a superb favor,” Nadon stated, “if you'll become aware of if this guy as soon as led the big name Destroyer Conquest in its assault opposed to a herdship on Ithor. ” “I have already began asking around,” Muftak replied. “I spotted that the boys in Alima’s command didn't appreciate him—they appeared away while he gave orders—and even his subordinates retained a fit distance from him. ” “Which capacity? ” Nadon requested. “This Alima is an outcast between his personal men—probably lately demoted, on his manner down within the ranks. there's a sturdy likelihood that he's the one that betrayed your humans. If he's, what is going to you do? ” Nadon stopped his digestive methods for a second, sending additional blood to his brains as he thought of. Alima was once a vicious guy. Contacting him will be harmful, yet Nadon knew he couldn't face up to confronting the fellow who was once accountable for his exile. “I don’t understand what i'll do,” Nadon acknowledged. “If this Alima is my outdated foe, inform him that you just understand of an enemy to the Empire who will be harboring the droids. promote him my identify. … and confirm he can pay you good. ” It was once an ironic second. For years now, Nadon had spied for the uprising and had sought to conceal this association. Now he used to be asking a chum to promote him out. “One extra thing,” Muftak acknowledged with a word of caution. “This Alima used to be introduced in via Lord Vader as an interrogator. notice from the desolate tract is that he’s already killed fifty of our voters. ” “I recognize the kind of guy i'm dealing with,” Nadon stated seriously. That night, because the lavender- and rose-colored suns of Tatooine dipped under the horizon, Nadon felt stressed. His sympathies for the uprising have been well known, and he didn't doubt that the Imperials could quickly come to question him—probably even torture him. through the years, Nadon had used his proportion of his relations fortune to take a position in farming ventures on 100 worlds. His investments have been paying such good-looking dividends that he had received a fortune, and customarily at present of evening he might were challenging at paintings, dealing with his wealth. yet this night he used to be ailing relaxed. To calm himself, Nadon determined to have interaction in an historical Harvest rite, so he took his hovercar to a anonymous valley within the mountains north of Mos Eisley. There, Nadon had planted leathery, shade-giving Cydorrian driller timber.