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Boba Fett: A Practical Man: Star Wars (Short Story) (Star Wars - Legends) [Kindle Edition]

Karen Traviss
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

BONUS: This original novella includes an excerpt from Star Wars: Republic Commando: Hard Contact and an interview with the author.

On the surface, it seems like just another routine contract for Boba Fett and his Mandalorian commandos, but the mystery client who hires them to start a small war is more dangerous than any of them can possibly imagine. When the Yuuzhan Vong invasion force sweeps into the galaxy, the Mandalorians find they’re on the wrong side–fighting for an alien culture that will bring about the end of their own.

Now Fett has to choose between his honor and the survival of his people. Since he’ s a practical man, he’s determined help the resistance beat the Yuuzhan Vong–even if it means working with a Jedi agent. Trouble is, no one trusts a man with Fett’ s reputation. So convincing the New Republic that they’re fighting on the same side is a tall order. Denounced as traitors, Fett’s Mandalorians need to stay one step ahead of their Yuuzhan Vong paymasters–and the Republic who sees them as collaborators with the most destructive enemy the galaxy has ever faced. . . .


Product Details

  • File Size: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Publisher: LucasBooks (August 8, 2006)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JMKNQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile addition to the New Jedi Order March 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Karen Traviss was noted during her time as a Star Wars author for her fascination with the Mandalorian culture along with her disdain for the Jedi. These traits fueled several exceptional stories in the Republic Commando novels but also started to become a bit of a distraction over time, especially as her stories became increasingly drenched in Mandalorian worship. It's an interesting choice to have her author a short story (originally an e-book) for the New Jedi Order, as beyond a nod in the final volume, Mandalorians are conspicuously absent. This story is very much like her full length Star Wars novels: Mandalorian focused, chapters starting with intriguing italicized quotes from various in-universe sources, and a very cinematic way of staging scenes and cutting between them.

So it turns out the choice was a good one: having Ms. Traviss bring her sensibilities to the New Jedi Order provides a sorely-needed shift from the overall tone of the nineteen novels. It's fascinating how she juxtaposes Boba Fett and his allies against the Yuuzhan Vong, two cultures both comfortable with violence as a means to an end but diametrically opposed as to the means. This story is set chronologically before Vector Prime, meaning it could be a reader's first introduction to the Yuuzhan Vong culture, and overall I would say that's neither worse nor better than first encountering them via Vector Prime. It's just different, as Vector Prime shows the Vong through the lens of the Jedi and here we meet them through the alternate viewpoint of Mandalorian mercenaries.

This story brings us up-to-date on an older Boba Fett, one still living the mercenary life while also having responsibilities as the Mandalore, the leader of his people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great preface to the vong invasion September 13, 2008
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great story- or actually it's more like the introduction to a great chapter revealing the mandorian involvement in the vouzan vomg invasion. left me dying to read more. . .whats next?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun story June 4, 2011
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It's nice to see an author go back and visit the New Jedi Order era. This time, Karen Traviss combines fan favorite Boba Fett and NJO favorite Nom Anor to show the Mandalorians' role in the Yuuzhan Vong war. Traviss does a pretty good job fitting both into their characters. Boba Fett is appropriately cynical, but at the same time also concerned about the Mandalorians. Traviss doesn't yet go so far as to make Boba Fett one of the good guys. It's an interesting character transformation. We also get to see Nom Anor's private thoughts and a bit more insight into his time as infiltrator.

Even for a short story, it seemed a bit too short and ends rather abruptly. I would have liked to have seen bit more, or at least learn what the Mandalorians did after the first few weeks of the invasion. It's tough to be satisfied with this after reading Unifying Force, where Han sees Boba Fett fighting alongside Alliance troops. Hopefully that story will be written one day.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This was an interesting story to read. Traviss has created a lot of detail for a race that was pretty much lost and scattered in the mainstream Star Wars canon. (Which is a bit sad in a way since what makes the Mandos interesting is their 'endangered' status and mysterious culture.)

It was a nice read, giving a lot of insight into how she sees the Mandalorians, as well as her take on Boba Fett. And while it was a good read, it did leave me a bit disappointed. This just doesn't seem like the Boba Fett that was the silent, intriguing, dangerous bounty hunter we all came to know in the movies. He's lost some of his mystique, his edginess, now that he's gone from a lone wolf out on the hunt in the universe to being a leader of a race of people (leader of a society/culture in which he can't even speak the language...that seemed a bit unrealistic to me, after all how can someone truly relate to a people they're supposed to be leading when they can't even speak to them in their own language?).

Anyway, it was an okay read, just take it with a grain of salt in the fact that what might be considered canon in Star Wars today, will be refuted at some point in the future when another writer (or even Lucas himself) decides to change things once more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fett, Boba Fett July 3, 2014
By joseph
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I Love the insight of Boba
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all fans! June 18, 2014
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Every thing that Karen Traviss has written (Republic/Imperial Commando Novels in particular) that involve the Mandalorians have always been really well. This one is no exception. For those who are big fans of Boba Fett Will definably be EXCITED when they read this Short Story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book April 4, 2014
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Great book. Boba Fett is my all time favorite character from Star Wars. Good story about the early days of the Vong war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, just wished it was longer! March 27, 2014
By James W
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An excellent Boba Fett novel, with plenty of insight into the Mandalorian world. A great addition to the Yuuzhan Vong war, also.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good, short story that provides some perspective to later novels.
Published 6 days ago by Nathan Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short story
I am a huge Star Wars fan and I really enjoy the stores focusing on the Mandalorians. Karen Traviss is by far my favorite author for the Star Wars series. Good read. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Heath B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good start to the war
I like boba fett and this was a good view of the invasion from boba instead of just the Jedi's view.
Published 5 months ago by jaina solo
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad... too short...
The story was well written but a bit vague and way too short (even for a short story). Love Traviss' work though.
Published 6 months ago by KMMR
5.0 out of 5 stars my collection
I haven't gotten time to read this one yet. I intend to read it soon though. Looks like a good book.
Published 6 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars "Beskar beats crab-shell!" Beviin, Mandalorian mercenary (male human)
First up and as I probably mentioned before, Karen Traviss is a top-notch Star Wars writer, one of my favorites. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gloria E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another reader
Good read. I enjoyed the look into another side of Boba fett. I suggest is as a gate way to the next set
Published 6 months ago by Carl craft
5.0 out of 5 stars Mando'a Forever
I found that the story was very thoroughly told through the eyes of the Mandalorian mercs. Of how they adapt to situations that would greatly overwhelm the average hero's moral... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. O'connell
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intresting Point of View
This novel has an interesting point of view for a villain of the Star Wars genre. Although you know the background of this villain, you are drawn into understanding why this man... Read more
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