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The Hutt Gambit: Star Wars (The Han Solo Trilogy) (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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A. C. Crispin's major original science fiction undertaking is the StarBridge series. These books, now available as Kindle ebooks and in audiobook editions from Audible, center around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth. There are seven StarBridge books: StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift, Silent Songs, Voices of Chaos, and Ancestor's World.
A. C. wrote prolifically in many different tie-in universes, and was a master at filling in the histories of beloved TV and movie characters. Over the years, she became the unofficial "Queen of Backstory." Ms. Crispin had a unique talent for writing dialog that captured the essence of those characters. She began publishing in 1983 with the Star Trek novel Yesterday's Son, written in her spare time while working for the US Census Bureau. Shortly thereafter, Tor Books commissioned her to write what is perhaps still her most widely read work, the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries, V, which sold more than a million copies. She went on to collaborate on two more books in the V series, East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein, and Death Tide with Deborah Marshall.
For Star Wars, she wrote the bestselling Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn, which tell the story of Han Solo from his early years right up to the moment he walks into the cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope. She wrote three other bestselling Star Trek novels: Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek.
Crispin and noted author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together, Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith. Ann Crispin and Andre Norton were friends for nearly 30 years. Ms. Norton was the first woman to be declared a Grand Master in the field of science fiction and fantasy by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Andre Norton's passing brought increasing demand for her works, but a legal battle has tied up the rights to her collaborations with Ms. Crispin.
Top Customer Reviews
Ah, the slums of the galaxy. Never before has the Galactic underworld been so vividly pictures. Black Sun from Steve Perry's 'Shadows' hardly seemed like an underground criminal syndicate. More like a mini-Empire that worked with the real one. Here we have the dirt of it all- Hutts, gang wars, and all of that nice stuff. Truly impressive and interesting. This is a side of Star Wars never before depicted. The Empire still is there, of course, and we get the great, dramatic Battle of Nar Shaddaa. The use of Baron Fel directly ties into Stackpole's 'The Making of Baron Fel', which is also a very nice touch. See what you people miss when you read only the books?
The huge, varied cast is prefectly done and balanced. All of the people from Nar Shadda in 'Dark Empire' get their backgrounds adeptly crafted here, and a huge amount of Han's life is revealed to us. Simply put, this is a highly, highly reccomended book for fans of Han Solo and the numerous books which this ties into.
This book has something for everyone: a peek into Han's past, plenty of action - including some dogfights, some romance, and appearances by favorites like Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, Durga the Hutt, Darth Vader, and more! The book is a quick read and thoroughly enjoyable for any Star Wars fan. This book deals heavily with Han's involvement with the Hutts, giving us clues as to how past encounters may have affected Jabba's dealings with Han in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi.Read more ›
Well, Han and Chewie, find themselves looking for a ship on the Smuggler's Moon Nar Shaddaa, and Han volunteers to work for Jiliac and Jabba, both Hutt's. Meanwhile, the t'Landa til, Teroenza, wants Han's skin for what he did in the first book. The Besadii clan of the Hutt's who Teroenza works for, hire Boba Fett for to capture Han.
Han falls victim to Fett, but another familiar name in the SW Universe saves his hide, Lando. Afterwards, Fett does not have much of a role in this book.
While working for Jabba, the Desilijic clan of the Hutts, Han finds out that the Imperials are wanting to destroy Nar Shaddaa, and the smuggler's ways of life. Jabba does not want this and tries to bribe the local Moff, to no avail, then the Admiral of the ships, which works somewhat. The Imperials launch an attack on Nar Shaddaa, but the Smuggler's have tricks up their sleeves, and put up a good fight.
Finally, another acquaintence shows up toward the end, as Han is hiding on an Imperial vessel in a dark closet, he hears heavy breathing, as someone visits the admiral. Then a thump to the floor.
Welcome to the picture, Lord Vader! Great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful look at the development of the legend that is Han SoloPublished 17 days ago by Jamey T. Klingnemeier
This Han Solo trilogy is very well written. The writers writing style is very dense and the chapters are long which makes this short book a very long read BUT IT IS OUTSTANDING! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike P
for middle school. but if you want to know Hans origin story, this is your only choicePublished 2 months ago by michelle solano
This is a well written background around a central character in the Star Wars Universe that adds more depth to a storyline that continues well into the original trilogy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sam Mercer
This book was phenomenal in how it accomplished its task of telling the ten years before Han met Luke and Obi-Wan in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Douglas Mathis
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