By Kevin J. Anderson
16 tales from the main notorious cantina within the universe...by a few of cutting-edge top writers of technological know-how fiction.
In a miles nook of the universe, at the small barren region 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....
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Kevin J. Anderson * Doug Beason * M. Shayne Bell * David Bischoff * A.C.
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Moran * Jerry Oltion * Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens * Jennifer Roberson
* Kathy Tyers * Tom Veitch & Martha Veitch * Dave Wolverton * Timothy
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Yet Labria,” he wheedled, voice low, “this is a topic of specific curiosity to you. ” “Give me a touch. ” He shook his head, trunk waving lightly in entrance of my face. I suppressed an uncivilized urge to swat it with a sharpened nail. (I usually find a way to convey Grace in facing lengthy Snoot. ) “Fifty credit, Labria. You won’t remorse it. ” i presumed approximately it. I took a sip of the acid gold and swished it round my again enamel for a section. i'll believe it aiding retain them sharp. “Fifty credit is lots. Resellable? ” He scratched less than his snout, considering. “I can’t imagine to whom. ” whatever of curiosity to me, yet no longer resellable … i'll suppose my ears straighten. “Who is it? ” “Fift—” “I’ll pay. Who’s onplanet? ” “Figri—” I got here up out of my seat. “Fiery Figrin Da’n is on Tatooine? ” He made an urk noise. “People … are … having a look. ” I seemed round. a few of them have been, in reality. strange, having all these eyes on me. I allow cross of lengthy Snoot, they usually became away. “Sorry. Bit excitable. ” He rubbed his throat. “Your nails want trimming. ” “I anticipate they do. ” He sat go into reverse back, yet i used to be too excited. “The band is with him? ” “Fifty credit. ” A snarl rose at the back of my throat. I pulled out a fifty-credit observe and dropped it into his outstretched hand, and attempted to maintain the growl out of my voice whilst I spoke. “Who? ” “They’re enjoying for Jabba. ” “All of them? ” “The Modal Nodes. ” “That’s them,” I acknowledged, not able to maintain the thrill out of my voice. “Doikk Na’ts at the Fizzz, Tedn Dahai and Ikabel G’ont at the Fanfar, Nalan Cheel on Bandfill, Tech Mo’r at the Ommni—” “Yeah. these are the names. ” Oh, my. the best jizz band within the galaxy used to be on the town. I left previous to traditional, once it used to be darkish open air. Wuher nodded at me on my manner out. “Tomorrow, Labria. ” I nodded at him and went open air into the new evening. “Labria” is an incredibly soiled notice in my local tongue. It interprets, approximately, as “cold food,” even though the fundamental word loses the flavour of it. by way of my horns, I don’t comprehend people. I’ve lived round them just about 20 years now. The issues they swear via! intercourse, excrement, and faith. I’ll by no means comprehend them. There are 400 billion stars within the galaxy. such a lot of them have planets; approximately part have planets able to helping lifestyles. a few 10th of these worlds have advanced lifetime of their very own, and approximately one in 1000 of these worlds have developed clever lifestyles types. those are tough numbers. There are good over twenty million clever races within the galaxy, even though. not anyone can maintain song of all of them, no longer even the Empire. i've got no notion what percentage bounty hunters there are in Mos Eisley. hundreds and hundreds of pros, I’m convinced. Tens of hundreds of thousands who might flip bounty hunter with no moment’s pause if the bounty have been excessive sufficient, and if someone knew of it. The Butcher of Montellian Serat has 5 million credit on his horns. yet Devaron is midway around the galaxy, and there could simply be a dozen sentients on all of Tatooine who even recognize evidently what species I belong to.