Galaxy of Fear: The Brain Spiders

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The Brain Spiders
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AuthorJohn Whitman
Cover artistSteve Chorney
CountryUnited States
SeriesGalaxy of Fear
Canon C
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Skylark
Publication date
December 1, 1997
Media typePaperback
Preceded byArmy of Terror 
Followed byThe Swarm 

The Brain Spiders is the seventh book in the Galaxy of Fear series by John Whitman set in the Star Wars galaxy shortly after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Many canonical characters and elements appear in the Brain Spiders such as Jabba the Hutt and Bib Fortuna. The brain spider the title references can be seen in Return of the Jedi.


A murderer who carves a K into his victims is imprisoned in Jabba's palace, when the story begins. A prisoner tricks Zak into believing that he is innocent, and Zak lets him escape. This is presumed to be the same murderer. Later, Zak thinks he sees Tash kill someone and carve the same K. This is explained when a brain spider spells out "IM TASH" in sand, suggesting that the murderer's brain was placed in Tash's body and that Tash's brain was placed in a spider.

Tash tries to develop her sense of the force at the Sarlacc pit.

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