Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
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|Editor||Kevin J. Anderson|
|Cover artist||Stephen Youll|
|July 1, 1995|
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. The book is edited by Kevin J. Anderson. It is based on characters seen in the Mos Eisley cantina, a shady bar filled with aliens that was first shown in the 1977 film Star Wars.
||Title of Story||Authors||Central Characters|
|1||We Don't Do Weddings: The Band's Tale||Kathy Tyers||Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes|
|2||A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale||Tom Veitch and Martha Veitch||Greedo|
|3||Hammertong: The Tale of the "Tonnika Sisters"||Timothy Zahn||Shada D'ukal and Karoly D'ulin|
|4||Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe||A. C. Crispin||Muftak and Kabe|
|5||The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale||Dave Wolverton||Momaw Nadon|
|6||Be Still My Heart: The Bartender's Tale||David Bischoff||Wuher|
|7||Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale||Barbara Hambly||Feltipern Trevagg and M'iiyoom Onith|
|8||Empire Blues: The Devaronian's Tale||Daniel Keys Moran||Kardue'sai'Malloc|
|9||Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale||Kevin J. Anderson||Het Nkik|
|10||Trade Wins: The Ranat's Tale||Rebecca Moesta||Reegesk|
|11||When The Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale||Doug Beason||Davin Felth|
|12||Soup's On: The Pipe Smoker's Tale||Jennifer Roberson||Dannik Jerriko|
|13||At the Crossroads: The Spacer's Tale||Jerry Oltion||BoShek|
|14||Doctor Death: The Tale of Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba||Kenneth C. Flint||Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba|
|15||Drawing the Maps of Peace: The Moisture Farmer's Tale||M. Shayne Bell||Ariq Joanson|
|16||One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid||Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens||Lak Sivrak and Dice Ibegon|
|Contributor Biographies||Kevin J. Anderson|
Scott at TheForce.net gave the book 3.5 out of 4. He praised the variety of the stories, highlighted the story by Timothy Zahn, and a few others, but found it repetitive how the same few scenes from the film appeared in every story. He concluded: "All of these stories were fun, action packed, and very entertaining, not to mention they had a much greater impact on the Star Wars Universe than you might think! I consider this a must read."
Michael Wolff of Starlog Magazine liked the idea but found it wore thin after a while. Of the sixteen stories, he said only a few stood out and praised "Nightlily" by Barbara Hambly and "Soup's On" by Jennifer Robertson, in particular. He concluded "For die-hard Star Wars enthusiasts only."
- Scott. "TheForce.Net - Books - Reviews | Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina". TheForce.net.
- "Starlog Magazine Issue 222". Starlog Magazine. January 1996 – via Web Archive.