Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

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Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
EditorKevin J. Anderson
Cover artistStephen Youll
CountryUnited States
SeriesLegend C
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Spectra
Publication date
July 1, 1995
Media typePaperback

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.

In 1996, Dark Horse Comics released a similarly titled, but not directly related, one-shot comic titled Tales from Mos Eisley.[1]


# 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."[2] 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."[3]

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