Star Wars Book Challenge 6.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina


So with novel I thought I would break it up into different reviews and topics, do to it being 16 different stories. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina it is the first in the series about minor characters from the original trilogy, all edited by Kevin J. Anderson, with cover art by Stephen Youll.

  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bantam Spectra paperback (1995-08-01). 
  • Tales from Jabba’s Palace. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-01-01). 
  • Tales of the Bounty Hunters. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-12-01). 

The basic plot of book or should I back-cover blurb goes as follows:

In a far off corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jizz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves.…

I rather enjoyed this whole series of stories and Tales of the Bounty Hunters was my favorite out of the three. So the tale we’ll cover today is We don’t do weddings: The Band’s Tale!


Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina:

Is a short by Kathy Tyers in which was published by Bantam Spectra in August 1995 about Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes.

Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes are members of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians specializing in a style of music known as Jizz. While working on the planet Tatooine, they enter into an exclusive contract to work solely for the crime lord known as Jabba the Hutt. Figrin however, wants to get out of his contract.

One of Jabba’s rivals, a Whiphid named LadyValarian, sends an E522 assassin droid to Jabba’s Palace to recruit Figrin D’an’s services. Valarian offers them 3,000 credits to perform at her wedding to the Whiphid hunter, D’Wopp. The allure of Valarian’s Sabacc tables notwithstanding, Figrin feels that this would present an excellent opportunity to earn enough money to book passage off of Tatooine and get out from under the thumb of Jabba the Hutt.

When Jabba frowns… somebody dies.―Doikk Na’ts

This was always a fun story and I rather enjoy the fact that they got a little more deeper in the Jabba the Hutt life. It really had a mod feel to it and it was a pleasure for the imagination. It’s a short short story, so it was a REALLY fast read and you don’t need to know the history to jump into this book.

Behind the Scenes:

This story is the first vignette featured in Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina.

The story ends right before Han Solo shoots Greedo the bounty hunter at Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.



  • Camie Loneozner (Mentioned only)
  • Chalmun
  • D’Wopp
  • Jabba’s rancor (Mentioned only)
  • Fixer (Mentioned only)
  • Greedo
  • Jabba Desilijic Tiure
  • Doikk Na’ts
  • Figrin D’an
  • Ickabel G’ont
  • Nalan Cheel
  • Tech Mo’r
  • Tedn Dahai
  • Han Solo (Mentioned only)
  • Kodu Terrafin
  • Thwim
  • Valarian
  • Wuher


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