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Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Cover artist

Stephen Youll


Kevin J. Anderson

Publication information

Bantam Spectra

Release date

December 1996

Media type

Mass-market paperback




Rebellion era, New Republic era


15 BBY - 19 ABY


None (standalone novel)

Preceded by

The Empire Strikes Back

Followed by

Shadows of the Empire

Tales of the Bounty Hunters is an anthology of five short stories about the bounty hunters hunting Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back.

It is the third in a thematic series about minor characters from the original trilogy, all edited by Kevin J. Anderson, with cover art by Stephen Youll.

  1. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bantam Spectra paperback (1995-08-01). ISBN 0-553-56468-4.
  2. Tales from Jabba's Palace. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-01-01). ISBN 0-553-56815-9.
  3. Tales of the Bounty Hunters. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-12-01). ISBN 0-553-56816-7.

The final two books in the Tales series, Tales from the Empire and Tales from the New Republic, feature different editors and cover artists, and involve some EU characters.


Back-cover blurb

In a wild and battle-scarred galaxy, assassins, pirates, smugglers, and cutthroats of every description roam at will, fearing only the professional bounty hunters—amoral adventurers who track down the scum of the universe…for a fee. When Darth Vader seeks to strike at the heart of the Rebellion by targeting Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, he calls upon six of the most successful—and feared—hunters, including the merciless Boba Fett. They all have two things in common: lust for profit and contempt for life.…

Featuring original stories by…


Title Author(s) Character(s)
Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 Kevin J. Anderson IG-88
Payback: The Tale of Dengar Dave Wolverton Dengar
The Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk Kathy Tyers Bossk
Of Possible Futures: The Tale of Zuckuss and 4-LOM M. Shayne Bell Zuckuss and 4-LOM
The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett Daniel Keys Moran Boba Fett
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