Monday, December 24, 2012

Therefore I am: The Tale of IG-88 by Kevin J Anderson - Tales of theBounty Hunters

I came to this book from an article in Entertainment Weekly; in it the writer gave five ideas to make the next Star Wars movies better. One of his points was to look to the novels of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

I've always known of the books, and have dipped my toe in, but I've always found it overwhelming. The books span thousands of years back to about 45 years after the last movie (Revenge of the Jedi)

Tales of the Bounty Hunters takes place during the events of The Empire Strikes Back and tells the stories of these five bounty hunters from a scene from the movie. (See the picture below.)
Darth Vader, Dengar, IG-88, Boba Fett, Dossk, and 4-LOM
The Tale of IG-88 was a really fun story about an assassin robot that is making its own moves to take over the galaxy. It ties into the events in the movie perfectly and does a great job of expanding Boba Fett's bad-ass reputation.

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