By Kevin J. Anderson
Within the dusty warmth of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in 100 worlds, grasp of an enormous crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for leisure (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt may need made a very good shaggy dog story -- if he were not so risky. A solid of infantrymen, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and enjoyment seekers have come to his palace, and each customer to Jabba's grand dwelling house has a narrative. a few of them will even stay to inform it. . . .
Featuring unique tales by means of: Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, George Alec Effinger, Kenneth C. Flint, Esther Friesner, Barbara Hambly, Daryl F. Mallett, J.D. Montgomery, Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens, Jennifer Roberson, Kathy Tyers, Deborah Wheeler, Dave Wolverton, William F. Wu, Timothy Zahn.
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Your kindness, your tolerance, your indulgence—” He gave Jabba his such a lot ingratiating smile—one which, long ago, had virtually fooled the past due Professor P’tan, and that was once announcing anything. “If there's ever something i will be able to do for you—” “There is,” Jabba spoke back. His eyes closed to slits. “Make me giggle. ” bowled over, the educational may perhaps simply answer, “Uhhhh … what? ” “You heard me. I weary of Salacious Crumb’s antics. this can be the second one time he has tried to exploit teachers to amuse me. I don’t prefer to pay attention an identical comic story two times. Make me laugh—” “So he acknowledged. Um, good, sir, you spot, humor doesn't often fall inside of my zone of study—” “—or i'm going to eat you the place you stand. ” “—however, I did take a direction at the research of comedy and that i will be chuffed to ship you my notes at the subj—” “Make … me … snicker. ” Melvosh Bloor sucked in his reduce lip—no suggest feat—and attempted to take care of his composure. Make the Hutt giggle? He forged his eyes in regards to the throne room, desperately looking a few clue, a few notion that might store his dermis. His roving look lit upon the repugnant determine of Salacious Crumb. The Kowakian lizard-monkey grinned and made obnoxious faces at him. How dare he! Melvosh Bloor notion, the colour emerging to his cheeks. I must have blown his head off whilst I had the opportunity. If that obscene little pimple could make the Hutt snigger, then definitely I, with my college schooling, my wisdom, my greatly more advantageous breeding needs to be capable of do an analogous. after which it got here to him, a funny story he had heard from Professor P’tan himself at a school assembly. Melvosh Bloor recalled that each one the junior college had laughed loud and lengthy, so it needs to be an exceptional one. the educational cleared his throat, smiled amiably, and started: “Stop me if you’ve heard this one ahead of. what percentage Sarlaccs does it take to do in a Jedi? ” Jabba stared at him. Too overdue, Melvosh Bloor remembered that junior college will chortle at any funny story a senior professor tells. “I’ve heard it,” acknowledged Jabba. He twitched his tail over a keep an eye on machine he on my own commanded and the ground underneath Melvosh Bloor’s toes vanished. the tutorial plunged into the pit underneath, cushions and all. The datapad went flying from his upflung fingers to land with a clatter at Salacious Crumb’s ft. there has been a horrendous, bone-chilling cacophony as Jabba’s favourite puppy, the rancor, made the acquaintance of its most up-to-date playmate. “And I’ve heard that one prior to too,” the Hutt concluded. He became a stern glance on his court docket jester. “Well, Salacious Crumb,” Jabba remarked, “that was once louder, yet I don’t imagine it was once funnier. ” “Eh! teachers. ” The Kowakian shrugged. “Publish or perish, put up or perish,” he parroted. He under pressure each one note with a whack of Melvosh Bloor’s datapad opposed to the ground. “Publish or …? ” A sluggish, skin-prickling sound started to paintings its method out of the Hutt’s bulk till it broke from the Bloated One’s maw in a geyser of approving laughter. “Now that’s funnier! ” Jabba decreed. Salacious Crumb screwed up his face right into a glance of all-encompassing contempt for his master’s proposal of a punch line.