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A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett by J.D. Montgomery appeared in Tales from Jabba's Palace which was published in January 1996 by Bantam Spectra. It tells the story of how Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc.

Plot summaryEdit

Boba Fett awakens inside the Sarlacc. Via the Sarlacc, he makes telepathic contact with the first of its victims, Susejo. A series of flashbacks ensues, showing some of the Sarlacc's other victims, including a pair of Corellians and a Jedi. Other flashbacks detail Boba Fett's delivery of the frozen Han Solo to Jabba.

Inside the Sarlacc, for some time Fett is immobilized and his armor is heavily damaged by the creature's digestive system. He learns that Susejo can exert some control over the Sarlacc. He goads Susejo, making the Sarlacc contract around his jetpack. The resulting explosion frees the bounty hunter from the Sarlacc's grasp. He then fires concussion grenades into the wall of the beast, blowing a hole in its interior. Boba Fett escapes the Sarlacc, which like him is badly injured but still alive.

A year later, Fett returns to the Sarlacc in the Slave II. Due to his prior contact with the Sarlacc he can reestablish the telepathic connection with Susejo. He decides not to destroy the Sarlacc yet, but promises to return.

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Behind the scenesEdit

Artwork accompanying this story in The Essential Reader's Companion, erroneously depicts Boba Fett as having lost his left leg within the Sarlacc, an event that was not mentioned in either this tale or The Bounty Hunter Wars.

Fett's battle with IG-88 was later portrayed in the comic book Battle of the Bounty Hunters.

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