Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina is an anthology of short stories about the minor characters seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope published by Bantam Spectra.

It is the first 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 blurbEdit

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.…

Featuring original stories by…


Title Author(s) Character(s)
We Don't Do Weddings: The Band's Tale Kathy Tyers Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes
A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale Tom Veitch and Martha Veitch Greedo
Hammertong: The Tale of the "Tonnika Sisters" Timothy Zahn Shada D'ukal and Karoly D'ulin
Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe A. C. Crispin Muftak and Kabe
The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead's Tale Dave Wolverton Momaw Nadon
Be Still My Heart: The Bartender's Tale David Bischoff Wuher
Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale Barbara Hambly Feltipern Trevagg and M'iiyoom Onith
Empire Blues: The Devaronian's Tale Daniel Keys Moran Kardue'sai'Malloc
Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale Kevin J. Anderson Het Nkik
Trade Wins: The Ranat's Tale Rebecca Moesta Reegesk
When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale Doug Beason Davin Felth
Soup's On: The Pipe Smoker's Tale Jennifer Roberson Dannik Jerriko
At the Crossroads: The Spacer's Tale Jerry Oltion BoShek
Doctor Death: The Tale of Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba Kenneth C. Flint Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba
Drawing the Maps of Peace: The Moisture Farmer's Tale M. Shayne Bell Ariq Joanson
One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens Lak Sivrak and Dice Ibegon
Contributor Biographies Kevin J. Anderson
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Tales Books Series
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina · Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Tales from the Empire · Tales from Jabba's Palace · Tales from the New Republic
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