By Kevin J. Anderson
16 tales from the main notorious cantina within the universe...by a few of trendy prime writers of technology fiction.
In a miles nook of the universe, at the small wasteland planet of Tatooine, there's a darkish, nic-i-tain-filled cantina the place you could down your favourite intoxicant whereas hearing the simplest jazz riffs within the universe. But pay attention your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering gap, for they're cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and soldiers, people and extraterrestrial beings, gangsters and thieves....
Featuring unique tales by:
Kevin J. Anderson * Doug Beason * M. Shayne Bell * David Bischoff * A.C.
Crispin * Kenneth C. Flint * Barbara Hambly * Rebecca Moesta * Daniel Keys
Moran * Jerry Oltion * Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens * Jennifer Roberson
* Kathy Tyers * Tom Veitch & Martha Veitch * Dave Wolverton * Timothy
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