Han Solo at Stars' End
is a science fiction
novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
. It was written by Brian Daley
and originally published in 1979 by Del Rey
, a division of Ballantine Books
. It is the first of three books in The Han Solo Adventures
trilogy (the other two books in the series are Han Solo's Revenge
and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
). Set prior to the events of A New Hope
, it is one of the oldest Expanded Universe works.
Upon discovering that they need a special Waiver in order to operate the Millennium Falcon
within the Corporate Sector
without running afoul of the authorities, Han Solo
attempt to get in touch with Doc, an outlaw technician. However, Doc's daughter Jessa informs them that Doc has vanished, presumably abducted.
Han works out a deal with Jessa: in exchange for the Waiver and upgrades to the Falcon
, he and Chewbacca will help out in the effort to discover what happened to Doc and other enemies of the Corporate Sector Authority, the capitalistic and authoritarian organization that oversees the Corporate Sector.
As part of this effort, Han and Chewbacca escort two droids, Bollux
and Blue Max
, to the planet Orron III, where they meet with Rekkon, the leader of the missing persons search.
Blue Max, a small computer probe hidden away in Bollux's chest cavity, is able to infiltrate the Authority's computer network and begin searching for the location of the abductees. However, Rekkon's small group has been compromised by a... Read More