A novel celebrating 40 years of the original Star Wars film. Featuring an amazing short story, kloo horn caper, which features various cantina patrons.
Star Wars fans are well versed in the fallout at Chalmun’s cantina in Mos Eisley on that fateful day. When you think about it, Obi-Wan, Luke, Han, Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 could have all died then and there. Many times over.
If you haven’t already, read the 40 years of Star Wars anthology, A Certain Point of View. It features short stories that are concurrent with the film. One story in particular: the Kloo Horn Cantina Aaper written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction is fascinating and reveals how high the stakes really were for our heroes as well as various denizens of the cantina.
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A kloo horn is stolen from a Bith band member, Figrin D’an. A muftak owes rent money and owes a shipment to Dr. Evazan. Solo dropped a shipment of spice, which contained a delivery for Dr. Evazan, in an attempt to avoid imperial entanglements. The doctor along with Panda Baba is now out for blood from the muftak for the failed spice. A bounty hunter Djas Puhr is brought in to collect money for a scorned Cyclops named Myo .
Greedo is on the hunt for Solo. Soon Skywalker and Kenobi enter the cantina. Evazan is now in a rage and throws Luke out of the way. Kenobi springs into action, cutting down both thugs.
Nearby Han blasts Greedo, killing him.
Sitting together now, the muftak, Kabi, Djas, the Bith D’an, and Myo look upon each other with incredibility. It seems all the danger is gone. Solo fried Greedo. The old man cut down Evazan and Ponda Boba (all though the pair apparently don’t die, see wookiepedia).
With all their troubles gone, the group have a drink and enjoy the night.
Check out the the story featured in the 40 years of Star Wars anthology A Certain Point of View, available at libraries (whenever they reopen) or specialty bookstores, wherever books are sold.