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The Lando Calrissian Adventures
Attribution
Author(s)

L. Neil Smith

Cover artist

William Schmidt

Publication information
Publisher

Del Rey

Release date

June 1, 1994

Media type

Paperback

Pages

409

ISBN

0-345-39110-1

Chronology
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

4-3 BBY

Series

The Lando Calrissian Adventures

Preceded by

The Hutt Gambit

Followed by

The Force Unleashed

The Lando Calrissian Adventures is a series of novels by L. Neil Smith published in 1983 and released in an omnibus in 1994. They detail the experiences of Lando Calrissian as captain of the Millennium Falcon before he lost it to Han Solo. Lando is accompanied by his droid co-pilot, Vuffi Raa, and opposed by Rokur Gepta (part of a mystic order called the Sorcerers of Tund).

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Behind the scenesEdit

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This trilogy contains the books Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon and Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka.

This series has a number of aspects especially peculiar to it. Many of them were later retconned to fit better into the Expanded Universe (EU). Notable among them are:

  • Lando Calrissian's noteworthy achievements of saving or at least befriending no less than three highly advanced civilizations. Two of them (Sharu and Oswaft) were never mentioned again in EU except several roleplaying game supplements and resource books. However, the third civilization—the Silentium—appeared in brief excerpts from the Han Solo Trilogy when the droid character Vuffi Raa appeared and was mentioned as joining his impressively advanced comrades. The Silentium were also much later retconned to be one of the two warring factions provoking Yuuzhan Vong to hate technology.
  • Lando Calrissian's stingbeam-type blaster pistol was designed for the trilogy and never mentioned again.
  • The weapons present on the Imperial starships in the third book are never mentioned anywhere else in EU.
  • The Millennium Falcon's arsenal has different weapon placement from the movies and other books. However, the second tome of the Han Solo Trilogy, The Hutt Gambit, reveals that in fact quad laser cannons were originally installed in peculiar way and Han Solo, after winning the Falcon, changed their placement for both better range and greater cover area of fire.
  • The cards and game mechanics of sabacc were first introduced in these books. The full game and rules were later presented in West End Games' Crisis on Cloud City adventure, loosely based on the game described in the Lando books but with some variations (such as dropping the fact that fives are wild, a nonsensical rule anyway in a game where the total sum of a player's cards determines victory). Most subsequent sabacc appearances in the EU followed the West End Games rules. It was later stated that the game played throughout this trilogy is simply a variant called Centran Sabacc.
  • Names of most of the mentioned planets had numbers, unlike most of planets mentioned elsewhere. However, all of the planets mentioned are located in a galactic region called Centrality. This could mean that Centrality used its own naming convention.

The trilogy was meant to be augmented with the Lando Calrissian Adventures Sourcebook by West End Games, but this project was canceled.

Two first tomes of Polish edition of the trilogy had the front and back covers designed independently from the original cover art. However, the cover design of the aforementioned books had little in common with the story itself: Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu had pictures of Cloud City and Darth Vader next to Lando himself, while on Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon's cover several Emperor's Royal Guardsmen surrounded Calrissian with a Tibanna gas platform and some thrantas in the foreground.

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