Thursday, April 1, 2010
EU Gems: Bib Fortuna & the Rise of the Dark Falls
Largely forgotten by the Star Wars community, Bib Fortuna and the Rise of the Dark Falls is certainly an EU Gem, with its large portions of Senatorial discussions regarding the Empire's history and lightsaber fights between Bib Fortuna himself and the disembodied head of Kowakian Monkey-Lizard, Salacious Crumb.
This masterpiece was penned by Derek J. Reda who wrote it in 1984, a year after Return of the Jedi came out. It was unfortunately not published in the United States and was released in limited quantities in the United Kingdom.
The plot line follows; Bib Fortuna, Jabba's right-hand-man from Episode 6 travels to Coruscant where he argues with the Senate over how to stop a group called the 'Dark Falls', who hail from Cularin, from distorting the history of the Galactic Empire.
During these events however he is swallowed by a viper.
And there you have it. One of the best political intrigues Star Wars has spawned! The quote on the back of the book says it all! "Rise of the Dark Falls, The Forgotten EU Masterpiece of Derek J. Reda"
This work of art is truly an EU Gem!