Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Mass Market Paperback – Jun 12 1983
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
FLIGHT INTO DANGER! Gambler, rogue, and con-artiste, Lando Calrissian was born with a well-developed taste for the good life. More comfortable at the dealer's end of a fast shuffle than at the rear end of a blaster, Lando always had his sensors scanning for the chance to pick up easy credits. So when he heard that the planets of the Rafa System were practically buried in ancient alien treasure, he hopped aboard the Millennium Falcon and brushed up on his rusty astrogation. He never stopped to think that someone might be conning the con man...
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
These and other questions get answered. I found the story hard to read. The young impatient Lando was funny and hard to place with the cynical and hard nosed administrator of Cloud City. But you can see how he and Han would be friends.
I came across L. Neil Smith when I was searching for Libertarian science fiction writers, and I had been searching for more good Star Wars novels ever since reading Timothy Zahn's books.
The dialogue is often humorous and light-hearted - to a degree that you often would not see in a franchise which takes itself so seriously.
Smith does a great job at portraying the inner workings of the mind of a gambler (Lando), and the droid was also a well-developed character. He also does a convincing portrayal of a mind lapsing into insanity.
There are a few nice jabs at bureaucrats, without making the story political.
While Lando and the droid are both well-developed, I sometimes found their relationship a little thin.
And while the plot has some fantastically strange turns - almost to the point of being psychedelic - there are times when the developments seem inconsequential.
A few times I had to reread a short passage to figure out what the author was trying to convey.
While this will not bother most readers, the author supports the evolution hypothesis.
- Final Thoughts
This was a better book than I was expecting, and I look forward to reading the other two in this trilogy - Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon and Lando Calrissian and the StarCave of ThonBoka - as well as some of Smith's other books.