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By the Emperor's Hand
Zahn, Timothy.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"This book collects issues 1-6 of the Dark Horse comic-book series"--T.p. verso.
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Anna M. Reinstein Library X Graphic Novel Graphic Novels

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Mara Jade is beautiful, intelligent--and deadly! She is the personal assassin of the Empire's dark overlord. But after the Emperor's death, an unforeseen variable is about to enter the scene of her final mission, the assassination of the leader of the Black Nebula crime organization. Though her master is dead, Jade must complete her final mission...even if it costs her life!

Author Notes

Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1951. He received a B.S. degree in physics from Michigan State University in East Lansing in 1973 and a M.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1975. In 1975, Zahn began writing science fiction as a hobby. When his thesis advisor died in 1979, effectively wiping out three years of work, he decided to try making a living at writing. Since then, Zahn has published short stories, novelettes, novels, and short fiction collections. He is best known for writing the Star Wars the Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. The novella, Cascade Point (1984) won a Hugo Award. He also writes numerous series including Cobra, Blackcollar, Dragonback, and Conquerors' Trilogy.

Zahn co-authored with David Weber A Call To Duty, the first book in the Manticore Ascendant Series, which made the New York Times bestseller list in October 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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