Author: Brian Daley
Apart from Han Solo and Chewbacca, the two mainstay characters of The Han Solo Adventures are their droid companions: BLX-5 (aka Bollux) and Blue Max. One can hardly have a Star Wars story without a goofy pair of droids on board. The relationship between the two is a bit different from Artoo/Threepio, though. Both are conversant with humanoids - none of the Jay and Silent Bob act here. Also, Blue Max spends much of his time inside of Bollux's chest cavity. The two met Han and Chewie when the droids were lent to our friends by Jaesa, an outlaw tech, in Star's End. After helping to rescue Jaesa's father Doc, the droids were given their freedom and chose to stay on as crew for the Millenium Falcon.
As with the first book, Han Solo's Revenge is a lot of fun. Chewbacca gets some nice development, too, particularly in an admittedly bizarre episode in which he constructs a glider out of a pterodactyl carcass. Jedi Knights and the Force are mentioned only in passing, suggesting there's plenty of room in the Star Wars universe for an old-fashioned adventure tale.