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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
Events that occur just after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Galaxy of Fear #12: The Hunger ]

This book is out of print

The Hunger
John Whitman
Bantam Spectra
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (1998)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 3.5 / 5]

A survey team crash-lands on an unknown planet. The planet is dark, and its fetid swamps are filled with flesh-eating flowers, fearsome swamp slugs, and deadly dragonsnakes. No one hears the survey team's distress signals. They are stranded. Thirty years later, Zak and Tash and their uncle Hoote, with Boba Fett in pursuit, land on the planet. Descendants of the survey team, half-starved and crazed with fevers, are still alive. They call themselves the Children, and how they have survived is a mystery. Does the strange creature named Yoda have the answer?

This story occurs approximately 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Bones, UK, 2012:

"The Galaxy of Fear series terminates with The Hunger, in which the trio journey to Dagobah and meet up with everyone's favourite green hermit.
The opening of the book is a little forced, but then any book that has to manoeuvre characters to Dagobah seems very forced. However, once they arrive, it quickly becomes quite the adventure. The people living on Dagobah (thanks to an unfortunate accident) are the creepiest in the series, not to mention Yoda himself, whose presence automatically lifts the book's standard. He is well written as the eccentric imp from The Empire Strikes Back, but is not forced in the front of the story, remaining quiet and comical, yet still amazingly wise and astute.
The horror factor in the book is on another scale: the concept that Whitman uses is by far and away the most gruesome in the series, to the point that seeing it in a children's book and especially in the level of detail that is presented here is truly shocking. It makes for a very absorbing read.
The series itself has had its ups and downs. It thankfully managed to escape from its tragically formulaic beginnings, with some rather strong entries later in the series. The "fear" factor has been a little hit and miss and some of the cameos have been more irritating than enjoyable, but that being said, it hasn't been too bad. Not the best series in the EU, but definitely nowhere near being the worst. And the ending definitely left you wanting more - in fact, it was a shame the series finished where it did, after it had started to pick up."

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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