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What is the title of the book within the documented Star Wars extended universe that contains the story about how Boba Fett escapes the Sarlacc pit?

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Boba Fett was established as having survived The Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon in The Dark Empire comics, but how he survived is left rather vague, simply saying

The Sarlacc found me somewhat indigestible

Fett Lives!


There are a few stories that deal with the actual story of his survival and escape.

The first is the short story Payback: The Tale of Dengar which was published as one of the stories in Tales of the Bounty Hunters.

It details Dengar finding Boba Fett having just survived his escape from Sarlacc. This story deals mostly with Dengar nursing Fett back to health, and only relates a little information of the escape itself.

tales of the bounty hunters.


The second, and most detailed is A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett, which was published as one of the stories in Tales from Jabba's Palace. This is the story that focuses on the escape itself.

It is summarized on Wookieepedia as:

Boba Fett is being eaten by the Sarlaac. During the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, Boba Fett fell victim to the Sarlaac and is now being slowly digested. Susejo a previous victim of the Sarlaac talks to Fett in his head, telling him stories of a Jedi that the Sarlaac had once eaten. But Fett is not interested. Boba Fett focuses on surviving. He focus on becoming the first individual to ever escape from the belly of a Sarlaac.

tales from jabbas palace


The third is The Mandalorian Armor, which is a part of The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy of books.

The trilogy is summarized as

The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy was written by K. W. Jeter. It details the events of Boba Fett, Dengar, Neelah, and Kuat of Kuat starting just days after the battle at Jabba's Palace and Boba Fett's escape from the sarlacc pit. The trilogy makes extensive use of bounty hunter characters from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Tales of the Bounty Hunters, including Zuckuss, 4-LOM, Dengar, and Bossk.

The scenes regarding Fett's survival and escape are from the early portions of the The Mandalorian Armor book, and is an expanded retelling of the A Barve Like That story meshed with the Payback: The Tale of Dengar story, mostly as a setup for the rest of the books. If you've read the previous two stories by this point, you've already gotten most of the pertinent information.

The Mandalorian Armor cover

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This is the correct answer. I'm annoyed I decided to check my e-mail before coming here, because you beat me to it. The Bounty Hunter Wars and Last Man Standing also mention this, but in passing. A Barve Like That is by far the most detailed description of Fett's time in the Sarlacc. –  James Sheridan Feb 25 at 10:49
    
I'd still recommend adding Bounty Hunter wars to the answer. It explains a lot of details. –  DVK Feb 25 at 14:29
    
I'd also add Dark Empire to this list which, AFAIK, was the one that established he'd survived in the first place. –  Darth Satan Feb 25 at 20:35
    
@JimmyShelter Does it go over how he got out though? –  phantom42 Feb 25 at 20:36
    
It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember Fett just being there without no real explanation. Wookieepedia doesn't mention an explanation being mentioned either. –  phantom42 Feb 25 at 20:37

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