Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    On the Table | November 9, 2014

    Tracey T.: IMG New Cookbooks for October and November: Potluck Time!



    October/November is a favorite time in our offices. These are the months when scads of cookbooks are released, a deluge of cookbooks, a tornado of... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.95
List price: $6.99
Used Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Candle of Distant Earth

by

The Candle of Distant Earth Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever-popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression “out of this world” takes on a whole new meaning.

Location is everything. In Chicago, Marcus Walker was a hotshot commodities broker. In the cargo hold of the alien Vilenjji spaceship, he and a laconic dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his value, are just two more primitive creatures being shipped to the civilized part of the universe, where the market for cuddly extraterrestrial “pets” is busting wide open.

Though Walker and George manage to escape, man and dog are far from overjoyed, being even farther from Earth-billions of miles, in fact-and without a clue as to whether the direction home is up, down, or sideways. Possessing universe-level social skills, Walker becomes the leader of his own armada. Yet even a fleet commander is hard pressed to find a piece of space that no ones ever heard of, much less cares to find.

To make matters worse, it seems the Vilenjji are proving to be notoriously sore losers. Even if Walker does pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universe haystack, theres a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field.

Yep, its a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities- and Walkers going to get hit with all of them.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

In the final volume of Foster's Taken trilogy, Marcus Walker, a Chicago commodities trader kidnapped by aliens, and his sardonic talking dog land on the planet Hyff where they help the Hyfft battle unpleasant invaders before resuming their quest to return home.

About the Author

Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from an early-twentieth-century miners brothel. He is currently at work on several new novels and media projects.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345461339
Author:
Foster, Alan Dean
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Alien abduction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Taken Trilogy
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.82x4.28x.85 in. .32 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Accelerando
    Used Mass Market $4.95
  2. Helix
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  3. Pattern Recognition
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Jumper Used Trade Paper $4.50
  5. City of Pearl
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. Moonrise Used Mass Market $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure

The Candle of Distant Earth Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345461339 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the final volume of Foster's Taken trilogy, Marcus Walker, a Chicago commodities trader kidnapped by aliens, and his sardonic talking dog land on the planet Hyff where they help the Hyfft battle unpleasant invaders before resuming their quest to return home.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.