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For three decades science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers around the world, from his debut classic The Tar-Aiym Krang and his inspired scenario for the first Star Trek movie to a host of New York Times bestsellers, including Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Flinx in Flux.

In this collection of twenty brilliant odysseys of the imagination, Foster once again soars beyond the limits of reality—where the real thrills begin. . . .

NASA Sending Addicts to Mars!: It was the most insane idea in the annals of space travel—and the only one that would work.

Diesel Dream: Sometimes on dark, lonely highways dreams do come true, and this trucker’s hope was the best one of all.

Sideshow: Flinx hadn’t a clue about the alien dancer, but Pip knew trouble when she saw it.

Empowered: A magnificent male discovers the not-so-super part about being a superhero.

The Question: A bold adventurer determines to solve one of life’s profound mysteries.

. . . and fifteen other amazing stories!


A new collection of imaginative and fantastical short fiction includes the new Pip and Flinx adventure, "Sideshow," as well as "Diesel Dream," "The Question," "Empowered," "NASA Sending Addicts to Mars," and fifteen other ingenious tales. Original.

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 also the author of numerous nonfiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, 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’s love of the far-away and exotic has led him to travel extensively. He’s lived in Tahiti and French Polynesia, traveled to Europe, Asia, and throughout the Pacific, and has explored the back roads of Tanzania and Kenya. He has rappelled into New Mexico’s fabled Lechugilla Cave, panfried piranha (lots of bones, tastes a lot like trout) in Peru, white-water rafted the length of the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge, and driven solo the length and breadth of Namibia.

Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, reside in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from a turn-of-the-century miners’ brothel. He is presently at work on several new novels and media projects.

Product Details

Random House Publishing Group
Fiction : Science Fiction - Space Opera
Foster, Alan Dean
Alan Dean Foster
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Life on other planets
Short stories
Science fiction
Science / Space Opera
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Fiction : Science Fiction - High Tech
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Product details 288 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307415653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new collection of imaginative and fantastical short fiction includes the new Pip and Flinx adventure, "Sideshow," as well as "Diesel Dream," "The Question," "Empowered," "NASA Sending Addicts to Mars," and fifteen other ingenious tales. Original.
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