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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 Minds 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 truckers hope was the best one of all.

Sideshow: Flinx hadnt 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 lifes profound mysteries.

. . . and fifteen other amazing stories!


The "New York Times" bestselling author takes readers through 20 brilliant odysseys of the imagination in this collection of stories that soars beyond the limits of reality. This volume features a new Pip and Flinx adventure.

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.

Fosters love of the far-away and exotic has led him to travel extensively. Hes 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 Mexicos fabled Lechugilla Cave, panfried piranha (lots of bones, tastes a lot like trout) in Peru, white-water rafted the length of the Zambezis 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Lay you head on my pilose
  2. Diesel dream
  3. Lethal perspective
  4. Laying veneer
  5. Betcha can't eat just one
  6. Fitting time
  7. We three kings
  8. NASA sending addicts to Mars
  9. Empowered — TheKiss
  10. The impossible place — TheBoy who was a sea
  11. Undying iron
  12. The question
  13. The kindness of strangers
  14. Pien bek Longpela telimpon
  15. Suzy Q
  16. The little bits that count
  17. Sideshow.

Product Details

Foster, Alan Dean
Del Rey
New York
Science fiction
Short stories
Life on other planets
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Science / Space Opera
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 68
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
7.02x4.24x.81 in. .32 lbs.

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