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Trouble Magnet (Pip and Flinx Novels)by Alan Dean Foster
Synopses & Reviews
From science fiction icon Alan Dean Foster comes a blazing new Pip & Flinx adventure for fans of the green-eyed redhead with awesome mental powers and his miniature flying dragon. In this dazzling new novel, Flinx confirms his status as the galaxys greatest magnet for big trouble.
Wandering out there in some remote region of the galaxy is a gargantuan sentient Tar-Aiym weapons system. All Flinx has to do-while his pals look after his injured love Clarity Held-is find the hefty object and persuade it to knock out the monstrous evil that is hurtling through space to waste the entire Commonwealth.
A no-brainer, really, especially for Flinx, who is never without his loyal entourage of official snoops, crazed zealots, assorted goons, and the occasional assassin. Indeed, the boy wonder and his mini-drag, Pip, are eager to commence their heroic task . . . just as soon as Flinx visits Visaria-a dangerously depraved planet-to convince himself that humans are indeed worth saving.
The chances of stumbling across high moral values and utopian ideals dont look promising-what with Flinx playing a lawless Pied Piper to a gang of lying, thieving juvenile delinquents. But prospects really go south when Flinx runs afoul of the corrupt planets ruthless crime king.
Still, life is full of surprises, and Flinx is about to get smacked by a passel of them-by turns devastating, heartening, and positively jaw-dropping. For although Flinx came to Visaria to plumb the enigma of humankind, theres another mystery waiting here, a shocking clue about his own shadowy past.
From the Hardcover edition.
In the12th novel in the Pip & Flinx series, a gargantuan weapons system is wandering through the galaxy. All Flinx has to do is find something that can knock out the monstrous evil that has the power to eliminate the Commonwealth.
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.
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