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Chosen by Science Fiction Chronicle as One of the Best Books of the Year

Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has written an exciting Humanx Commonwealth adventure that delves deeper into the fragile early years when humans made first contact in this unforgettable world . . .

In the second half of the twenty-fourth century, diplomatic relations proceed cautiously between thranx and humans. But the insectlike beings are nearly forgotten with the sudden discovery of an ideal planet to colonize–Argus V–and the startling appearance of a new race of space-faring aliens. People are dazzled by the beautiful, glamorous pitar. Then tragedy strikes.

The entire human population on Argus V is brutally slaughtered. Not a single clue remains to identify the unseen executioners. But from a tiny inner moon of Argus V comes a faint signal. On that insignificant chunk of rubble lies the key to the crime–setting in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with deadly consequences for thranx, pitar, and human alike. For their worlds will be changed forever by a colossal battle that is their future and their destiny . . .

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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

Synopsis:

Human relations with the insect -like aliens, the thranx, are undermined by the arrival of a new humanoid alien species that is more aesthetically pleasing, in the sequel to Phylogenesis. Reprint.

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 novel versions 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 to ever 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

ISBN:
9780345494269
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - General
Author:
Foster, Alan Dean
Author:
Alan Dean Foster
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Humanx Commonwealth (Imaginary organization)
Subject:
Humanx Commonwealth
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010529
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , Human relations with the insect -like aliens, the thranx, are undermined by the arrival of a new humanoid alien species that is more aesthetically pleasing, in the sequel to Phylogenesis. Reprint.
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