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Publisher Comments:

The final novel in The Taken trilogy, Foster's space epic about a man and his dog. 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 one's 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, there's a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field. Yep, it's a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities - and Walker's going to get hit with all of them.

Synopsis:

The epic conclusion of the Taken Trilogy, which began with Lost and Found and The Light-Years Beneath My Feet, continues the space adventures of successful commodities broker-turned-alien abductee Marcus Walker and his talking canine companion, George. 20,000 first printing.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345461322
Publisher:
Del Rey
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - Adventure
Author:
Foster, Alan Dean
Author:
Alan Dean Foster
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Alien abduction
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060627
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
262

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Product details 262 pages Ballantine - English 9780345461322 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The epic conclusion of the Taken Trilogy, which began with Lost and Found and The Light-Years Beneath My Feet, continues the space adventures of successful commodities broker-turned-alien abductee Marcus Walker and his talking canine companion, George. 20,000 first printing.
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