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Monday, March 24, 2014

The End of the Matter by Alan Dean Foster

And so onto the next Pip and Flinx novel in which our young telepath and his pernicious pet seek out Flinx's father. Also they hear of the discovery of a rogue black hole that threatens a sector of space. Flinx journeys to Alaspin which is the home of Pip who goes off on a sabbatical for a while... This time Flinx is joined by a strange blue alien called Ab who seems to speak gibberish yet may hold a clue to stopping the rogue star. If he can be understood. While on Alaspin Flinx encounters a large friendly giant and his female companion. This giant is none other than Skua September, one of the main characters in the Icerigger trilogy of books! He also bumps into Truzenzuzex and Bran Tse-Mallory, first seen in The Tar Aiym Krang, Foster's first novel! Another fun romp across space-

Foster never fails to deliver!
 

2 comments:

j purdie said...

I'll need to try and buy some of his books. Never read anything of his as far as I know, but if you're enthusiastic about him he should be worth a read.

Larry said...

I just stopped reading one of his, Bloodhype. Supposed to be part of the series but its unrelated and dull.
Gonna read the Great Gatsby instead!