Pip & Flinx Books In Publication Order
- The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)
- Bloodhype (1973)
- The End of the Matter (1977)
- Orphan Star (1977)
- For Love of Mother-Not (1983)
- Flinx in Flux (1988)
- Mid-Flinx (1995)
- Reunion (2001)
- Flinx’s Folly (2002)
- Sliding Scales (2004)
- Running from the Deity (2005)
- Trouble Magnet (2006)
- Patrimony (2007)
- Flinx Transcendent (2009)
- Strange Music (2018)
Pip & Flinx Books In Chronological Order
- For Love of Mother-Not (1983)
- The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)
- Orphan Star (1977)
- The End of the Matter (1977)
- Flinx in Flux (1988)
- Mid-Flinx (1995)
- Reunion (2001)
- Flinx’s Folly (2002)
- Sliding Scales (2004)
- Running from the Deity (2005)
- Bloodhype (1973)
- Trouble Magnet (2006)
- Patrimony (2007)
- Flinx Transcendent (2009)
- Strange Music (2018)
Icerigger Books In Publication Order
- Icerigger (1974)
- Mission to Moulokin (1979)
- The Deluge Drivers (1987)
Star Trek: The Animated Books In Publication Order
- Star Trek Log One (1974)
- Star Trek Log Two (1974)
- Star Trek Log Three (1974)
- Star Trek Log Four (1975)
- Star Trek Log Five (1975)
- Star Trek Log Six (1976)
- Star Trek Log Seven (1976)
- Star Trek Log Eight (1976)
- Star Trek Log Nine (1977)
- Star Trek Log Ten (1978)
Humanx Commonwealth Books In Publication Order
- Midworld (1975)
- Cachalot (1980)
- Nor Crystal Tears (1982)
- Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)
- Sentenced to Prism (1985)
- The Howling Stones (1997)
- Drowning World (2003)
- Quofum (2008)
Humanx Commonwealth Books In Chronological Order
- Nor Crystal Tears (1982)
- Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)
- Midworld (1975)
- Drowning World (2003)
- Quofum (2008)
- The Howling Stones (1997)
- Sentenced to Prism (1985)
- Cachalot (1980)
Star Wars Books In Publication Order
- Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (1976)
- Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (1978)
With Friends…Books In Publication Order
- With Friends Like These… (1977)
- …Who Needs Enemies? (1984)
Alien Movie Books In Publication Order
- Alien (1979)
- Aliens (1986)
- Alien³ (1992)
- Alien Resurrection (By:A.C. Crispin) (1997)
- Alien: Covenant (2017)
- Alien: Covenant Origins (2017)
Spellsinger Books In Publication Order
- Spellsinger (1983)
- The Hour of the Gate (1984)
- The Day of the Dissonance (1984)
- The Moment of the Magician (1984)
- The Paths of the Perambulator (1985)
- The Time of the Transference (1986)
- Son of Spellsinger (1993)
- Chorus Skating (1994)
The Damned Books In Publication Order
- A Call to Arms (1991)
- The False Mirror (1992)
- The Spoils of War (1993)
Angel Cardenas Books In Publication Order
- Montezuma Strip (1995)
- The Mocking Program (2002)
Dinotopia Books In Publication Order
- Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (By:James Gurney) (1992)
- Dinotopia Audio Adventure (By:James Gurney) (1992)
- Dinotopia: The World Beneath (By:James Gurney) (1995)
- River Quest (By:John Vornholt) (1995)
- Dinotopia Lost (1996)
- Sabertooth Mountain (By:John Vornholt) (1996)
- The Maze (By:Peter David) (1998)
- The Hand of Dinotopia (1999)
- Dinotopia: First Flight (By:James Gurney) (1999)
- Dolphin Watch (By:John Vornholt) (2002)
- Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (By:James Gurney) (2007)
Journeys of the Catechist Books In Publication Order
- Carnivores of Light and Darkness (1998)
- Into the Thinking Kingdoms (1999)
- A Triumph of Souls (2000)
Founding of the Commonwealth Books In Publication Order
- Phylogenesis (1999)
- Dirge (2000)
- Diuturnity’s Dawn (2002)
Taken Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Lost and Found (2004)
- The Light-Years Beneath My Feet (2005)
- The Candle of Distant Earth (2006)
Transformers Books In Publication Order
- Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday (2007)
- Transformers (2007)
- Transformers: The Veiled Threat (2009)
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Star Trek Books In Publication Order
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
- The Unsettling Stars (2020)
Tipping Point Books In Publication Order
- The Human Blend (2010)
- Body, Inc. (2012)
- The Sum of Her Parts (2012)
Countless Worlds Books In Publication Order
- Oshenerth (2015)
- The Taste of Different Dimensions (2019)
- The Flavors of Other Worlds (2019)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Luana (1974)
- Dark Star (1974)
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Outland (1981)
- Clash of the Titans (1981)
- The Thing (1982)
- The Man Who Used the Universe (1983)
- Krull (1983)
- The I Inside (1984)
- Shadowkeep (1984)
- Starman (1984)
- The Last Starfighter (1984)
- Slipt (1984)
- Pale Rider (1985)
- Into the Out of (1986)
- Glory Lane (1987)
- Maori (1988)
- Outer Heat (1988)
- To the Vanishing Point (1988)
- Alien Nation (1988)
- Codgerspace (1989)
- Quozl (1989)
- Cyber Way (1990)
- Cat-a-Lyst (1991)
- Greenthieves (1994)
- Design for Great-Day (1995)
- The Dig (1995)
- Parallelities (1995)
- Life Form (1995)
- Voyage of the Basset (1996)
- Jed the Dead (1997)
- Kingdoms of Light (2001)
- Interlopers (2001)
- Primal Shadows (2001)
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
- Sagramanda (2006)
- Terminator Salvation (2009)
- The Deavys (2016)
- Relic (2018)
- Madrenga (2020)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- The Horror on the Beach (1978)
- Box of Oxen (2011)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- The Metrognome and Other Stories (1990)
- Mad Amos (1996)
- Impossible Places (2002)
- Exceptions to Reality (2008)
- Resistance Front (2011)
- The Compleat Mad Amos (2018)
Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves (1991)
- Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders (1993)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Animated Features and Silly Symphonies (1980)
- Predators I Have Known (2011)
- The Phisher (2012)
Alien Books In Publication Order
- Alien StarSwarm (By:Robert Sheckley) (1991)
- Alien: The Cold Forge (By:Alex White) (2018)
- Alien: Echo (By:Mira Grant) (2019)
- Alien: Isolation (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2019)
- Alien: Prototype (By:Tim Waggoner) (2019)
- Aliens: Phalanx (By:Scott Sigler) (2020)
- Into Charybdis (By:Alex White) (2021)
- Aliens: Infiltrator (By:Weston Ochse) (2021)
UFO Anthology Books In Publication Order
- Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)
- Funny Science Fiction (2015)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)
- Funny Fantasy (2016)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)
- Funny Horror (2017)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)
- Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)
Laksa Anthology Books In Publication Order
- Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (2016)
- The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (2017)
- Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (2017)
- Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders (2018)
- Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories (2021)
Star Wars: Novelizations Books In Publication Order
- A New Hope (1976)
- The Phantom Menace (By:Terry Brooks) (1999)
- Revenge of the Sith (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2005)
- The Force Awakens (2015)
Alien Nation Books In Publication Order
- Alien Nation (1988)
- Dark Horizon (By:K.W. Jeter) (1993)
- Body and Soul (By:Peter David) (1993)
- The Change (By:Barry B. Longyear) (1994)
- Slag Like Me (By:Barry B. Longyear) (1994)
- Extreme Prejudice (By:L.A. Graf) (1995)
- Cross of Blood (By:K.W. Jeter) (1995)
Star Wars Legends Books In Publication Order
- Star Wars Episode #04: A New Hope Novelization (1976)
- Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)
- Tales from the Empire (1997)
- Tales from the New Republic (1999)
- The Approaching Storm (2002)
- The Dangerous Games (2002)
- A Forest Apart (2003)
- Tatooine Ghost (2003)
- Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)
- Legacy of the Jedi (2003)
- The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)
- Outbound Flight (2006)
- Star Wars (2007)
- Death Star (2007)
- Star Wars: Death Star (2007)
- The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)
- A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)
- Star Wars A New Hope: The LIfe of Luke Skywalker (2009)
- Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (2010)
- Crosscurrent (2010)
- Fire Ring Race (2010)
- Shinbone Showdown (2010)
- Choices of One (2011)
- Shadow Games (2011)
- Riptide (2011)
- Knight Errant (2011)
- Winner Lose All (2012)
- Scourge (2012)
- The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)
- Scoundrels (2013)
- The Last Jedi (2013)
- Kenobi (2013)
- Crucible (2013)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves (1991)
- Betcha Can’t Read Just One (1993)
- Superheroes (1995)
- The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (2003)
- Untold Adventures (2011)
- Dead Man’s Hand (2014)
- Short Things (2020)
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Alan Dean Foster Books Overview
The Tar-Aiym Krang
Moth was a beautiful planet, the only one with wings two great golden clouds suspended in space around it. Here was a wide open world for any venture a man might scheme. The planet attracted unwary travelers, hardened space sailors, and merchant buccaneers a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest…
most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn’t really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn’t quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead in the first place…
It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciating slow death, and there was no known antidote. It was a killer. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that’s what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy. Someone somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!
The End of the Matter
Accompanied by his faithful minidragon Pip and a most troublesome alien called Abalamahalamatandra Ab for short Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeworld of his flying snake. There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx’s mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn’t know what real trouble was until he realized that the Qwarm a deadly assassin squad were three steps behind him with a contract to kill. But the minidragon’s homeworld did not offer safety and Flinx had a terrible time just staying alive…
a matter complicated to no mean degree by a collapsar already set on an unstoppable death course across the galaxy!BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster.
One man in the Universe holds the key to the mystery of Flinx’s past and that man is trying to kill him!It is a strange childhood for a kid, to be adopted by the restless Mother Mastiff and raised in the bustling marketplace of Drallar. Flinx never knew the mom and dad who abandoned him years ago. In fact, his birth has always been shrouded in mystery. But Flinx eventually discovers that his unknown parents have left him a curious legacy extraordinary mental powers that are both a marvelous gift and a dreaded curse. This double edged legacy will lead Flinx, along with his loyal protector, the mini dragon Pip, on a harrowing journey in search of the truth…
about who he is and where he comes from. It is a daring adventure that brings him to another world and into the clutches of one of the most evil and powerful men in the galaxy…
. Orphan Star is the newest addition to the Del Rey Imagine program, which offers the best in fantasy and science fiction for readers twelve and up. From the Trade Paperback edition.
For Love of Mother-Not
Flinx was just a freckle faced, red headed kid with green eyes and a strangely compelling stare when Mother Mastiff first saw him on the auctioneer’s block. One hundred credits, and he was hers. For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew even let him keep the deadly flying dragon he called Pip. But when Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappears, Flinx tails her kidnappers on a dangerous journey. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons are Pip s venom…
and Flinx s unusual Talents.
Flinx in Flux
When Flinx, no stranger to galactic intrigue, found an unconscious woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, he took it in stride. When he learned that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins, he tried to help the beautiful Clarity back to her project. Unfortunately, the assassins were still at work. They would do anything to stop the research on Longtunnel and would kill anyone or anything that got in their way…
. THE ADVENTURES OF FLINX OF THE COMMONWEALTH:FOR LOVE OF MOTHER NOTTHE TAR AIYM KRANGORPHAN STARTHE END OF THE MATTERBLOODHYPEFlinx in Flux
Flinx: born in controversy as the product of illegal genetic experiments. Flinx: raised an orphan in the streets of Drallar on the planet Moth. Flinx: the extraordinary young man with a rare flying snake for a companion, always the inadvertent center of danger and galactic intrigue. Now in his twenties, and owner of a remarkable interstellar spacecraft, he wanted nothing more than to sink into obscurity, posing as a tourist on the backwater worlds of the Commonwealth. But even here he could not escape the attention of a rich local bully who was determined to acquire the minidrag Pip for his personal zoo. Flinx wanted only to avoid trouble, but where Flinx and Pip went, trouble followed. Flinx hoped to elude pursuit by fleeing randomly into uncharted space seemingly the only place he would find the peace he craved. Instead, he made one of the most startling discoveries of his life: a verdant planet covered by an immense jungle, miles deep, hosting an incredible variety of plant and animal life, all of it unknown and all of it deadly. But stranger still, Flinx found humans living there, the descendants of a lost colony ship from the earliest days of human expansion into space. These people called their home Midworld, for the middle levels of the jungle treetops where they lived. Flinx would need their help to survive in this wild and wonderful place, especially when his tenacious pursuers discovered his hiding place…
The wait is over! At last, New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster returns to his acclaimed Humanx universe, where a young human orphan called Flinx seeks to unlock the dangerous secrets of his past and the uncertain prospects of his future with the aid of the formidable minidrag known as Pip. Together, Flinx and Pip have roamed the galaxy on their quest for knowledge, finding friends and enemies along the way, and providing unforgettable memories for an ever growing legion of delighted fans. Now, with Reunion, Alan Dean Foster gives those fans what they’ve been clamoring for: the most mind bending Flinx and Pip adventure yet a roller coaster ride into the unknown, filled with wonder and humor…
and a host of deadly adversaries. It all starts innocently enough. Well, almost innocently. So what if Flinx uses his enhanced empathic abilities to finesse his way into a top secret security installation on Earth? Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out. But headaches are the least of his problems. For the information he uncovers leads Flinx into AAnn space, and the reptilian AAnn are more likely to eat human visitors than welcome them. Awaiting Flinx is a planet brim*ming with hidden dangers and astonishing discoveries. But nothing so dangerous, or so astonishing, as the unexpected return of an old enemy: an enemy as evil as she is beautiful…
New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain twenty four year old with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying mini dragon. Sure to delight longtime fans and win new ones, Flinx’s Folly follows Flinx on a thrilling quest to unravel the mysteries of his mind and body. It is a quest that forces him to confront a horror almost beyond human comprehension concealed somewhere in the universe…
and coming closer. It s a good thing Flinx is no stranger to trouble, because he s swimming in it. Even before the latest murderous attack by a new gang of assailants, there seems no end to people determined to arrest, examine, or kill him. To add insult to all that injury, Flinx has been spirited away and enlisted in a battle against a monstrous extra galactic threat. Hidden behind the Great Emptiness, in a place where it seems matter and energy have never been, there is only evil. Pure evil that is approaching him, accelerating. Against such a quintessence of colossal evil what can one puny human and a formidable mini drag protector do? Flinx must tell someone or go out of his already addled mind. Choosing a confidant is easy: Clarity Held, a crush he hasn t seen in six years. She is a young woman who has clearly gone on with her life in ways that he soon learns don t necessarily include Flinx. Whatever happens, Flinx makes up his mind to act quickly. His decision is the beginning of a terrifying, high stakes adventure through perilous new realms that will rocket him into the very heart of danger and into the arms of the only woman he s ever loved. As he and Pip bravely travel to a place where no man or mini drag has gone before, Flinx discovers he has a few more friends than he thought and far more enemies than he ever imagined. From the Hardcover edition.
From New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster comes a fantastic new Pip and Flinx adventure starring a certain twenty four year old redhead with emerald eyes and uncanny abilities and his devoted mini dragon protector. Time and again, the daring pair have braved countless dangers to emerge victorious. But now Flinx attempts something that may be impossible for the heretofore undefeated hero. His mission: to take a vacation. Never have the cares of the universe lain so heavily on Flinx’s shoulders, nor the forces arrayed against him seemed so invincible. Pursued by a newly revealed sect of doomsday fanatics, hunted by factions inside and outside the Commonwealth for transgressions real and imagined, expected to single handedly avert a looming galactic crisis or bear responsibility for the consequences, Flinx can be forgiven for feeling a slight touch of melancholy. There s only one solution for what ails Flinx, according to his ship s AI. But taking time off is tricky business. With an increasing number of enemies chasing him with ever greater enthusiasm, Flinx must find a getaway shrouded in obscurity. Jast, a planet smack in the middle of nowhere, is the perfect locale. Yet even in a place where hardly anyone s ever seen a human, Flinx and trouble can t stay separated for long. Unfortunately, Flinx hasn t a clue that his vacation paradise is in reality a danger zone of the highest magnitude. And by the time he learns the truth, it may be too late.
Running from the Deity
From science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster comes a thrilling new Pip and Flinx adventure, wherein a certain red haired, green eyed young man blessed or cursed with strange powers finds himself and his mini dragon sidekick on a top secret mission concerning deep space, alien worlds…
and a primordial horror intent on devouring all of it. In the outer depths of the universe lies the Great Emptiness, where something dreadful lurks, hidden behind a great gravitational lens of dark matter. Something horrific that howls and writhes and rages across three hundred million light years of space and is now heading straight for the Commonwealth and moving faster all the time. One slim chance exists to avert catastrophe, and only Flinx can take it. Roaming the galaxy is a conscious planet size weapons system, the legacy of a long extinct race. As Flinx is the only one who has ever experienced mental contact with the machine, it is his job to find the powerful alien artifact and coax it into joining the battle against the behemoth from beyond. So Pip and Flinx valiantly sail into the unknown aboard their little spaceship, which is immediately forced down for emergency repairs on planet Arrawd, home to less advanced sentients and therefore off limits to space travelers. But what with Arrawd being very beautiful, and Flinx being Flinx, this particular rule doesn t stand a chance. Now, Flinx is no stranger to murderous attacks and stalking assassins evading them occupies most of his waking hours but to be besieged by hordes bent on worshipping him as a god? Worse still, escaping this fate is going to be as impossible as fulfilling his dire mission. What’s a deity to do?From the Hardcover edition.
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 galaxy’s 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 don t 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 planet s 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, there s another mystery waiting here, a shocking clue about his own shadowy past. From the Hardcover edition.
In this new Pip & Flinx thriller, Alan Dean Foster displays the brilliance that has made him one of the brightest lights in science fiction. In Patrimony, fans will learn more about their favorite redhead with emerald eyes, uncanny powers, and a poisonous minidrag than they ever dreamed possible. I know who your father is…
Gestalt. A shocked Flinx hears these dying words from one of the renegade eugenicists whose experiments with humans twenty odd years ago shocked the galaxy…
and spawned Flinx. So Flinx and his minidrag, Pip, venture to Gestalt, an out of the way planet perfect for someone who never wants to be found disregarding the advice of those who think Flinx could make better use of his time locating the ancient, sentient weapons platform that could be the galaxy’s only chance of stopping the exterminating scourge that s fast approaching. Flinx might agree with them but the quest for Patrimony wins out. Sorry, galaxy!Could Gestalt supply the key to Flinx s shadowy past and strange powers? An eccentric loner in a remote area could be the father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of his birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. An eccentric longer in a remote area of the distant planet could be he father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of Flinx s birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. Unfortunately for Flinx, Gestalt also hosts a resident bounty hunter who s just learned about the stupendous reward offered for a certain dead redhead. Flinx gets a chance to test his adversary s skills when our hero s skimmer is blasted out of the sky and into a raging river in the middle of nowhere a nowhere of impassable terrain and ravenous, carnivorous beasts. But hey, what s one more impossible challenge for someone who s spent his life defying the odds and escaping the inescapable? Flinx has one thing going for him…
plenty of experience. From the Hardcover edition.
From one of the most brilliant imaginations in science fiction comes Flinx Transcendent, Alan Dean Foster’s thrilling conclusion to the series that began over thirty five years ago the epic adventures of Flinx and his flying minidrag companion, Pip. Flinx is the only one with even the tiniest chance of stopping the evil colossus barreling in to destroy the Humanx Commonwealth and everything else in the Milky Way. With time running out, Flinx is a man in search of a solution and in search of himself. His efforts take him to the land of his mortal enemies, the bloodthirsty AAnn, where chances are excellent that Flinx s discovery and summary execution will eliminate all his demons and doubts in one masterstroke. The way Flinx is feeling, that might not be the worst imaginable end. After years of searching for his father, he finally has and must bear the truth. And now he must also seek out an ancient sentient weapons platform wandering around somewhere in the galaxy and then communicate with it, a powwow that could very well fry his already frazzled brain. Then there are the oblivion craving assassins determined to stop Flinx before he can prevent total annihilation. With a future that rosy, it s no surprise he s flirting with disaster. Still, Flinx is no quitter, and he s got something else going for him an uncanny ability to improvise and triumph or at least survive in impossible situations. He s certainly been through enough of them, and now he s going to need every ounce of that know how, because he s venturing to places where the laws of physics fear to tread, where no one s ever been, to do what no one s ever done, and where his deadliest enemy is so close it s invisible.
The Deluge Drivers
It looked as if Ethan Fortune was stuck on the icy world of Tran ky ky, never to enjoy the warm comforts of civilization again. But when the scientists at the outpost of Brass Monkey detected an odd atmospheric phenomenon, things began to heat up. Only the great icerigger Slanderscree could make the dangerous journey to the isolated southern continent, and only Ethan could convince the primitive Tran that the mysterious warm spot was worth the trip. Nothing could have prepared Ethan and his Tran and human companions for what they encountered as they sped southward, for its like had not been seen for thousands of years open water on the ice oceans of Tran ky ky!But the worst was yet to come. This was no natural phenomenon. Someone was systematically raising the temperature of the frozen planet. If Ethan and crew of Slanderscree couldn’t stop the process, soon Tran ky ky would become a paradise for humans and a living hell for the Tran.
Star Trek Log Three
More lively adaptations from television’s most popular science fiction series! Complete in this volume:ONCE UPON A PLANETThe crew lands on a planet for rest and recreation, a planet programmed to play out each person’s favorite fantasies. Suddenly, the system runs amok, and the crew is chased by fantastic creations of their own imaginings. MUDD’S PASSIONThat reprobate trader Harry Mudd smuggles a love potion aboard the Enterprise. The first two people affected are Nurse Chapel and would you believe Mr. Spock. THE MAGICKS OF MEGAS TUCaptain Kirk and company meet a strange goat man named Lucien on a mysterious planet. But why does he look so familiar?
Star Trek Log Seven
Novelization of the Star Trek Animated Series episode, ‘The Counter Clock Incident,’ script by John Culver.
Born was a child of the rain forest that covered Midworld, part of the primitive society that the peaceful jungle planet had sustained for hundreds of years. He was wise in the ways of his world, and he knew well the precarious natural balance that governed all things. Then one day the aliens came. Giants. They knew nothing of the Upper or Lower Hell and they cared less. Born had risked his life to save them, to guide them through the myriad tangled boughs, past unseen, unsuspected dangers lurking in the underbrush. But worse than their ignorance of how to survive, the aliens had plans for Midworld, plans that could utterly destroy the globe spanning forest that his people called home. As the days passed, Born realized his mistake. And as he had once hunted only to live, he knew now that he would be forced to live only to kill…
Cachalot landless ocean planet, long ago reserved by man as a refuge for the great sea creatures they had hunted near to extinction. Scattered humans lived peacefully in floating townships, until one day something rose from the deep destroying all in its path.
Nor Crystal Tears
Before Man and insectlike Thranx had become allies, when the reptilian AAnn were just occasional raiders of Thranx colony worlds, one young Thranx agricultural expert lived a life of quiet desperation.A dreamer in a world of sensible, stable beings, Ryo buried himself in his work reclaiming marshland from a tenacious jungle until he came across a letter describing a relative’s encounter with horrid, two legged, soft skinned space going beasts…
The Howling Stones
The newly discovered planet of Senisran was a veritable paradise. Its vast oceans were dotted with thousands of lush islands containing vast deposits of rare earths and minerals. But Senisran was also the Humanx Commonwealth’s problem child, for each island was inhabited by a different tribe of aboriginal natives whose customs and tribal rites varied from island to island. Each had to be negotiated with separately for mining rights, and the Commonwealth was locked in a race against the vicious AAnn Empire to secure those rights. Now the clans of the Parramat Archipelago on Senisran were resisting entreaties by the Commonwealth and AAnn alike. So, xenologist and first contact specialist Pulickel Tomochelor was dispatched from Earth to handle this sensitive and stubborn negotiation. More comfortable with aliens than with his own species, and confident in his extraordinary ability to communicate with them, Pulickel looked forward to a short assignment and a triumphant return to Earth. But he hadn’t counted on the incredible secret of Parramat: the strange green stones that the natives used to bless the crops, ensure plentiful fishing, heal the injured and ill, and control the weather. Within these stones lay an awesome technology the origin of which was lost in time, technology that had to be kept from the AAnn at any cost. In his previous travels around the planets of the Commonwealth, Pulickel had seen many wonders, but never any like this. And he had seen the effects of evil on both beings and planets, but he never expected to meet the very essence of evil face to face…
Enter the amazing world of the Humanx Commonwealth, the interstellar empire governed jointly by humans and insectoid Thranx aliens as New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster continues the saga that began with For Love of Mother Not, The Tar Aiym Krang, and Orphan Star!
Alan Dean Foster doesn t just build worlds, he creates entire universes. Book by book, his star spanning saga of the Humanx Commonwealth has evolved into one of science fiction’s most notable achievements. Filled with rigorously imagined aliens and sophisticated cultures, spiced with humor and passion, and driven by relentless adventure and intrigue, Foster s remarkable Commonwealth series just keeps getting better. They call it the Drowning World. It is Fluva, a planet on the fringes of the Commonwealth where it rains torrentially, ceaselessly, and maddeningly for all but one month of the Fluvan year. Chief Administrator Lauren Matthias is fairly new to the position. Her primary goal: keeping Fluva s indigenous species, the warlike Sakuntala and immigrant species, the timid but hard working Deyzara, from annihilating one another. The wettest place on Fluva is Viisiiviisii, an immense, mostly unexplored jungle. Thanks to the endless rains and humid conditions, exotic animals and plants have thrived there, many of them deadly predators. Yet the same evolutionary process responsible for creating toxic creatures has made the jungle a treasure trove of undiscovered botanicals potentially useful in engineering everything from pharmaceuticals to perfumes. A man can get rich there. Or die trying. Bio prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga has come to the jungle to get rich if he survives the terrain once his sabotaged ship goes down. When a Sakuntala and a Deyzara are dispatched by Matthias to rescue the unfortunate soul, their ship crashes, too. Now, in order to survive, the three unlikely allies must do something that no one has ever done before: walk out of the Viisiiviisii. Meanwhile, in what pas*ses for civilization, long simmering tensions between Sakuntala and Deyzara erupt into violence, threatening Matthias s official position of neutrality and her life. Behind the violence, Matthias detects a mysterious presence, one related to Shadrach s disappearance. But how are the two related? The answer, when it comes, will send shock waves through the entire Commonwealth…
and beyond. From the Hardcover edition.
Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster’s new adventure takes place in the amazing Humanx Commonwealth, home of the ever popular Pip & Flinx. Although the dynamic redhead and his daring minidrag do not appear in Quofum, this knockout thriller sets the stage for their explosive date with destiny in the duo s final climactic adventure, Flinx Transcendent. The mission to planet Quofum is supposed to be a quickie for Captain Boylan and his crew. Boylan is tasked with delivering four scientists two men, one woman, and one thranx to the unknown world, setting up camp while the experts investigate flora and fauna, then ferrying them safely home. The first surprise is that Quofum, which regularly slips in and out of existence on Commonwealth monitors, is actually there when Boylan and company arrive. The second surprise is more about what Quofum is not: The planet is not logical, ordered, or rational. The team encounters three intelligent, warring species some carbon based, others silicate based, all bizarre along with thousands of unique, often unclassifiable life forms. Quofum s wild biodiversity doesn t appear to be natural. But if it is by design, then by whose, and for what purpose?There are more revelations, more highly evolved species waiting to be identified, even tantalizing clues to a civilization light years ahead of the Commonwealth s. But the crew members are not ready for the real shockers, because none of them expect to find a killer in their midst, or to discover that their spaceship is missing and, with it, all means of communication. Of course, the marooned teammates know nothing about the Great Evil racing toward the galaxy, and they certainly have never heard of Flinx, the only person with half a chance to stop it. Nor do they know that Quofum could play a crucial role in defeating the all devouring monster from beyond. One thing the scientists do know, however, is how to ferret out the truth. But whether that will be enough to alter the course of the oncoming catastrophe is anyone s guess.
Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker
Luke skywalker challenged the stromtroopers of a distant galaxy on a daring mission where a force became the power of death!
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on the planet was the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem that would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast…
With Friends Like These…
Willie Whitehorse could have been just another boozed up guitarist, if it hadn’t been for his songs. Somehow they were different they reached out and grabbed people’s souls. Now agent Sam Parker wanted a piece of the action. But when he had it, Sam knew he’d made a terrible mistake…
a mistake it was much too late to correct…
With Friends Like These…
The aliens had returned to Earth after centuries because they needed allies. But after hundreds of years, they had no idea what they would be getting the universe into…
and they soon found out!Dream Done GreenPericles was a poet and a genius, who also happened to be a horse!Why Johnny Can’t SpeedA father could teach his son a lot of important things, but combat on the freeways wasn’t one of them…
not when the kid was eighteen and too full of himself to survive. But revenge did have its compensations!
FADE IN SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE SPACE Silent and endless. The stars shine like the love of God…
cold and remote. Against them drifts a tiny chip of technology. CLOSER SHOT: It is the NARCISSUS, lifeboat of the ill fated star freighter Nostromo. Without interior or running lights it seems devoid of life. The PING of a RANGING RADAR grows louder, closer. A shadow engulfs the Narcissus. Searchlights flash on, playing over the tiny ship, as a MASSIVE DARK HULL descends toward it…
James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s stylish noir sci fi thriller and used the characters to create a western in space tour de force. For the first time the complete script of James Cameron s Aliens has been cleared for publication. The package will be the complete script including scenes filmed but not released into the theatres and hitherto unseen stills from the films.
A novelization of the upcoming movie sequel starring Sigourney Weaver follows Ripley as she crashes down onto a prison planet and must battle the Alien once more before it destroys the whole world. Movie tie in.
The Hour of the Gate
Accompanying the wizard Clothahump to try and mount a defense against the invasion of the monstrous insectoid Plated Folk, Jon Tom and his otter companion Mudge find themselves faced with ever more serious obstacles from an underground river that leads to the four waterfalls known as The Earth’s Throat, to the spider silk city of the wary Weavers and their horrifically attractive arachnid queen.
The Day of the Dissonance
Clothahump, the wizard, is dying. All that can save him are rare medicinal powers to be found across the Glittergeist Ocean, past distant Snarken, Jon Tom, the Spellsinger, sets out on the most perilous pilgrimage of his still young career, armed with only his music making duar and a reluctant Mudge, the otter, as his guide. Along the way he conjures up Roseroar, Amazonian tiger, rescues Jalwar, the ferret, and together they free Folly, the beauty, from bondage! Spellsinger and his motley crew press on, confronting a forest of Fungoid Frankensteins on the Muddletop Moors, a parrot pirate on the high seas, cannibal fairies in the enchanted canyon, and the evil wizard of Malderpot who poses the greatest challenge of all!
The Moment of the Magician
In his continuing quest to find his way back to his own world, Jon Tom the spellsinger must face off against a magician with sinister intentions Far to the south of the peaceful Bellwoods, where Jon Tom the spellsinger continues trying to master the art of turning music into magic, a sinister force has awakened: a magician with great ambition and unheard of power. He summons lightning to do his bidding, commands an army of faceless flying demons, and claims to come from another world one Jon Tom suspects might be his own. If he can somehow reason with the unknown magician, perhaps they can combine their talents and find a way to go home together. Wary of this new wickedness, Jon Tom’s suspicious mentor sends the spellsinger and his companions on a journey to the southlands, assuring him that the land they are to visit is tropical, friendly, and largely uninhabited. As Jon Tom learns all too often, in this mysterious world much will be proven catastrophically wrong.
The Paths of the Perambulator
With Clothahump and Mudge the Otter, Jonathan Meriweather, the Spellsinger, now faces the greatest challenge of all for the mysterious Perambulator is threatening the very fabric of the universe.
Son of Spellsinger
Much to Clothahump the Wizard’s distress, ex hippie Jon Tom and Talea’s son Buncan wants to be a questing hero, but not a spellsinger. Instead he forms a band with Mudge’s kids, otters Noctor and Squill, one that creates a wild unpredictable magic based on rap! Then an anteater arrives with rumours about a dangerous legend. Soon the young rappers, aided by a drunk rhino, are off on an odyssey to a fortress where evil sorcerers threaten the world. And where only the unknown power of Buncan’s beat can stop the hordes of hideous hybrids.
The discovery of errant living notes escaped from an extradimensional symphony leads Spellsinger Jon Tom and his otter sidekick, Mudge, on a perilous quest to rescue some spoiled princesses, battle a guerrilla gorilla, and match wits with an evil alien band.
A Call to Arms
For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave’s surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did for thousands of years. Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors a scouting party for the Weave, looking. for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans. Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn’t matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth…
First Time in Paperback
The False Mirror
As war rages on between the Amplitur and the union of races known as the Weave, Ranji an Ashregan warrior trained from birth to battle humans is captured, and he soon learns of the Amplitur’s vile genetic manipulations.
The Spoils of War
After hundreds of years of battle, the alien alliance known as the Weave and their human allies succeed in repelling the assaults of the Amplitur, but they face an unexpected threat from within their own ranks.
In a collection of science fiction stories, top police officer Angel Cardenas must survive in a nightmarish future world where wealth and high technology mix with Third World poverty and street gangs. By the author of Alien.
The Mocking Program
The bestselling author of the Spellsinger and Flinx series delivers a suspenseful high tech police procedural set in a gritty, near future Los Angeles. Angel Cardenas is a hard working police detective in 21st century Los Angeles. But Cardenas is no ordinary copas an intuit he possesses the special talent of knowing what others will do in any given situation. When a businessman is found murdered, missing his vital organs and all his money, Cardenas is on the case. His investigation takes him to the victims home, where an explosion nearly kills him. Now, he has to figure out where the woman and the young girl who had been living there have disappeared to. And why doesnt the victims I.D. match his DNA scan? Exploring the underworlds of Los Angeles,Cardenas will stop at nothing in his search for The Mock, a stone cold killer who will do anything to get what he wants.
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (By:James Gurney)
In the year 1860, biologist and explorer Arthur Denison and his son, Will, set out on a sea voyage of discovery and adventure. When a powerful typhoon wrecks the ship in uncharted waters, Arthur and Will are the sole survivors. Washed ashore on a strange island called Dinotopia, they are amazed to find a breathtaking world where cities are built on waterfalls, people have found new ways to fly, and humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony. With new discoveries at every turn, Arthur and Will embark upon their own separate journeys to unearth the mysteries of Dinotopia.
Dinotopia: The World Beneath (By:James Gurney)
audio drama on cassettes/CD’s. 2.5 hrs. Arthur and Will Denision continue their adventures on the strange and wonderful island of Dinotopia. When Will accidentally discovers an ancient temple ruin guarded by not very friendly tyrannosaurs…
he barely escapes their snapping jaws. Meanwhile, Arthur leads an expedition deep into the mysterious caverns of the World Beneath. They discover a fleet of ‘strutters,’ strange mechanical walking machines shaped like dinosaurs and powered by sunstones. But the harmony of the entire island is threatened when a member of his expedition attempts to steal the Treasure of Posiedos, angering not only the tyrannosaurs, but also the even larger and fiercer meat eating Giganotosaurus!
River Quest (By:John Vornholt)
Waterfall City is in grave danger when the Polongo River mysteriously dries up. Magnolia and her dinosaur friend Paddlefoot, along with Birch and a triceratops called Rogo, battle the elements in their desperate quest to save Dinotopia’s most beautiful city.
For countless centuries, the Land Apart from Time has been protected from intruders by the coral reefs surrounding the island. But when a storm tossed ship finds its way to the shore, this lost world of humans and dinosaurs will be utterly exposed to a crew of pirates…
‘I am proud that Dinotopia can benefit from the rich imagination of this master storyteller…
a bold new voyage…
with unforgettable characters both human and saurian and a riveting adventure of the first order.’ James Gurney, creator of Dinotopia ‘A good adventure story.’ Science Fiction Chronicle
Sabertooth Mountain (By:John Vornholt)
High in the Forbidden Mountains of Dinotopia, sabertooth tigers prowl and hunt, far from humans and dinosaurs alike. In this chilling, Kipling esque adventure, a daring 12 year old boy is forced to join a sabertooth clan. Then disaster strikes, and he must brave the treacherous crags of Sabertooth Mountain for the good of all Dinotopians!
The Maze (By:Peter David)
A master storyteller who has appeared seven times on The New York Times bestseller list, fantasy writer Peter David joins the popular Dinotopia middle grade adventure series with a gripping new tale. A witty young Raptor, Booj, teams up with Jason and Gwen to search for the legendary Odon, a Raptor who long ago became a recluse. To find him, the three friends must survive the dangerous traps of Odon’s underground maze. No matter the challenge, they must succeed, because only Odon has the cure for the mysterious disease that has afflicted Gwen’s father. It’s a life and death journey and another thrilling story in the amazing world of Dinotopia.
The Hand of Dinotopia
A long lost legend is found…
Will is a skybax rider, one of the elite couriers of Dinotopia, a land apart from time where humans and dinosaurs coexist in harmony. Protected for centuries by raging currents that wreck any ship that comes too close to its shores, this strange land is cut off from the outside world. When headstrong Sylvia disappears in search of the legendary Hand of Dinotopia, a landmark that points toward clear sea passage to and from the island, Will follows her, accompanied by his four footed Protoceratops companion, Chaz. Their quest for the Hand takes them to a startling destination where they’re met with a choice as unexpected as the journey. See Dinotopia on TV!
Dinotopia: First Flight (By:James Gurney)
In Dinotopia: First Flight, the third book in the best selling Dinotopia series, we travel back to Dinotopia’s ancient past, where the empire of Poseidos is about to use its robot technology to exterminate the peaceful dinosaurs of Dinotopia. Only Gideon Altaire, an orphan, can stop this evil plan but first he must get out of Poseidos and win the trust of the dinosaurs. This action packed addition to the Dinotopia series tells of a time in Dinotopia’s past where humans and dinosaurs fought side by side to save their world from extinction. As an added bonus, the front cover opens up into a beautifully illustrated board game! Complete with game cards in the back, this book and board game offer hours of family entertainment.
Dolphin Watch (By:John Vornholt)
After thirteen year old Milos helps rescue a sailor in the open sea beyond Dinotopia’s coral reef, he and some dolphins become involved with the young man’s efforts to return home.
Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (By:James Gurney)
Artist and author James Gurney escorts readers adults and children alike to the wondrous lost island of Dinotopia, an enthralling world of art, science, exploration, and invention in which humans and dinosaurs live peacefully together. In the spirit of Marco Polo and Gulliver’s Travels, Journey to Chandara recounts the adventures of explorer Arthur Denison and dinosaur Bix through the exotic eastern realm of Dinotopia. Now Professor Denison and his saurian companion, Bix, set out on a perilous journey to the long forgotten empire of Chandara. When their personal invitation from the emperor goes missing, they are forced to cross the border penniless and in disguise. Every step of the way, Denison documents in exquisite detail the creatures, characters, and architecture he encounters. The entries in Arthur’s journal will captivate both new fans and the scores of followers who made the original Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time a publishing sensation as a New York Times bestseller, with more than two million copies sold in eighteen languages in more than thirty countries.
Carnivores of Light and Darkness
Ehomba is a simple herdsman from an isolated tribe a ‘catechist’ in search of answers. When a lone survivor of a shipwreck pleads for the safe return of the Visioness Themaryl, who had been kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, Ehomba sets forth on a journey through a world he has never seen to rescue a woman he has never met for the sake of a man he never knew.
Into the Thinking Kingdoms
Bound by honor, Ehomba has traveled through many exotic and perilous lands on a quest to save a beautiful princess he has never met from the hands of the evil Hymneth the Possessed. Through all their travels Ehomba has ignored the warnings he has heard from seers and psychics, foretelling of disaster and death if the quest was completed. Now that Ehomba and his traveling party have finally reached the destination of their epic journey, the kingdom ruled by Hymneth, will they be able to defend themselves against Hymneth’s powerful and evil magic? Will they be able to rescue the princess and bring her safely home with their lives intact?
A Triumph of Souls
The bestselling author of The Dig & the Flinx series delivers the thrilling conclusion to his popular new epic fantasy trilogy, Journeys of the Catechist. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content ‘The truth is a riddle wrapped in an enigma or sometimes in a nice piece of hot flat bread fresh from the oven. That’s my friend Etjole.’ So surmises the boisterous sword swinger Simna Ibn Sind, one of three fantastical companions that the seemingly simple Ejtole Ehomba has gathered in his wanderings through the three book Journeys of the Catechist series preceded by Into the Thinking Kingdoms and Carnivores of Light and Darkness Triumph of Souls concludes the series. But as every fan knows at times, unfortunately, to the point of eye rolling, the self effacing Ehomba only seems simple: Alan Dean Foster’s answer to Baron Von Munchhausen is a modest, humble sheperd who talks with dolphins, fights tornadoes, summons man eating sharks out of the air, and plays music that will make the snow dance. And that, predictably, is not the half of it.
Fulfilling the dying gasp request of Tarin Beckwith from book 1, Etjole is finally getting around to rescuing the Visioness Thermaryl of Laconda from the evil clutches of Hymneth the Possessed, a very disagreeable sorcerer type. Along with Simna and his two other companions, the big talking cat, Ahlitak, and the hulking man beast, Hunkapan Aub, Etjole dutifully heads west to rescue the damsel, but must first control the four winds, get his ship towed by a jet propelled Kraken for, literally, the price of a big cup of coffee, stare down skeletons, dupe demons, and all other sorts of such likable nonsense. Paul Hughes
With such classic novels as Orphan Star and The Tar Aiym Krang, New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers with his brilliantly imagined Humanx Commonwealth, the interstellar empire where intelligent aliens and humans live side by side. Now Foster takes us back to the unplanned beginnings of this extraordinary alliance…
In the years after first contact, humans and the insect like Thranx agreed to a tentative sharing of ideas and cultures despite the ingrained repulsion they had yet to overcome. Mindful that one day they might need each other as allies, the leaders of the two species conceded that the only way to reach an accommodation was through a slow, lengthy process of limited contact. When the time was right, the leaders of both worlds would reveal to their respective peoples that a union with an alien race was indeed possible. However, they never planned for a chance meeting between a misfit artist and a petty thief. Desvendapur was a talented Thranx poet who was bored with his life and needed new inspiration for his work. Hearing a rumor that a secret alien contact project existed on his homeworld, he recklessly forged a new identity and headed off to find his muse. In a place unlike the familiar Hives of Willow Wane, Desvendapur ran into Cheelo Montoya, a small time criminal with big dreams of making a fast buck. But chance and circumstance tossed the con man and the mad poet together in what was to become a journey that would forever change their beliefs, their futures, and their worlds.
Alan Dean Foster has written more than twenty novels set in the Humanx Commonwealth, an unforgettable world where humans, thranx, AAnn, and numerous other aliens live and work side by side. But the amicable relationships between species have always hung in a tenuous balance between distrust and diplomacy. Dirge is the second thrilling novel in The Founding of the Commonwealth, an adventure that delves deeper into the fragile early years when humans made first contact. In the second half of the twenty fourth century, diplomatic relations proceed cautiously between thranx and humans, who are slow to overcome their aversion to the insectlike beings. But the lowly thranx 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.A cargo ship making a routine delivery to Argus V finds a scene of grisly carnage has replaced the bustling new world. The entire human population 600,000 men, women, and children has been brutally slaughtered. Not one survivor or a single clue remains to identify the unseen executioners. Even the combined efforts of all alien species prove fruitless in the search for killers who have perpetrated planetary genocide on such a vast scale. But from a tiny inner moon of Argus V comes a faint, wavering signal and on that insignificant chunk of rubble lies the key to the crime. The cataclysm that follows is replete with shock and deadly consequences for thranx, pitar, and human alike. For their worlds will change forever by the colossal space battle that is both in their future and their destiny.
In nearly two dozen novels about the Humanx Commonwealth, Alan Dean Foster has fascinated readers with his brilliantly imagined interstellar realm where humans, thranx, AAnn, and other species strive to work together to put the common good above selfish ends. But renewed efforts at cooperation prove that familiarity breeds contempt. Diuturnity’s Dawn is the third thrilling novel in The Founding of the Commonwealth, a spectacular space adventure that traces the perilous early years of this remarkable universe. From the beginning, while sharing the Orion Arm of the galaxy, contact between humankind and the thranx has been tenuous at best. Yet nearly a century after first contact, the likelihood of closer humanthranx relations is as far away as ever. Humans still find these insectlike beings physically repulsive, a distaste the thranx return in kind. At times the cordial veneer barely conceals the suspicion and distrust boiling just below the surface. Yet idealists on both sides refuse to surrender their dreams of achieving a thranxhuman alliance. Among the most dedicated are a minor diplomat named Fanielle Anjou and her thranx counterpart. Others intend to make sure such a liaison never comes to pass…
by any means necessary. For these xenophobes, the upcoming Humanx Inter Cultural Fair, the first wholly cross species event, is a hideous confirmation of their worst fears. Zealots on both sides vow it will be the last of its kind, no matter how many must die. In the coming conflagration Fanielle holds the key to triumph but only if she can outwit those desperate to silence her forever. Meanwhile, on a faraway planet, the duplicitous AAnn watch intently as archaeologists labor to discover what happened to an advanced human race that perished thousands of years ago. For the answers contain grave consequences for human, thranx, and AAnn alike…
Lost and Found
Ever since his classic debut, The Tar Aiym Krang, the first of the wildly successful Pip and Flinx adventures, New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers around the world. Now this writer of bold imagination and stunning originality has created an electrifying space epic set in a universe at once strangely familiar and starkly terrifying. Familiar because the universe is ours; terrifying because the human condition might soon be…
. Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that’s all in the past, part of a life half forgotten a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realize he s trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he s just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of cute aliens from primitive planets destined to be sold as pets to highly advanced populations in civilized regions of the galaxy. Even if he weren t constantly watched by his captors, Walker has few options. After all, there is no escape from a speeding starship. Another man might resign himself to the inevitable and hope to be sold to a kindly owner, but not Walker. This former college football star has plenty of American ingenuity and no intention of admitting defeat, now or ever. In fact, he s only just begun to fight. The adventure will continue with two more novelsFrom the Hardcover edition.
The Light-Years Beneath My Feet
Successful Chicago commodities broker abducted by aliens Not a headline from the National Enquirer, just Marcus Walker’s own little Jerry Springer moment. He was indeed hustled aboard an alien Vilenjji starship, part of a cargo of primitive creatures bound for the civilized part of the galaxy, where they ll be sold…
as pets. Fortunately, there was another Earthling aboard, a scruffy dog named George who d been speech enhanced to increase his market value. Walker had spoken to plenty of dogs in his line of work but never to actual animals. He and George formed an immediate bond, giving new meaning to man s best friend. The Light Years Beneath My Feet finds Walker and George free at last, having managed, with some outside help, to outwit their kidnappers. But now they are a million billion miles from Earth. Walker glories in the wonders of his rescuers hi tech world and the thrill of being humankind s first galactic traveler until he remembers the only place he wants to be is home. To take his mind off the depressing fact that he hasn t the slightest idea where home is, never mind how to get there, the erstwhile commodities broker becomes a chef. Walker never imagined that whipping up delicacies for demanding alien palates would lead to a possible way home or that the possible way home would involve swapping his easy living adopted planet for an all out, age old war many parsecs away. But hey, it was all for a good cause, he has George and their two fellow escapees for company, and what else was there to do, besides avoid Vilenjji? Plenty, as it turns out…
. From the Hardcover edition.
The Candle of Distant Earth
From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression out of this world takes on a whole new meaning. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday
The first human alien contact. The last word in galactic warfare. The story you must read before Transformers rockets to the big screen!A mammoth robotic being, clearly of alien origin, has been found beneath the Arctic ice. Its advanced engineering dwarfs known human technology, and unlocking its secrets will catapult American science eons into the future. In search of the mysterious artifact’s origin, a covert government agency sends the manned craft Ghost 1 on a perilous journey of discovery. When a mishap maroons Ghost 1 in the far reaches of unknown space, the ship s distress beacon reaches the very alien race Ghost 1 s crew has been seeking: the Autobots. The gigantic mechanized beings are also on a quest: to find the Allspark, a device crucial to the salvation of their home world, Cybertron. But they re not alone. The Decepticons, the Autobots brutal enemies, have their own sinister purposes in seeking the Allspark. As these adversaries are drawn together once more, the stage is set for a death dealing new battle in which each is driven by a single minded aim: total annihilation of the enemy.
OUR WORLD. THEIR WAR. They once lived on a distant planet, which was destroyed by the ravages of war a war waged between the legions who worship chaos and those who follow freedom. In search of a powerful energy source that is essential to the survival of their race, they have now come to Earth. They are among us, silent, undetected, waiting to reveal themselves, for good or evil. The Decepticons will stop at nothing to seize the coveted prize, even if it means the destruction of countless human lives. The only things standing in their way: the Autobots and a handful of determined men and women who realize that when it comes to this advanced race of machines, there is much more than meets the eye. With forces mounting for the ultimate showdown, the future of humankind hangs in the balance.
Transformers: The Veiled Threat
Life on earth has changed forever, as humans and their courageous robotic allies, the Autobots, must warily work together to protect the planet from the destructive forces of the evil Decepticons. At the headquarters of NEST, tech sergeant Epps and captain Lennox both guard and assist cyberneticist Kaminari Ishihara and the brooding Russian AI genius Petr Andronov as they explore the differences between organics and bots. All around them, alliances fray, distrust grows, suspicions mount, and traitors come out of the shadows. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime, the powerful leader of the Autobots who is also part of NEST, plays defense, as battles flare up from Australia to Zambia. But escalating Decepticon attacks will culminate in a final confrontation from which no one man or machine will emerge unscathed.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
THE FALLEN SHALL RISE AGAIN…
. This cryptic warning is ignored by the national security adviser who feels the ruthless Decepticon threat is no more. The allies are victorious, the enemy has been defeated, and the world is safe. Small attacks around the world have been contained, and the remaining pieces of the coveted Allspark are locked in an electromagnetic vault on one of the most secure Naval bases in the world. But nothing is at it seems, and there is a shift in the shadows. Things can change in an instant and fragile peace will become all out war.
‘Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?’
One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity.
‘You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?’
The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt.
In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world.
Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.
‘The wait is over.’
The Human Blend
Alan Dean Foster’s brilliant new novel is a near future thriller that has all the dark humor and edgy morality of an Elmore Leonard mystery, in addition to the masterly world building and quirky but believable characters readers expect from Foster. This gripping adventure reveals a place where criminals are punished through genetic engineering and bodily manipulation which poses profound questions about what it means to be human. Given his name because radical surgery and implants have reduced him to preternatural thinness, Whispr is a thug. His partner in crime, Jiminy Cricket, has also been physically altered with nanocarbonic prosthetic legs and high strength fast twitch muscle fibers that give him great jumping abilities. In a dark alley in Savannah, Whispr and Jiminy murder what they take to be a random tourist in order to amputate and then fence his sophisticated artificial hand. But the hapless victim also happens to be carrying an unusual silver thread that appears to be some kind of storage medium. Ever quick to scent potential profit, Whispr and Jiminy grab the thread as well. Chance later deposits a wounded Whispr at the clinic of Dr. Ingrid Seastrom. Things have not gone smoothly for Whispr since he acquired the mysterious thread. Powerful forces are searching for him, and Jiminy has vanished. All Whispr wants to do is sell the thread as quickly as he can. When he offers to split the profits with Ingrid in exchange for her medical services, she makes an astonishing discovery. So begins a unique partnership. Unlike Whispr, Ingrid is a natural, with no genetic or bodily alteration. She is also a Harvard educated physician, while Whispr s smarts are strictly of the street variety. Yet together they make a formidable team as long as they can elude the enhanced assassins that are tracking them.
The Black Hole
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By Alan Dean Foster, from the Screenplay by Bill Lancaster The screenplay was, in turn, based upon a novella by John W. Campbell, Jr., called ‘Who Goes There?’ The movie was quite faithful to the author’s original concept. Foster fleshed it out to nearly 200 pages.
The Man Who Used the Universe
No one knows the true motives of Kees vaan Loo Macklin. He’s a mastermind criminal who gave up his place at the head of the dark underworld to become a legitimate member of Evenwaith s cities. But soon he was reaching out to powerful enemies the slimy aliens called the Nuel. Loo Macklin negotiates an illusory peace agreement and gains precious alien secrets in the process. Is he after peace, power or pure evil? With enemy starships beginning to amass, we won t have to wait long to find out.
The I Inside
For over 100 years, the machine called Colligatarch had ruled the Earth. Its predictions of the future have proved so accurate that humans accepted its recommendations as the best course of action until a young engineer in Phoenix begins to travel without authorization, enter secret places, assume aliases, and display super human feats of strength. Is it because he has fallen in love? Or has he instead fallen into an interplanetary plot?
Something strange is happening down at the chemical dump…
Old Jake Pickett is a strange one. He can turn bullets to dust or collapse skyscrapers with his mind. But all he really wants to do with his ‘magic’ is entertain the poor kids who live, like him, near the chemical dump. Or talk telepathically with his crippled niece, Amanda. Then an international conglomerate decides that the only way to cover up their mess is to eliminate the people who have been affected for better or worse by the seeping industrial wastes. Now Jake and Amanda are running for their lives. And ours.
Into the Out of
Earth is being invaded by the shetani spirit creatures so small and stealthy that only one man knows about the increasing peril. The potential savior is an African elder named Olkeloki who is capable of fighting evil both in this world and the spirit one. But to be successful he must recruit the help of two others: government agent Joshua Oak and a feisty young woman named Merry Sharrow. Only the three of them can keep the shetani from destroying reality as we know it.
on the journey of a lifetime. Ship captain and adventurer, his name was Robert Coffin. The native Maori called him Iron Hair. His women called him by other names. In the raw wilderness of New Zealand he had come to forge a nation at the end of the known world…
only to encounter triumph and tragedy beyond his wildest dreams…
To the Vanishing Point
The Sonderberg family doesn t know it yet, but this isn t going to be any ordinary road trip. After they pick up an unassuming hitchhiker, a quiet drive down Interstate 40 becomes a trip into an alternate reality. It turns out the family has just given a ride to an alien who has the fate of the universe resting on her shoulders. Now the Sonderberg family must fight evil alongside their new alien friend in a desperate attempt to save the world they love.
When every machine ceases to function and begins to search for non human species of higher intelligence, an alien threat to humans and machines threatens the universe.
The sci fi comedy classic that fans will flip over!From the bestselling author of Jed the Dead here is the out of this world comedy that introduced ‘Flip A Mation’ animated flip art inside each book and the most lovable aliens in the universe…
The Quozl knew they’d love the third planet from the sun. But it never occurred to them that anyone lived there…
Includes ‘Flip A Mation’ art inside each book!
While on vacation in Peru, movie star Jason Carter discovers a lost civilization of extra dimensional Incas intent on conquering the entire world. By the author of For Love of Mother Not.
When a shipment of high tech pharmaceuticals is stolen from a supposedly impenetrable metal shed that was heavily monitored, Detective Manz and his two robot assistants are assigned the difficult case.
Design for Great-Day
When a strange starship appears mysteriously on a distant alien world, bearing only a single human and his bee like extraterrestrial companion, the powerful warlord of that world laughs at the stranger’s preposterous demand: End an all out war with an interstellar rival, or face devastating consequences. But James Lawson, emissary from an intergalactic federation of advanced race, means every word he says, and has the power to back them up whatever the cost.
Based on a CD ROM computer game created by George Lucas’s entertainment company, an epic science fiction yarn follows a group of interstellar explorers as they embark on a dangerous archaeological adventure involving ghostly aliens.
‘It seems you have acquired about you a field that affects the links between multiple parallel worlds, causing objects and individuals from these worlds to slip into yours…
or you to slip into theirs…
‘ It was just an average day for tabloid reporter Max Parker when he arrived in Malibu for a demonstration of a brand new parallel universe machine. But everything changed in an instant when inventor Barrington Boles succeeded in making Max the human gate to numerous Parallelities. Now Max was lost in a virtual sea of collateral worlds, confronting man eating aliens, dinosaurs, talking frogs, dead Maxes, girl Maxes, old Maxes, even ghost Maxes. His only chance to escape the space time continuum was to find Boles and hope the loony genius could rescue him. But how could he be sure which world was real, which Max was Max, and which Boles was the Boles who could stop the madness or trap Max in the wrong world forever…
?From the Paperback edition.
On the faraway planet of Xica, a team of Earth’s premier scientists have established first contact with a humanoid civilisation. For the first time in history, intelligent life has been discovered in the far reaches of space. And the natives appear to be extremely friendly! They even invite their human guests to live in their village and study them.
Voyage of the Basset
‘Believing is Seeing’ In the tradition of such favorite classics as Gulliver’s Travels and Journey to the Center of the Earth, Voyage of the Basset takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery. Through richly detailed full color paintings and line drawings, magical kingdoms emerge from a sea of dreams. Cassandra Aisling, who is nine years and eleven months old, doesn t care a jot about what sensible people think. She likes strange, mysterious, and magical things. So when her world gets tumbled upside down, she boards the H.M.S. Basset, ready to explore the landscape of her imagination. Pledging allegiance to the Basset s motto, Credendo do Vides Believing is Seeing, Cassandra, her skeptical older sister Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of fairies and the mermaids siren songs to a labyrinth bound Minotaur and a fire breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. In this lavishly illustrated edition, Cassandra s adventures intertwine with her father s scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classical myths. From the two voices, readers learn the power of imagination, the importance of believing in oneself, the value of family, and the need for creative, cooperative problem solving. The story of a magical journey and the exquisite fantasy artwork will appeal to young and old alike.
Jed the Dead
Forging an unlikely friendship with the three eyed, six limbed, alien corpse Jed, Ross Ed Hager journeys with his new companion throughout the world, catching the attention of the government and landing on the Universe’s Most Wanted list.
Kingdoms of Light
After the all powerful wizard Susnam Evyndd is defeated during battle, the world is plunged into darkness. If the spell is not quickly reversed, all plants will die off from lack of sun, until everythingand everyoneis destroyed. Yet Evyndds death sets off his last and greatest spell, transforming his household pets into humans. With Evyndds instructions, the group sets out to return light to the world.
Interlopers Audiobook MP3 CD Written By Alan Dean Foster Narrated by: Ben Browder John Crichton from Farscape & Cameron Mitchell from SG1 Unabridged CD MP3 Edition Cody Westcott, a young archeologist, returned from a dig at Apachetarimac with more than he bargained for. Seems the Chachapoyans that he had been studying had a lot to teach us all. Soon he steps through the looking glass but unlike Alice its no fairytale world that he finds. Insteas it is our own world teemiing with Interlopers Those Who Abide. Unseen by the mass of humanity they are aware that Cody can now see them. They don’t like it. Thrust into a fight which finds him allied with highly unlikely characters he travels around the world to ancient centers of power. He call on strength he never knew he possessed to save his wife and the future of humanity.
‘They’re all dead now except me, of course…
. ‘Thus begins Bohannon’s story. His wallet stolen by a one night stand, Bohannon still believes her to be the girl of his dreams. This weary world traveler decides as a matter of honor that he must pursue her. Recruiting a scout from the roughneck Caucasian castoffs of the New Guinea port he pursues her farther and farther up country, to areas where headhunter still roam and law and order play by entirely different rules. Beyond the natural threats of poisonous reptiles and bugs, floods, and the jungle, Bohannon encounters the various evils of men, as he winds up in the middle of a hunt for gold that proves that more than lust or love, greed is man’s most primal instinct.
The Chronicles of Riddick
Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. INo matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what they experience of the small heavens and larger hells they create for themselves, it seems that humans are destined to see their technological accomplishments always exceed their ability to understand themselves. Certainly there was no understanding, no meeting of the minds, on the world called Aquila Major. There was only the devastation of one mind set by another. Proof of it took the form of a statue fashioned of advanced, reinforced preformata resin. It was an imposing piece of work, for all that it had been reproduced by its originators on many other worlds. Too many other worlds, according to some. Not nearly enough, according to those who had put it in place, its massive footing firmly rammed into the resistant soil of Aquila Major. It was a Conquest Icon of the Necromongers. Over five hundred meters tall, it gaped openmouthed at the utter desolation and wreckage that spread outward from its base. Whether it was seen as wailing in despair at its surroundings or moaning in triumph depended on whether one was a surviving citizen of that world’s once splendid capital city, now reduced to waste and ruin, or a member of that peculiar space dwelling group who called themselves followers of the faith known as Necroism. They had been preparing for such moments for a very long time. They had burst out of the great darkness to impose themselves on the civilized worlds with a forcefulness and cool brutality that was as stunning in its single mindedness as it was in its efficiency. Aquila Major was not the first of their conquests, nor would it be the last. As long as there were worlds to be freed, as long as humans lived who dwelled in ignorance of their true destiny, the Necromongers would continue with their work. Unlike so much of the humankind who had spread explosively throughout the galaxy, the Necromongers were driven by genuine purpose beyond the need to merely exist. They believed fervently in their work, and went about it with a determination and competence that was breathtaking to behold. In the majority of cases, literally breathtaking. Furthermore, there was no meanness in them, no suggestion of brutality for its own sake or of sadism. Like all true believers since the beginning of time, they saw only good arising out of the destruction they inflicted. Everything they did was for the benefit of the destroyed, they knew. Nor was their great work devoid of irony. For it was the dead who triumphed by passing on, while only the most dedicated forced themselves to carry on the work by continuing to live until due time.
Set in Sagramanda, city of 100 million, this is the story of Taneer, a scientist who has absconded with his multinational corporation’s secret project code and who is now on the run from both the company and his father. Depahli, the fabulously beautiful woman from the ‘untouchable class’ would die for him, just as surely as his father would like to kill him for shaming the very traditional family for such a relationship. Chalcedony ‘Chal’ Schneemann doesn’t want to kill Taneer, if he doesn’t have to, but it wouldn’t upset him terribly much if it came to it, and he’ll stop at nothing to recover the stolen property for the company that pays him very, very well to solve big problems discreetly and quickly. Sanjay Ghosh, a poor farmer turned merchant in the big city of Sagramanda would like to help Taneer unload his stolen items, for the $30 million dollars his 3 per cent fee is worth. Jena Chalmette, a crazy French woman pledged to Kali, simply wants to kill for the glory of her god, and she’s very good at it. Chief Inspector Keshu Singh would like to put this sword wielding serial killer away as quickly as possible before the media gets a hold of the story. Then there’s a man eating tiger, come in from the nearby jungle reserve and just looking for his next meal. A fast paced and gripping techno thriller set in an India just around the corner from today.
The eagerly awaited fourth Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and directed by McG, reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009. In a brand new chapter in the Terminator chronicles, Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world’s population. In this post apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fight for survival. The official novelisation will provide readers with the full story of this much anticipated movie a must for all Terminator fans!
The Metrognome and Other Stories
Forget what you thought you knew about the universe and enter the fantastic world of master storyteller Alan Dean Foster…
OPERATOR ASSISTED CALLS ARE CHARGED AT A HIGHER RATE. Mr. Parkworthy had a score to settle with the telephone company, and he was a man used to getting his own way. But he should have remembered that it is not polite to be rude to a lady…
especially when the lady is Ma Bell. THE METROGNOME. Charlie Dimsdale was only a little man in the company that ran New York City’s subways…
until some odd little denizens of the city’s subterranean tunnels showed him who was really in charge!THE TESSELATED TETRAHEXAHEDRAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS. Country people in America are a fair but mighty independent bunch. So when some government scientists rudely demanded that the Shattucks turn over the UFO that crashed on their Texas ranch, the Shattucks became a bit obstinate. Besides, the shining little spacecraft looked real cute hanging on the barn with the Christmas decorations. COLLECTIBLE. When young Pearl’s life was collapsing around her, she could always find comfort in her extensive collection of dragon memorabilia but some youngsters are more fragile than others, and dragons can be deadly. Plus eleven more stories!
MOVE OVER, PAUL BUNYAN MAKE WAY FOR Mad Amos MALONE! Strange things lurk up in the mountains and out in the plains and deserts of the West, but few are as unique as the giant mountain man named Amos Malone, the man some call Mad Amos, though not to his face. But when the world gets weird, there’s no one who’s better to have on your side…
Is a renegade dragon harassing the men laying the rails of the great railroad? Are headless Indian spirits driving you from your land? Is that volcano threatening to destroy your settlement? Then Mad Amos is the man for you. Plus, two new, never before published stories in the Mad Amos canon:NEITHER A BORROWER BE: When a horse thief sets his sights on stealing Amos’ faithful mount Worthless, he gets more than he expects…
for Worthless isn’t exactly an ordinary horse…
THE PURL OF THE PACIFIC: Mad Amos takes to the high seas on a whale of an adventure and thwarts a vengeful South Pacific island shaman at his own game…
Ten delightful stories of dragons, jackalopes, snake oil salesmen, iron horses, and, of course, the incomparable Mad Amos Malone from the incredible imagination of world class storyteller and bestselling author Alan Dean Foster!
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 Mind’s 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 trucker s hope was the best one of all.
Sideshow: Flinx hadn t 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 life s profound mysteries.
and fifteen other amazing stories!
Exceptions to Reality
As is evident in his many thrilling novels, Alan Dean Foster is a master at creating other worlds in an array of genres. Now he turns his imagination to the short story in these spectacular tales of outer space, cyberspace, ancient gods, modern demons, and mortal horror, includingPanhandler A predatory lawyer encounters a fabled boyhood hero and falls victim to the less innocent intrigues of eternal youth. Growth Not even his minidrag Pip can save Flinx from the overly intimate advances of an intruder who goes entirely too far. Basted A lowly, hen pecked Egyptian discovers that the Pharaoh’s tomb holds exactly what he needs for a whole new life. The Killing of Bad Bull A man with a knack for getting gambling s one armed bandits to give it up finds himself at the top of several hit lists. At Sea A poor Scandinavian captain forced into running drugs is shown a way out of his desperate straits with the help of five beautiful blondes who are simply out of this world. Open Exceptions to Reality to find these amazing stories and nine other irresistibly unearthly tales!
Predators I Have Known
An adrenaline fueled travel memoir of life in the wild among the planet’s most ferocious and fascinating predators Over the last forty years, bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster has journeyed around the globe to encounter nature’s most fearsome creatures. His travels have taken him into the heart of the Amazon rain forest on the trail of deadly tangarana ants, on an elephant ride across the sweeping green plains of central India in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and into the waters of the Australian coast to come face to face with great white sharks. Packed with pulse pounding adventure and spiked with rapier wit, Predators I Have Known is a thrilling look at life and death in the wild. The New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA, but first found success in 1968 when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. In 1972 he wrote his first novel, The Tar Aiym Krang,the first in his Pip and Flinx series featuring the Humanx Commonwealth, a universe he has explored in more than twenty five books. He also created the Spellsinger series, numerous film novelizations, and the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. An avid world traveler, he lives with his family in Prescott, Arizona.
A New Hope
A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…
‘It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.’INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER MAIN HALLWAYThe awesome seven foot tall Dark Lord of The Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor. VADER: Commander, tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans and bring me the Ambassador. I want her alive! Even the best actors, the most talented director, and the most amazing special effects can’t make a great movie without a superb story to build on. Now here is the complete screenplay of the cornerstone film that launched a science fiction phenomenon. Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire…
Farmboy Luke Skywalker’s discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2 D2…
Luke’s fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han Solo…
And the climactic battle to destroy the sinister Death Star. Fully illustrated with the original storyboard art and featuring hightlights of the famous Rolling Stone interview with George Lucas this definitive volume is a must for every Star Wars library.
The Phantom Menace (By:Terry Brooks)
In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports…
in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space…
unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power. At last the saga that captured the imagination of millions turns back in time to reveal its cloaked origins the start of a legend the story of STAR WARS. Based on the screenplay by George Lucas, this novel by master storyteller Terry Brooks probes the depths of one of the greatest tales of our time, providing rich detail and insight into the minds and motives of the characters and shedding bold new light on Lucas’ brilliant creation. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Even the Jedi are caught by surprise, their attentions focused on the political unrest between the Trade Federation and the Republic. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy. On the desert world of Tatooine, far from the concerns of the Republic, a slave boy works by day and dreams by night of being a Jedi Knight and one day traveling the stars to worlds he’s only heard of in stories…
of finding a way to win freedom from enslavement for himself and his beloved mother. His only hope lies in his extraordinary instincts and his strange gift for understanding the ‘rightness’ of things, talents that allow him to be one of the best pod racers on the planet. In another part of the galaxy, the Jedi Knight Qui Gon Jinn and his apprentice, young Obi Wan Kenobi, are charged with the protection of Amidala, the young Queen of Naboo, as she seeks to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. It is this quest that brings Qui Gon, Obi Wan, and the Queen’s beautiful young handmaiden to the sand swept streets of Tatooine and the shop where the slave boy Anakin Skywalker toils and dreams. And it is this unexpected meeting that marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend…
An incredible audio production complete with original Star Wars music and sound effects.
Revenge of the Sith (By:Matthew Woodring Stover)
The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at handAfter years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic. Yoda, Mace Windu, and their fellow Masters grapple with the Chancellor’s disturbing move to assume control of the Jedi Council. And Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied Chosen One, destined to bring balance to the Force, is increasingly consumed by his fear that his secret love, Senator Padm Amidala, will die. As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin tormented by unspeakable visions edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious, whose shadow looms ever larger, to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic…
and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader. Based on the screenplay of the eagerly anticipated final film in George Lucas s epic saga, bestselling Star Wars author Matthew Stover s novel crackles with action, captures the iconic characters in all their complexity, and brings a space opera masterpiece full circle in stunning style. From the Hardcover edition.
Body and Soul (By:Peter David)
‘Alien Nation was a ground breaking and thought provoking televison program that was part science fiction and part hard hitting police drama taking on tough social issues. Despite raves from critics as well as a loyal following, ‘Alien Nation was canceled, but not before additional scripts were created. Now, Pocket Books is proud to present the novelization of one of these never before seen scripts. Matthew Sikes and his Tenctonese partner George Francisco try to unearth the truth behind the hysteria generated by the reports of the birth of the first half human, half Tenctonese child. Meanwhile, Sikes and his Tencotnese friend Cathy find their relationship heating up and realize they can no longer deny their feelings. They quickly learn just how dangerous human Tenctonese love can be, and how far it can go…
Slag Like Me (By:Barry B. Longyear)
Detective Matthew Sikes and his Newcomer partner George Francisco must track down a missing human journalist, named Micky Cass, who has gone undercover as a Newcomer to expose racism and discrimination against the Tenctonese. From the beginning, the journalist’s articles about his experiences ignited fierce controversy. When Micky Cass disappears, the controversy explodes and violence wracks the city. It is now up to Sikes and Francisco to solve a case that has the entire city caught in a grip of hate. Finally, as the city burns, Matt Sikes must go undercover as a Newcomer and place himself at the center of the worst violence Los Angeles has ever known…
Extreme Prejudice (By:L.A. Graf)
On a business trip to Pittsburgh, detective Matthew Sikes and his Newcomer partner, George Francisco, stumble on what appears to be an unusual homicide. It isn’t long before the case leads them to a frightening world of abuse and violence that set in motion the series of horrifying murders born of an unremiting hate murders that target only the innocent. With bodies piling up and time running out, Sikes and Francisco must race against the clock to stop the killing and face a terrifying monster from beyond the stars!
Cross of Blood (By:K.W. Jeter)
The pregnancy of Newcomer Cathy Frankel by her human boyfriend, Matt Sikes, ignites tensions city wide as extremist groups who fear the implications of the birth of the first half human/half Newcomer child threaten Cathy’s safety. The danger escalates when the medical facility treating Cathy is attacked, forcing her into seclusion. Meanwhile, George Francisco is drawn into a Newcomer cult headed by a mysterious messianic figure. Obsessed with the cult, George quits the police force to devote all his time to his new religion. Now with his partner gone, Sikes must defend his newborn baby from a hostile band of criminals determined to destroy anyone who’s different even an innocent child.
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
A lavish pop up book brings readers to the hip hop Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tatooine, where bounty hunters, scam artists, fugitives, and spies gather together, and a final spread features lights, gunfire, and cantina music.
Tales from the Empire
Culled from the pages of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, one of the most popular Star Wars magazines in the field today, comes this exciting new short story collection. Here are stories from such award winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers as well as exciting newcomers, including Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson. From the desperate flight of a civilian mail courier carrying vital Rebel intelligence through an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial prison, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously hired by an actor turned Jedi Knight turned Imperial assassin for one final transformation, these tales capture all the high adventure, imaginative genius, and nonstop action that are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga. What’s more, the centerpiece of this magnificent collection is the short novel Side Trip, the first ever collaboration between Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, in which a freighter smuggling arms for the Rebels is commandeered by an Imperial Star Destroyer led by a mysterious helmeted figure who claims to be the notorious bounty hunter Jodo Kast. It is all part of a devious plan that includes Hal and Corran Horn, who are working undercover to nail the infamous Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. But one slip up can get them all killed. Collected for the first time, Star Warsr: Tales from the Empire is one book no fan will want to be without.r, TM and c 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
The Approaching Storm
Four Cassettes, 6 hrs. abridgedRead byIn the years since the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the Republic has continued to crumble, and more and more, the Jedi are needed to help the galactic government maintain order. As Star Wars: Episode II opens, Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have just returned from a mission on a world called Ansion. Written by beloved Star Wars veteran Alan Dean Foster, and starring a new character from the upcoming movie, The Approaching Storm tells the story of that daring mission. The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. The urban dwellers wish to expand into the prairies outside their cities the ancestral territory of the fierce, independent Ansion nomads. If their demands are not met, they will secede an act that could jump start a chain reaction of withdrawal and rebellion by other worlds of the Republic. At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, to resolve the conflict and negotiate with the elusive nomads. Undaunted, Obi Wan and Luminara, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, set out across the wilderness. Many perils lie waiting to trap them. The Jedi will have to fulfill near impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies to complete their quest, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail…
The Dangerous Games
Another thrilling adventure featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan facing off against the tempting dark side. Anakin Skywalker is a model Jedi student…
but there’s a restlessness that lurks underneath. Can his Master, Obi Wan Kenobi, rein him in?
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga. The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art lost in transit after the planet’s destruction has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price…
but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C 3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction. But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer s aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure peddlers get there first. Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by the specter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia s struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny…
and that of the New Republic. From the Hardcover edition.
Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters
Count Dooku has discovered a conspiracy that he wants stopped. He knows just the bounty hunter to stop it. Jango Fett.
Legacy of the Jedi
Four generations of Jedi come together in this must have Star Wars special edition, an all new story featuring Yoda, Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and the evil Count Dooku…
before he turns bad.4 Masters. 4 Apprentices. Yoda and Dooku. Dooku and Qui Gon. Qui Gon and Obi Wan the focus of the best selling Jedi Apprentice series. Obi Wan and Anakin featured in the best selling Jedi Quest series. One enemy. A Jedi student with a dark streak at the beginning of the book, he becomes a powerful and potentially dangerous planetary leader whose help Obi Wan and Anakin will need in the Clone Wars.
The Ruins of Dantooine
Enter the explosive universe of
STAR WARS GALAXIES:
AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!
It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were to fall into the hands of Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance would lose its most valued support and possibly the war itself.
As an Imperial bio engineer who frequently visits other worlds, Dusque Mistflier is the perfect cover for a Rebel who needs to travel far and wide without arousing suspicion. And so she agrees to help Rebel spy Finn Darktrin in his quest to recover the crucial Holocron. Despite help from Han, Luke, and Leia, the mission is fraught with peril. And as their journey takes them into the fiery belly of the beast that is galactic civil war, Dusque and Finn will learn that the hardest part of all is figuring out whose side you re on and how far you re willing to go to win…
It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend…
and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable and doomed Outbound Flight Project.
The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and fifty thousand men, women, and children will embark aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start until Master C baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight.
Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward…
and, ultimately, to fail.
Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission’s most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as Thrawn. Even Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.
Timothy Zahn s unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been mmore evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion-fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge-must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.
The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war-and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector-agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade-all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke-is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places-while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.
But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.
Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.
THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star‘s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
Star Wars: Death Star
THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star’s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hermit. Mentor. General. Jedi. Overlooked as a Padawan, he was to become one of the most revered Masters of all. Sworn to serve the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, his own apprentice would bring about their destruction. Powerless to retrieve Darth Vader from the dark side, he would train the only one who could. NYT bestselling author Ryder Windham brings together Obi Wan’s full life story, from his first meeting with Anakin Skywalker to his final meeting with Darth Vader and beyond.
A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
The complete biography of a celebrated character.
An ancient Sith ship hurtles into the future carrying a lethal cargo that could forever destroy Luke Skywalker’s hopes for peace. The Civil War is almost over when Jedi Knight Jaden Korr experiences a Force vision so intense he must act. Enlisting two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. Someone or something appears to be in distress. But what Jaden and his crew find confounds them. A five thousand year old dreadnaught bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi has inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present. The ship s weapons may not be cutting edge, but its cargo, a special ore that makes those who use the dark side nearly invincible, is unsurpassed. The ancient Jedi on board is determined to destroy the Sith. But for Jaden, even more is at stake: for his vision has led him to uncover a potentially indestructible threat to everything the Jedi Order stands for.
Fire Ring Race
Before they met with Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around Imperial blockades. Instead, their life was spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place along with a few close calls along the way! This new series follows Han and Chewie throughout this time in fully illustrated, easy to read lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.
Before Luke met Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest thing Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around imperial blockades. Instead their lives were spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place with a few close calls along the way. This new series follows Han and Chewie thoughout time in fully illustrated, easy to read, lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.
Choices of One
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn comes a brand new Star Wars adventure, set in the time between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and featuring the young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and the beloved Mara Jade. The fate of the Rebellion rests on Luke Skywalker’s next move. But have the rebels entered a safe harbor or a death trap?Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal. Mara Jade, the Emperor s Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz s treason and smash the Rebels for good. But in this treacherous game of betrayals within betrayals, a wild card is waiting to be played. Don t miss the new novella by Timothy Zahn, Crisis of Faith, featured in the 20th anniversary edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire
SOME GAMES ARE PLAYED FOR LIFE OR DEATH. Javul Charn is the most famous pop star in the galaxy and the runaway bride of a violent lieutenant in Black Sun, the crime syndicate commanded by Prince Xizor. Or so Javul says. Soon after Dash Rendar, broke and desperate, agrees to be Javul’s bodyguard, he realizes that openness is not her strong suit and that murder is stalking her tour. Between the discovery of dead bodies in a cargo hold and an attack by an unidentified warship, Dash and co pilot Eaden Vrill desperately try to understand who is terrorizing Javul s tour and why. When Han Solo suddenly joins Javul s road show, the stakes are raised even higher. Now Dash, who has a history with Han and an even worse history with Prince Xizor, follows his instincts, his discoveries, and Javul herself straight into a world that may be too dangerous to survive.
An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away…
The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who intends to be its destroyer; the curious siblings Quillan and Dromika; the enigmatic Arkadia. So many warring Sith weaving a patchwork of brutality with only Kerra Holt to defend the innocents caught underfoot. Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Kerra embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries or her salvation? Includes a special, full color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Knight Errant
The Wrath of Darth Maul
The most anticipated Star Wars biography yet!One of the most feared villains of all time. One of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars saga. One incredible story. Features new, never before told secrets about Darth Maul!
Betcha Can’t Read Just One
A collection of funny and strange fantasy tales features George Alec Effinger’s ”The Wicked Old Witch,” Mike Resnick’s ”Final Solution,” and Ron Goulart’s ”New Hope for Denture Wearers.”
The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft?s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu mythos. In twenty one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Inside you?ll findDETAILS by China Mi?ville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details. VISITATION by James Robert Smith: When Edgar Allan Poe arrives, a callow man finally gets what he always wanted?and what he may eternally despise. MEET ME ON THE OTHER SIDE by Yvonne Navarro: A couple in love with terror travels beyond their wildest dreams?and into their nightmares.A FATAL EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED AT…
by Alan Dean Foster: Internet terrorism extends far beyond transmitting threats of evil. DARK OF THE MOON by James Dorr: A cosmonaut watches helplessly as her husband walks on the surface of the moon?into inescapable horror. SPECTACLE OF A MAN by Weston Ochse: Crucifixion becomes a seductive maelstrom of madness with this postmodern twist on an ancient torture. The true horror of Lovecraft?s extraordinary fiction lies in the unknown. He beguiles us with very real worlds filled with sheer terror, which lie just beyond comprehension. Children of Cthulhu features twenty one modern masters bring who Lovecraft?s original ideas and stark images roaring into the twenty first century in all their grisly, godless glory.