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A Call To Arms
The alien federation called the Weave needed help in their fight against the tyrannical, mind controlling Amplitur: But to defeat the Amplitur, they would have to ally with the violent and uncontrollable Humans. Would the Humans be able to stop the Amplitur invasion, or would they turn out to be more dangerous than the Amplitur themselves? ...
Bloodhype - Flinx of the Commonwealth 5
Book 5 of Flinx and Pip. Boodhype is back. It is the most deadly, addictive drug ever. It was thought to be completely erradicated. Someone has found a way to make it. The Commonwealth needs to find out who and where and stop it. Also the Vom has escaped to Repler. Can Flinx, with the help of a Tar-Aiym and the Guardian stop the Vom?...
Deluge Drivers - Icerigger Trilogy 3
On the ice world of Tran-ky-ky, ethan fortune and his stranded human freinds have been trying to teach the primitive natives civilization. But when they find out that someone is trying to thaw out the world and develop it, they have to stop it before their native freinds are all baked alive....
Dinotopia Lost
Dinotopia is the land where dinosaurs and humans live together peacefully. It is surrounded by an impenetrable coral reef. One season a violent storm lifts the pirate ship Condor right over the reef and into a lagoon. Captain Blackstrap leads a group of pirates ashore to replenish their supplies. On shore they discover a family of Struthiomimuses. Blackstrap decides that they would be worth a fortune and he captures them. He decides to see if ther...

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Drowning World
The planet Fluva is underdeveloped, covered in swampy jungle, and inhabited by many fierce predators, in addition to two sentient races, the Sakunlata and the Deyzara, who don't particularly like each other. (Human) colonial administrator Lauren Mattias has the stressful job of trying to preserve the peace between the two races as well as overseeing the small human settlement on the planet. When a misanthropic (human) botanist, Shadrach Hasselmonga,...
Flinx in Flux - Flinx of the Commonwealth 6
Book 6 of Flinx and Pip. While Flinx is on Alaspin, letting Pip's offspring go back to the wild, he finds a beautiful woman. He finds she is a kidnapped victim and offers to return her to Longtunnel. She is a brillant scientist, and in the process of helping her, he falls in love. The kidnappers have not stopped, and will invade Longtunnel to stop her research. What nobody knows is there is an intelligent race on Longtunnel that Flinx can really rel...
Flinx's Folly
Allan Dean Foster Del Rey, Nov 2003, 24.95, 272 pp. ISBN 0345450388 The outlawed Gengineer Melianare Society biomanipulated Flinx's neurological system giving him the ability to read minds and projects emotions. He is a very powerful empathic telepath who many races take a very deep interest in, which is why he travels under false credentials. The viru-ujurians, who are under indictment, gave Flinx a ship that is unlike any in the Commonwealth. ...
For Love of Mother-Not - Flinx of the Commonwealth 1
Flinx is a very quiet, unusual boy who is bought by Mother Mastiff, why, she doesn't know. He is a good boy who grows up on the world of Moth and learns how to survive in the city of Drallar. Then he gets a very deadly flying snake for a pet. If that is not enough, some people appear to be looking for him and they kidnap Mother Mastiff to get to Flinx. He has to rescue her and get some answers about why they want him....
Interlopers
Ace, May 2001, 6.99, 320 pp. ISBN: 044100847X Ever wonder why bad things happen to good people? Why do war, famine, pestilence, and other calamities occur? Blame it on the INTERLOPERS, parasitic malignant beings who exist in nature's products like wood and rock. They have been around humanity forever while feeding off the misery of mankind. They inhabit humans until their host dies. The Interlopers are not of this world, residing in a p...
Kingdoms Of Light
Warner, Feb 2001, 24.95, 372 pp. ISBN: 0446526673 The Goblin horde led by warlock Khaxan Mundurucu successfully overwhelm the Kingdom of Gowdlands, killing the wizard Susnam in the process. The victors remove all color from the once peaceful realm. However, Susnam managed one last spell changing his three cats, a terrier, a bird, and a boa into humans with a quest to find the Pure Light that will return the color to the drab kingdom. As Os...

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Lost and Found
Del Rey, July 2004, 23.95, 249 pp. ISBN 0345461258 Chicago commodities traders Marcus Walker camps in an isolated part of the California Sierra Nevadas when he sees a bright light fall into the nearby woods. When he goes into the nearest town for food and drunk, he discusses what he saw with the patrons; they convince him that a meteorite landed nearby. He goes to sleep at his campsite, but wakes up to the same scenery except that he is on a sp...
Mid-Flinx - Flinx of the Commonwealth 7
Book 7 of Flinx and Pip. While Flinx is trying to avoid trouble, he ends up on Midworld. The AAnn follow and try to capture him to get answers about his ship's ability to land on a planet. While trying to keep the native flora and fauna from killing him and the AAnn from get what they want, he meets humans who have been on Midworld for eight hundred years and have some unique adaptations....
Midworld
The planet with no name. It is a stratified rainforest 3/4 of a mile high with seven distinct levels. Humans tend to live on level 3 and dont stray to the other levels ruled by giant monsters. One day life changes as a craft crashes near the villiage of Born (a hunter\explorer). he sets off with his furcot Ruumahan to investigate and finds the crashed ship of Logan and Cohoma. Born teams up with his rival Losting and his furcot Geeliwan to return th...
Nor Crystal Tears
Ryozenzuzex is a Thranx(an insectoid species) who feels there is more to life than just the job he'd chosen to do--farm the lush forests outside Pascex, his home town. He isn't quite certain what he's searching for...until he hears of a strange new bipedal species, and goes on a search for them, abandoning his duties at Pascex by faking a trip to the homeworld. ...
Orphan Star - Flinx of the Commonwealth 3
Book 3 of Flinx and Pip. After helping Malaika, Flinx is rewarded very handsomely. Now with the money he can look for his parents. The search begins, and one man who seems to know the most wants to kill him. He has to use his mental powers to defend himself. His search leads to a Church Edict world where the aliens are so intelligent that the Church was afraid to let them off their world. Flinx decides to become their teacher about the rest of the u...
Sentenced To Prism
Some guy goes in an indestructible suit to a planet called Prism. It has silicon-based, rather than carbon-based natives. His suit breaks and he has to help a sentient group of little glass aliens win freedom from an exploiting company....

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Sliding Scales
Del Rey, Nov 2004, 24.95, 256 pp. ISBN: 0345461568 Flinx was forced to leave the love of his life on New Riveria to recover from serious injuries while being pursued by the Order of the Null (end of the world fanatics) and is wanted by the Commonwealth authorities. He also needs to find an invisible weapons platform made by an extinct race which could detect what is coming from beyond the Great Emptiness. His ship's A.I. has the solution to era...
Splinter of the Mind's Eye
Leia and Luke are being pursued by imperials on the planet Miban in an attempt to find the Kuibber crystal capable of enhancing one's preception of the Force. They must find it before Darth Vader does....
The End of the Matter - Flinx of the Commonwealth 4
Book 3 of Flinx and Pip. After killing a Qwarm, then inheriting an alien so strange, nobody has heard or ever seen one before, Flinx decides to go to Alaspin in search of clues to his father. There he is saved by two old friends who have been searching for his alien. They think he holds the secret to saving three worlds. Flinx gets answers about his father, but ends up going after a alien "save the galaxy" machine....
The False Mirror
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The I Inside
A young human has love at first sight and how he searchs for her and finds out he is not really human and how he survives and finds his love to escape to a place where they can live in peace....
The Interlopers
An archaeologist finds a formula for potion supposed to increase eyesight in South America, and it allows him to see creatures that live in natural materials and feed on unhappiness and misery. he finds a group called Society who he helps to try and help his wife become uninfected and destroy the Interloper threat....

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The Mocking Program
Warner Aspect, Aug 2002, 24.95, 279 pp. ISBN: 0446527742 For Police Inspector Angel Cardenas another murdered body along the Montezuma Strip is the norm as an area as industrialized as what was once the Mexican-American border always has crime. However, this time the corpse contains a few problems that are abnormal as the remains contains few organs beyond the worthless heart and the victim's DNA matches the identifications of a local executive ...
The Spoils of War
After Millennia of war, the Weave federation is finally winning the battle with their enemies, the mind-controlling Amplitur. But without the common enemy to unite them, the longstanding prejudices and differences of its members threaten to tear the Weave apart, and humanity is far from the only species keeping an ugly secret fom its "allies"...
The Tar-Aiym Krang - Flinx of the Commonwealth 2
Book 2 of Pip and Flinx. Flinx now makes a living as a street performer. When he stumbles on a murder and gets a star map, the adventure begins. He is hired by two people to be a guide and ends up at the house of a very wealthly man, only to find that the two people were looking for the map and want Malaika to bankrole an expedition to the world shown on the map. What they expect to find is artifacts of a dead race, not a powerful weapon....


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