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Author:
Alan Dean Foster
ISBN13:
978-0345450395
ISBN:
0345450396
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Del Rey; Reprint edition (September 28, 2004)
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Science Fiction
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Flinx's Folly (Adventures. has been added to your Cart. Praise for Alan Dean Foster and Reunion, a Pip and Flinx adventure. Bestseller Foster has created yet another entertaining adventure story in the far-flung reaches of a far-future outer space.

Flinx's Folly (Adventures. Using the traditional cliff-hangers and narrow escapes of classic SF adventure page-turners, and propelling Flinx from one crisis to another, from moral dilemma to deus-ex-machina, Foster enlists multiple formulas for a surefire. reading experience that should appeal to space-opera fans.

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Ballantine books new york. As he watched Pip slither silently across the oval glassine tabletop, hunting for fallen crumbs of salt and sugar, Flinx found himself wondering not for the first time where it would all stop. As he grew older and taller he continued to grow more sensitive. Would he someday be privy to the emotional state of insects?

Foster, Alan Dean - Commonwealth 22 - Flinx 08 - Flinx's Folly (V. ). Flinx's Folly by Alan Dean Foster. Flinx affectionately stroked the back of Pip's head and neck with one finger. She's an Alaspinian minidrag, or flying snake.

Foster, Alan Dean - Commonwealth 22 - Flinx 08 - Flinx's Folly (V. CHAPTER ONE. "He's not dead-but watch out for the winged snake. Me, I'll stick to puppies. In response to the emotion underlying the tech's reply, Pip thrust her pointed tongue several times in his direction. Then she twisted to eye her master concernedly as Flinx suddenly bent double, both hands holding the sides of his head. The engineering tech was distressed. Hey, friend-you all right?"

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 this new Pip & Flinx thriller, Alan Dean Foster displays the brilliance that has made him one of the brightest lights in science fiction.

New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying mini-dragon. During the course of his previous (mis)adventures, Flinx has inadvertently inspired a Death Cult who are out to make their inspiration and honorary 'founder' a martyr to the cause. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Whilst fleeing from his 'acolytes', Flinx runs to his ex-lover Clarity Held for a shoulder to cry on.

New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying. 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. New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying mini-dragon.

New York Timesbestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain 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 Follyfollows Flinx on a thrilling quest to unravel the mysteries of his mind and body.

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Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster delivers a 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. 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.
  • The first two thirds are about Clarity Held's stupid boyfriend, Bill Arblegarble or whatever his name is, trying to get rid of Flinx. This part of the book is boring and unmemorable. Their romance is a big fat "so what."

    The dialog is hackneyed. Foster writes dialog the same way he writes everything else, but people don't speak in real time as though their words were carefully written. Spoken and written English are not exactly the same.

    The final third is interesting.

    If you are reading through the Flinx series, this is worth the read. You could just skip the first two thirds, as they serve only to develop Clarity and Flinx's relationship, which is boring and unnecessary. They are separated at the end anyway, and unless you have knowledge from the following books, you don't know whether or when they might be reunited.

    Clarity's character has a messy flaw: Her stupid two-dimensional boyfriend menaces her, gripping her shoulders so tight that it hurts. Yet, she does not leave him. What???

  • I enjoyed this book in the series very much. It was just detailed enough to be fun without being so detailed as to be tedious. I am pleased that this book had chapter demarcations, but the next book in the series does not. It's also a little longer, however. I'd recommend this book to anyone who liked the others in the series. It was a great deal of fun, but with a half sad/half happy ending. I just hope Flinx gets at least a tiny break in some way soon. It seems as if the more he learns, the less he actually finds out that he knows. I know it's necessary for the drama to keep going, but I do wish Flinx could get at least a part of his objectives in life attained before the end of the last book that's been written so far. I won't bore you with a plot sysnopsis as there are other reviewers who have or will delight in doing just that. I wish that, for the benefit of other readers, the books in this series, if they're ver redone, will all be modified with chapter demarcations. I say take a chance on this series, starting with the first in the series, whether you read chronologically or in order of publishing year, because I don't think most people will be disappointed.

  • I have read every Flinx story so far, and this has to be the least useful of them all. What do I mean? Well, there is no new info given (at least none that readers could not have gleaned from the earlier stories) and the story itself has stagnated - -Flinx gets in trouble, gets out of trouble and in the process learns very little about himself and even less about what is happening to him. There is really no need to continually place him in mortal peril 2-3 times per story anymore - the character and story have moved past that point. What we are all waiting for is "What's next?" Who are the entities in Flinx's dreams (though some are explained in this story, there were no surprises); what part, if any, will the UU's play; how much longer can the Commonwealth continue to ignore that a Meliorare experiment is still running around loose?
    Also, the story is too darn short! There is obviously so much more to be told, why not tell it? Believe me - Flinx would be as aggravated as I am about the lack of information!
    So why give this 3 stars? I can't help myself - ADF is one of my top 2 favorite SciFi authors and he still writes as well as ever! The Commonwealth is as colorful as I remember, the human species hasn't advanced so far that it is unrecognizable, and we all need a little dry humor in our lives.
    Take it for what it's worth: if you have read the other stories, you don't have to read this one because you already know most of the answers, but you should read it because it's Flinx! If you haven't read any of these stories, go back to "For Love of Mother-Not" and start there.

  • I really liked the beginning books in this series but with this one I've had enough; I can't take it anymore - hearing about Flinx's headaches, his problems using his talent, his passivity, it just drives me nuts. And if you get to the end of this book, you will feel cheated, just like I did, when you realize the whole build-up throughout the book gets wiped out in one page.

    Seriously?

    I feel like this was a season finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or some crap sitcom where a main character gets shot and no resolution, so you feel artificially inspired to watch the next season.

    After reading the reviews for the following books, I think I am going to stop here and not continue with the series. If you don't mind not having the plot advance for another 4 novels though, please feel free to read this book and the rest after it.

  • Okay, I've been reading the stories of Flinx and Pip for years now and I'm a huge fan. I'll admit that Foster's habit of jumping around chronologically in the novels he releases gets a little old (i.e. not within each story, but you're never certain where each new novel will fall in Flinx's life). Even given that I've usually enjoyed each one as it was released. The relationship between Flinx and Pip is explored in each book, Flinx learns more about his past, his powers continue to develop and Flinx matures and learns.
    However, there's little of that in this novel. The only real development in this novel is that Flinx hooks up with Clarity again (and a few other characters, but I won't spoil that).
    His powers are no more understand at the end of this book. The evil that he senses in earlier stories is about the same in this book. The powers that are influencing his powers and headaches are only developed in the smallest way.
    Overall, I just found it kind of boring. Not much happens. Most of the story is driven by a jealous boyfriend and Flinx's headaches.
    I'm not saying skip this one. If you're a fan of Flinx and Pip, you'll definitely be getting it, but save yourself some money and wait for the paperback. If you're new to the series, do not start with this story, but read some of the earlier stories like "For Love of Mother Not"

  • This entire series is a Must have to any collector of Space Opera or Serial Science Fiction... I have the entire series and re read them every so often