The Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #2)

The Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #2)

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by Alan Dean Foster
     
 

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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

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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...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345302809
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1981
Series:
Pip and Flinx Adventure Series , #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
583,881
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

ALAN DEAN FOSTER has written in a variety of genres, in¬cluding hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, as well as novelizations of several films including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from an early-twentieth-century miners’ brothel.

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The Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 1979 and it was my start in the world of science fiction. Unfortunately, the series should have been laid to rest a LONG time ago. Its been long enough ago that I don't remember what events very clearly which, combined with Mr. Foster's random jumps back and forth in the timeline and generally forgettable plots, makes it hard to remember the storyline.... I thought some of the various encounters with the Aahn were interesting, but the Ulru-Ujurrians was not (except as a lame plot device to get Flinx his own ship). I liked "Bloodhype" (?) with its encounter with the lone 'lunatic' Tar-Aiym who helped Flinx face off against Vom, but its the only other book in the series that has been AT ALL worthwhile... Like Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game", Mr. Foster starts off with a great premise and a great first book and then essentialy milks the series along with no other apparent objective than book sales (neither author has had a meaningful/memorable story in the interim). I have checked out the other books in each author's series from the libarary, but have never bothered to buy them because they do not begin to compare to the series opener in ANY way...
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1Christian More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it enough to read it twice. Plenty of action and likable characters. The author paints a good picture of the world he has created.
Chrynoble More than 1 year ago
I rated this 4 stars, but that is because this book, and those that follow it, are very entertaining even if they are not high in brain food nutritional value. While they are not the hard, serious si-fi that garners my 5 start reviews I find that I always enjoy reading them and breeze through them quickly. Set your expectations right, sit back and enjoy a good adventure.
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