Running from the Deity (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #10)

Running from the Deity (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #10)

by Alan Dean Foster
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Running from the Deity (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #10) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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The results switched around, the prologue is at result 7! So sorry for any inconvenience. Result 7 is the epic prologue of Kleptos and Invies.
1Christian More than 1 year ago
Alan Foster's imagination amazes me. The descriptions he uses and the world's he builds amaze me. I am enjoying the Pip & Flinx series. It's a great fun & light read...and clean.
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Flinx, the genetically engineered hero of Alan Dean Foster's longest running series, has just managed to get off a world called Jast alive. Now his starship's artificial intelligence unit, or AI, announces that it's time for an overhaul. The ship can do the work itself, but it has to land somewhere first. Since Flinx doesn't want to risk returning to the Commonwealth, he agrees to set down on another remote planet. Even though he shouldn't, technically speaking, because the world that's about to serve as his shipyard is home to a sentient species that hasn't yet reached the level of technology necessary for space travel. Of course the Commonwealth has a law very much like Star Trek's prime directive. So if Flinx insists on stopping here, at the very least he's obligated to keep his presence secret from the locals. Of course Flinx doesn't do that. He leaves his grounded ship, thinking he won't encounter anyone - and of course, he does encounter someone. And gets involved, and tries to help the local folk with technology that seems commonplace to him.... I wish we fans of the series might get a bit more advancement of the overarching plot that's been driving the Flinx books from their beginning, in this as in the past few installments. Once again, we have a pretty much self-contained 'Flinx lands on a planet and has an adventure' tale. But with that said, it's an entertaining and interesting tale. Foster's gift for creating aliens who are just enough different from us to be believable, yet just enough like us to be sympathetic, operates here in top form. Enjoyable reading for fans who don't get too frustrated by the lack of progress in the series as a whole.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Philip ¿Flinx¿ Lynx is the result of illegal eugenic experiments that simply proved science needs boundaries as he contains enhanced skills to propel and collect emotions from others. Currently Flinx searches for a missing super-weapon left behind by an extinct race that may prove the only tool to stop a species that threatens mankind from behind the Great Emptiness. However, though the weapon is planet sized Flinx has failed to find it and is forced to land on an uncharted orb when his intelligent spaceship, Teacher, needs emergency repairs. --- Flinx meets a backwater race of aliens who like him can emit and receive emotions. He breaks the prime directive of the Commonwealth not to interfere with primitive species especially using technology as Flinx heals the sick and injured. That backfires when the natives begin worshipping Flinx the God which infuriates religious and political leaders. His reputation as the deity crosses national boundaries other countries prepare to invade to bring God home. While Teacher makes self-repairs, Flinx realizes why the prime directive exists while RUNNING FROM THE DEITY, which happens to be him. --- RUNNING FROM THE DEITY, the latest FLINX'S FOLLY is a terrific tale that satirizes classic Star Trek by displaying what happens when a much more advances civilization brings impossible to grasp technology to more primitive societies. Flinx is in rare form trying to do good until he realizes what he has wrought while local leaders do what they always do manipulate others including the ¿Deity¿. Though some readers will be upset that the original mission turns inert, this is an interesting tale as fans will think of The Gods Must Be Crazy in outer space. --- Harriet Klausner