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) by Alan Dean Foster

From science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster comes a thrilling 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345461612
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Pip and Flinx Adventure Series , #10
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 433,438
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including 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. He is currently at work on several new novels and media projects.

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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