Publisher's Summary

At last, New York Times best-selling author Alan Dean Foster returns to his acclaimed Humanx universe, where a young human orphan called Flinx seeks to unlock the dangerous secrets of his past - and the uncertain prospects of his future with the aid of the formidable minidrag known as Pip. This is the most mind-bending Pip and Flinx adventure yet - a roller-coaster ride into the unknown, filled with wonder and humor, and a host of deadly adversaries. Using his enhanced empathic abilities, Flinx finesses his way into a top-secret security installation on Earth. Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out. . . .
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster.
©2001 Thranx, Inc. (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Best-seller Foster has created yet another entertaining adventure story in the far-flung reaches of a far-future outer space.... 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 . . . experience that should appeal to space-opera fans." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Flinx's trek through the deadly desert and his encounters with the AAnn make for a good read." ( Locus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 22-11-2011

She's Back....

Flinx in his search for a way to stop the "great evil" runs into his younger Sister and Sparks Fly.... Good read

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Thurston on 23-05-2018

Pip is no drag.

All Mr. Foster ' s storirs are well written with engaging characters. The main Protagonist, Philip Lynx--a/k/a Flinx, has his weaknesses, but he is resourceful , engaging, snesky-in a world where this is required as a necessary survival trait as he i not an overwhelming physical specimen. Nor is he unattractive.
His side kick, the mini drag Pip, is omnivorous, and venemous with human common sense. Wouldn't you like your favorite pet to be able to protect you and fly?
Flinx has a problem that he must solve.
It is a tough problem.
However, he has. friends.
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JT

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