Reader Review: As usual a fun read from Foster. Not the best in the series though. Mainly due to not advancing the series plot. But fun new aliens and a new world to explore. Some action and tension although it seems to be getting awfully easy for Flinx to "use the force" to escape from a sticky situation. But overall a fine summer page turner.
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 Patrimony, fans will learn more about their favorite redhead–with emerald eyes, uncanny powers, and a poisonous minidrag–than they ever dreamed possible.
“I know who your father is . . . Gestalt.” A shocked Flinx hears these dying words from one of the renegade eugenicists whose experiments with humans twenty-odd years ago shocked the galaxy . . . and spawned Flinx. So Flinx and his minidrag, Pip, venture to Gestalt, an out-of-the-way planet perfect for someone who never wants to be found–disregarding the advice of those who think Flinx could make better use of his time locating the ancient, sentient weapons platform that could be the galaxy’s only chance of stopping the exterminating scourge that’s fast approaching. Flinx might agree with them–but the quest for patrimony wins out. (Sorry, galaxy!)
Could Gestalt supply the key to Flinx’s shadowy past and strange powers? An eccentric loner in a remote area could be the father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of his birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. An eccentric longer in a remote area of the distant planet could be he father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of Flinx’s birth and his amazing, agonizing powers.
Unfortunately for Flinx, Gestalt also hosts a resident bounty hunter who’s just learned about the stupendous reward offered for a certain dead redhead. Flinx gets a chance to test his adversary’s skills when our hero’s skimmer is blasted out of the sky and into a raging river in the middle of nowhere–a nowhere of impassable terrain and ravenous, carnivorous beasts.
But hey, what’s one more impossible challenge for someone who’s spent his life defying the odds and escaping the inescapable? Flinx has one thing going for him . . . plenty of experience.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|Title of eBook: Patrimony||Series: A Pip & Flinx Novel, , #14|
|Release Date: 10-30-2007|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group||Store Sales Rank: 12131|
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Make the right moves.
Easy for an Ulru-Ujurrian to say, Flinx reﬂected as the Teacher maintained its approach to the world that lay at the end of the decelerating KK-drive craft’s present course. Easy for an Ulru-Ujurrian to do. But then, everything was easy for an Ulru-Ujurrian to say and do. Unimaginably powerful, preposterously playful, and possessed of talents as yet unmeasured–and quite possibly unmeasurable–they went about their daily activities without a care in the world–short of keeping busy by way of the unfathomable playtime that involved moving their planet closer to its sun.
Even that bit of outrageous astrophysics seemed simpler to Flinx than unraveling the mystery of his origins.
He had been given a clue. For the ﬁrst time in many seemingly interminable years, a tangible clue. And even more than that, he had been provided with a destination. It lay before him now, a world he had never considered before, lying the same distance from his present position as his homeworld of Moth or, in a different direction, New Riviera and Clarity Held.
Clarity, Clarity. Under the proﬁcient ministrations and attentive guardianship of his old friends Bran Tse-Mallory and Truzenzuzex, she would be recovering from the injuries she had sustained during the ﬁght that had allowed him to successfully ﬂee New Riviera, also known as Nur. While his love was healing physically, perhaps he could ﬁnally heal the open wound of his unknown origins. These chafed and burned within him as intensely as any cancer.
A word bursting with meaning. Perhaps also a world full of meaning, a
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Plenty of fun!
August 8, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from san diego, CA US
As usual a fun read from Foster. Not the best in the series though. Mainly due to not advancing the series plot. But fun new aliens and a new world to explore. Some action and tension although it seems to be getting awfully easy for Flinx to "use the force" to escape from a sticky situation. But overall a fine summer page turner.
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