Orphan Star

By Alan Dean Foster
(Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345324498, 240pp.)

Publication Date: October 26, 2004

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Description
One man in the Universe holds the key to the mystery of Flinx's past and that man is trying to kill him
It is a strange childhood for a kid, to be adopted by the restless Mother Mastiff and raised in the bustling marketplace of Drallar. Flinx never knew the mom and dad who abandoned him years ago. In fact, his birth has always been shrouded in mystery. But Flinx eventually discovers that his unknown parents have left him a curious legacy extraordinary mental powers that are both a marvelous gift and a dreaded curse.
This double-edged legacy will lead Flinx, along with his loyal protector, the mini-dragon Pip, on a harrowing journey in search of the truth . . . about who he is and where he comes from. It is a daring adventure that brings him to another world and into the clutches of one of the most evil and powerful men in the galaxy. . . .
"Orphan Star" is the newest addition to the Del Rey Imagine program, which offers the best in fantasy and science fiction for readers twelve and up.


"From the Trade Paperback edition.




About 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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