His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx. O756 Q64 2008 Quofum 2008 is a science fiction novel by American writer. How can we measure our own advancements, aren't we automatically prejudiced in favor of our own ancestry? Oh, and it has a brilliant first line! Pages upon pages just describing weird alien wildlife and their exotic dietary needs and locomotion. . That's 80% of this book. The mission to planet Quofum to investigate unknown flora and fauna is supposed to be a quickie for Captain Boylan and his crew. Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in 1968.
But the last two books I've read by him, barely have enough content for a good short story, let alone a novel. Some readers may look at it as purely a filler story as some series authors have done in the past. I'm not saying that it doesn't fill you in on certain issues pertaining to the continuation of the Commonwealth story line running throughout this series, however I think it's a great deal more of a masterful job of in making you think of our own concepts of what civilized society really entails. There is something to be said about a book where I can't really tell you the personalities, or even the names, of the main characters within the book, but I can tell you the unique forms of locomotion the various examples of fauna that appeared in this novel had. There are more revelations, more highly evolved species waiting to be identified, even tantalizing clues to a civilization light-years ahead of the Commonwealth's. This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist: the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.
I'm still going to read Flinx Transcendant, just to see how the story hopefully wraps up. The Tar-Aiym Krang also marked the first appearance of Flinx, a young man with paranormal abilities, who reappears in other books, including Orphan Star, For Love of Mother-Not, and Flinx in Flux. Foster's story relied heavily on abandoned concepts that appeared in Lucas's early treatments for the first film. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. The Humanx Commonwealth: Book Eight. The mission to planet Quofum to investigate unknown flora and fauna is supposed to be a quickie for Captain Boylan and his crew. We currently have listed on the site and with more added each day.
Collecting samples and cataloging their place on the evolutionary ladder! Flinx's constant companion since childhood is a named Pip, a flying, empathic snake capable of spitting a highly corrosive and violently. I never really connected with any of the characters and the reason they get stranded on the planet is just illogical. This one was just ok - characters were flatter than usual. Since the planet is outside of the Commonwealth territory their mission is deemed minor and unimportant. The team encounters three intelligent, warring speciessome carbon-based, others silicate-based, all bizarrealong with thousands of unique, often unclassifiable life-forms.
Of course, the marooned teammates know nothing about the Great Evil racing toward the galaxy, and they certainly have never heard of Flinx, the only person with half a chance to stop it. Nor do they know that Quofum could play a crucial role in defeating the all devouring monster from beyond. That was the best part of the book. Upon arrival they find three shockers. And this one was basically a rehash of City of the Dead - which was a very good novel. Which is weird for me to say this about this book in particular since, in a way, not much really happens in this book, I didn't exactly fall in love with these characters, and it's essentially a giant prologue.
The solution to the problem, and the conclusion to the storyline is actually revealed in. Foster comments, in a foreword to a re-issued edition of Bloodhype, that it is the eleventh novel in the series, and should fall between Running from the Deity and Trouble Magnet. That was the best part of the book. Many of Foster's works have a strong element to them, often with an twist. But if you take it as a piece of the overall Commonwealth puzzle, it's good.
Although the dynamic redhead and his daring minidrag do not appear in Quofum, this knockout thriller sets the stage for their explosive date with destiny in the duo's final climactic adventure, Flinx Transcendent. So, like I said: intere Maybe I've read too much Foster. Maybe I've read too much Foster. Christensen with collaborations from Foster and Renwick St. He later wrote the novelization for Star Trek 's sequel,. I would say the series is 3. Is it just a few steps away from our primitive beginnings? Boylan is tasked with delivering four scientists—two men, one woman, and one thranx—to the unknown world, setting up camp while the experts investigate flora and fauna, then ferrying them safely home.
The spaceships and planets these characters find themselves on are bautiful, strange, and awesome. He also won the Ignotus Award Spain in 1994 and the Stannik Award Russia in 2000. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Quofum is a world that mysteriously disappears from space occasionally and a small group of scientists are sent to explore it. Foster usually devotes a large part of his novels to descriptions of the strange environments of alien worlds and the coexistence of their and. Taking it by itself, this book might seem a bit.