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...Who Needs Enemies?

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  530 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Collection of short stories.

Swamp Planet Christmas
Snake Eyes
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The Dark Light Girl
Instant With Loud Voices
The Last Run
Wu-Ling's Folly
Village of the Chosen
Mass Market Paperback, 257 pages
Published May 12th 1984 by Del Rey
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Oct 09, 2015 Thom rated it really liked it
Bookending Foster's first collection of short stories With Friends Like These..., these tales are also pretty good overall. Each is introduced by the author, anecdotes of where the idea came from, more often than not. They were written between 1976 and 1983. The final is (likely intentionally) related to the first story in the first book, which dealt with the arrival of little green men. This anthology also contains a Pip and Flinx story - I haven't read anything else with them yet, but look for ...more
Mar 30, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, humor
Author Alan Dean Foster (b. 1946) is a noted science fiction and fantasy author with such series as “The Humanx Commonwealth Series” and “Dinotopia Universe” under his belt. He’s also written several “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” books.

The present book is a collection of 12 short stories of science fiction and fantasy with settings as varied as the swamp planet of Myra II to Somalia and to Colorado of the Old West. At his best, Foster writes with a sense of humor and irony. In some of the stories,
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Jan 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of short stories by one of my all time favorite writers. Very recommended
Feb 05, 2016 A~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, pdf
Short Stories galore
I have never read a pip and flinx adventure and his short story was my first. I liked them.
Tom Loock
May 13, 2012 Tom Loock rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf, stories
Read and bought it along with 'With Friends Like These', but ended up reading only the few stories I liked.
May 27, 2010 Abby rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
This wasn't a bad book. It's a book of several short stories.
May 06, 2012 Peter rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
Short Story collection like Who Needs Friends - but not as good
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. 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. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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