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Flinx in Flux (Pip & Flinx #6)

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ALTERNATE COVER ART for ISBN 0-446-82977-3
When Flinx, no stranger to galactic intrigue, found an unconscious woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, he took it in stride. When he learned that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins, he tried to help the beautif
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Paperback, ALTERNATE COVER ART for ISBN 0-345-34363-8, 324 pages
Published July 1988 by Del Rey (first published June 1988)
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Brandt Anderson
Pip & Flinx is always an enjoyable read. Only issue is his abilities. Either they are non-existent or all-powerful. I don't mind them being on the erratic side, but not if there is a huge difference in capabilities. Also, curious as to know why Flinx had to spill the beans about the Bear people. The chick he told shared his genetic experiment secret with someone else which caused himself to become captured for an experiment. So I would hope that he is a little more careful with the Bear peop ...more
Bryan457
The first 3 or 4 books of this series were out when I was younger, and Flinx fired my imagination with his psionic talents, his flying, venom spitting snake, pip, and him being an orphan raised on the streets.

This book advance Flinx's story a minuscule amount, just enough to get you to read it. There is also an interstellar evil introduced briefly, that Flinx is supposed to save the universe from (as of book 13 this still has not happened). This book marks a change in the series; at this point t
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Al
Another in the superb Flinx and Pip series.

This time Flinx finds himself playing rescuer to a beautiful and intelligent woman. Flinx, now 19, is immediately attracted to her, even though she’s a few years older, which drags him out of his normal reticent ways. Especially, when she gives him signals that she likes him as well.

Thus starts another adventure for Flinx, his pet mini-drag Pip, and one of Pip’s children, a small mini-drag called ‘Spark’.

This story has all the great writing I’ve come to
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Kristin
I enjoyed this book. The underground world Foster created was just fascinating with huge similarities to the depths of the Marinaris Trench in the Atlantic. I did get tired of Flinx’s waffling - “I like her, but if she finds out what I am she’s going to hate me, so I’ll just push her away...” and I got tired of Clarity’s “childish terror of the dark”. If you have a phobia, you have a phobia. Nothing childish about it at all. But overall, this was the most flushed out and solid book in the Pip an ...more
John
2003 grade B

Series book F5

Flinx age 19-20
Belenen
a terrible start, so much sexism I almost quit reading -- "my little gengineer," REALLY? I can't count the number of times the clever female character was called little and small -- not in reference to zir size, either! and the narrator went to ridiculous lengths to excuse zir confidence and assure the reader that ze wasn't arrogant. But after a chapter of that, the sexism was dropped and the amazing creatures, cultures, and plot took over. The last half of the book was very enjoyable.
Walter
Picked up on a whim. Haven't read Flinx in years and never did finish the series. What good fun- I am now starting from the beginning and having a great time.
Abby
The first one I'd ever read of the "Flinx and Pip" series. Very good. Lead me to read the entire series.
Steve
Simply a good romp and great way to pass the time ... a quick but enjoyable read.
Bruce
Passable airplane reading. Otherwise soap opera. Sans the soap.
Doc
Loving the way that Flinx is evolving as a person and as a character.
Peter
It's a Flinx book by Foster - need I say more>?
DaNela
Pip & Flinx adventure story #6
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George Riggs
Somewhat hard to follow the science
Hedia
Great Book! I love all the Flinx books.
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