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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  634 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Die besten Erzählungen des Autors von >>Alien<< und >>Outlands<<, des >>Bannsänger<<- und des großen >>Homanx<<-Zyklus. Sie zeigen die ungeheure Bandbreite des beliebten Autors farbiger und spannender Weltraumabenteuer - >>Hard SF<<-Stories aus naher und ferner Zukunft, aber auch wunderbare Erzählungen mit einem r ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published 1997 by Heyne (first published May 12th 1984)
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Cheryl
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mostly long-winded, actually. Clever ideas that could have been presented in 1/2 the words. As I neared the end of (most of) each story I remembered that I'd read it before, and when I finished the book I decided that I somehow must have read the whole book before. So, iow, mostly they're pretty forgettable, too. Well, this time it is definitely coming off my shelves and going out to the wide world.
Thom
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anth-coll
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
Denise
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Joed Jackson
I really enjoyed this collection. It's all great stuff. The title track (if you will) is awesome. Why Johnny Cant Speed is great too. Pericles from Dream Done Green is one of my all time favorite characters. So read this one already!
Peter
May 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Short Story collection like Who Needs Friends - but not as good
Tom Loock
May 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, stories
Read and bought it along with 'With Friends Like These', but ended up reading only the few stories I liked.
Timothy
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining compilation of stories from Foster...I especially liked Gift of a Useless Man and Wu-Ling's Folly.
Abby
May 27, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This wasn't a bad book. It's a book of several short stories.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent collection of short stories by one of my all time favorite writers. Very recommended
A~
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf, owned
Short Stories galore
I have never read a pip and flinx adventure and his short story was my first. I liked them.
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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