Trouble Magnet: Book summary and reviews of Trouble Magnet by Alan Dean Foster

Trouble Magnet

A Pip & Flinx Adventure

by Alan Dean Foster

Trouble Magnet by Alan Dean Foster

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From science fiction icon Alan Dean Foster comes a blazing new Pip & Flinx adventure for fans of the green-eyed redhead with awesome mental powers and his miniature flying dragon. In this dazzling new novel, Flinx confirms his status as the galaxy’s greatest magnet for big trouble.

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" .... this, like all Flinx's recent adventures is no more than another lengthy, lightweight sidebar; still, Foster's largely adolescent audience will likely be satisfied." - Kirkus.
"This deus ex machina resolution renews Flinx's conviction about his greater role as civilization's savior and reassures the fans that the series will go on." - PW.

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Alan Dean Foster Author Biography

Born in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from UCLA (1968, 1969) he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, Calif. advertising and public relations firm.

His writing career began when August Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's in 1968 and much to Foster's surprise, published it as a short story in Derleth's bi-annual magazine The Arkham Collector. Sales of short fiction to other magazines followed. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was bought by Betty Ballantine and published by Ballantine Books in 1972. It incorporates a number of suggestions from famed SF editor John W. Campbell.

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