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Riassunto: Chosen by Science Fiction Chronicle as One of the Best Books of the Year
Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has written an exciting Humanx Commonwealth adventure that delves deeper into the fragile early years when humans made first contact in this unforgettable world . . .
In the second half of the twenty-fourth century, diplomatic relations proceed cautiously between thranx and humans. But the insectlike beings are nearly forgotten with the sudden discovery of an ideal planet to colonize–Argus V–and the startling appearance of a new race of space-faring aliens. People are dazzled by the beautiful, glamorous pitar. Then tragedy strikes.
The entire human population on Argus V is brutally slaughtered. Not a single clue remains to identify the unseen executioners. But from a tiny inner moon of Argus V comes a faint signal. On that insignificant chunk of rubble lies the key to the crime–setting in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with deadly consequences for thranx, pitar, and human alike. For their worlds will be changed forever by a colossal battle that is their future and their destiny . . .
Review: First, humanity establishes ties with intelligent, extraterrestrial bugs. Some 20 years later, humanity makes first contact with intelligent, extraterrestrial babes. Or so goes the chronology in Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth, as detailed in the second book of the Founding of the Commonwealth prequel trilogy. Following up on Phylogenesis, Dirge fleshes out the foundation for the universe that's home to the ever-popular Pip and Flinx, among other Foster favorites. And while it's not exactly Heinlein, Dirge provides essential background for fans of all the Humanx books in typical action-packed Foster style.
The space babes in question call themselves the Pitar, and after somewhat stunted relations with the insectoid Thranx (first contacted in Nor Crystal Tears), humanity falls all over itself fawning over this "drop-dead, overpoweringly, stunningly gorgeous"--if strangely reticent--new race. But everything isn't what it seems, of course, or there wouldn't be much of a story here. Not to give anything away, but even the most unobservant reader will soon realize that something's suspicious about these alluring aliens--especially when 600,000 colonists on the otherwise boring outpost of Treetrunk are swiftly, brutally, and mysteriously exterminated. --Paul Hughes
Titolo: Dirge (Founding of the Commonwealth) (Book 2...
Casa editrice: Del Rey
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Del Rey, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. First Thus. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11533502
Descrizione libro Del Rey, 2001. Condizione libro: As New. First Thus. Book in almost Brand New condition. Codice libro della libreria GRP95442878
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2710126030
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2755408309
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2768420551
Descrizione libro Del Rey, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Thus. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP95582090
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0345418638I5N00
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0345418638I3N10
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0345418638I3N00
Descrizione libro Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0345418638I3N00