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For Love of Mother-Not (Adventures of Pip & Flinx) Mass Market Paperback – March 12, 1987
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He was just a freckle-faced, redheaded kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.
For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew -- even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.
Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.
About the Author
Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona.
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Now with all of this, chronologically For Love Of Mother Not is the first book and the Tar-aiym Kang (supposed to be book one) is truly Book Two as it picks up with Flinx being 17 years old and more in control of his self. I am very glad I bought the first two books together as I particularly prefer to read my series in order. This looks to be a Sci-fi series that would appeal to anyone who had a fondness for the Harry Potter books, both adult and child.
This book is no exception. His science fiction verse is well-balanced and creative. You believe in the setting without question and the story is very plausible. I do enjoy his works, but I must say, this is my favorite from him. This story is a well-balanced meal of Science Fiction, good storytelling, and mystery. Read it.
Alan Dean Foster is a master storyteller and the universe Flint lives in is believable.
This is only the first in the series so please continue reading the books as the character lives thru multiple adventures.
Also an excellent read to teenagers.
I first read this book years ago. Actually it was decades ago at this point. I believe it was the first novel I ever read. I was attracted to the cover art showing a boy riding something akin to an ostrich on steroids, with a winged snake on his arm. I was in the seventh grade at the time, and I have loved Flinx and Pip ever since.
Given this, I'm not sure I can really give an objective review of the book. There is too much love and memory for me in the story.