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The Candle of Distant Earth

The Candle of Distant Earth

(2006)
(The third book in the Taken series)
A novel by

 
From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever-popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression “out of this world” takes on a whole new meaning.

Location is everything. In Chicago, Marcus Walker was a hotshot commodities broker. In the cargo hold of the alien Vilenjji spaceship, he and a laconic dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his value, are just two more primitive creatures being shipped to the civilized part of the universe, where the market for cuddly extraterrestrial “pets” is busting wide open.

Though Walker and George manage to escape, man and dog are far from overjoyed, being even farther from Earth - billions of miles, in fact - and without a clue as to whether the direction home is up, down, or sideways. Possessing universe-level social skills, Walker becomes the leader of his own armada. Yet even a fleet commander is hard pressed to find a piece of space that no one's ever heard of, much less cares to find.

To make matters worse, it seems the Vilenjji are proving to be notoriously sore losers. Even if Walker does pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universe haystack, there's a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field.

Yep, it's a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities - and Walker's going to get hit with all of them.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Candle of Distant Earth
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-46131-2 / 978-0-345-46131-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Candle of Distant Earth (The Taken Trilogy)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-46133-9 / 978-0-345-46133-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Candle of Distant Earth (Taken Book 3)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Candle of Distant Earth (The Taken Trilogy)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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