The Founding of the Commonwealth(2002)
(A book in the Founding of the Commonwealth series)
An omnibus of novels by Alan Dean Foster
Omnibus with all 3 books in the Humanx Commonwealth trilogy. In "Phylogenesis" (1999), humans and the intelligent antlike creatures know as thranx have already begun sharing ideas and cultures, although their strong physical repulsion toward each other threatens to torpedo the relationship. then an ambitious thranx poet named Desvendapur meets up with a petty human thief named Cheelo Montoya. Their lives - and their worlds - will never be the same. In "Dirge" (2000), the race to colonize Argus V has so occupied the humans' attention that fostering good will with the thranx has become a lesser priority - when, suddenly, a startling new race of aliens appears. Glamorous and beautiful, the Pitar bedazzle all of humanity. that is, until tragedy strikes. Can the three species work together - or are they destined to fight a battle with deadly consequences for all? And in "Diuturnity's Dawn" (2002), Fanielle Anjou, a human diplomat, is working nonstop to achieve closer thranx/human relationships. But human separatists and thranx separatists are equally committed to destroying all cooperation. meanwhile, on a farway planet, the duplicitous AAnn watch and wait, eager the shatter this fledgling federation.....
Used availability for Alan Dean Foster's The Founding of the Commonwealth
January 2002 : USA Hardback