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Sliding Scales

Sliding Scales

(2004)
(The ninth book in the Pip and Flinx series)
A novel by

 
From Publishers Weekly
Flinx and Pip, that daring duo of man and "minidrag" (a flying snake), take a break—or try to—from fighting the forces of evil in Foster's surprisingly dark ninth entry (after 2003's Flinx's Folly) in an SF series usually considered light on substance but heavy on fun. Philip "Flinx" Lynx, the young Commonwealth hero, is exhausted. He may hold the key to saving the universe, but he doesn't care. He broods over Clarity Held, the injured girlfriend he left behind in Flinx's Folly. Teacher, his ever-helpful ship-mind, suggests a vacation. Unfortunately, Flinx travels to Jast, a planet caught in a rising conflict between two sentient species, the mushroom-like Vssey and the reptilian AAnns. An ambitious AAnn secondary administrator, Takuuna, wants Jast allied with the Empire at any cost, including subterfuge, terrorism and murder. His mistrust of "softskinned" humans leads to an attempt on Flinx's life, but Chraluuc, an AAnn artisan, finds Flinx and nurses him back to health as the outcast artists of Tier courageously welcome him into their family. Foster exhibits a keen eye for depicting alien art forms and injects a cohesion lacking in some earlier installments, giving the series a much-needed energy boost.
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Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Sliding Scales: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-46156-8 / 978-0-345-46156-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Sliding Scales (A Pip & Flinx Adventure)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-46158-4 / 978-0-345-46158-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Sliding Scales
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-46157-6 / 978-0-345-46157-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

March 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Sliding Scales: A Pip & Flinx Adventure
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Sliding Scales (Pip and Flinx Book 10)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Gateway
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December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sliding Scales: A Pip & Flinx Adventure (Adventures of Pip & Flinx Book 10)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
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