Drowning World

Drowning World

by Alan Dean Foster

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/11/2003

 
"A fast, fun read for fans of Foster's fantastic alien worlds . . . Driven by political intrigue and wilderness adventure, this is SF of noble vintage."--Booklist

Fluva, the Drowning World, is a rain-drenched planet on the fringes of the Commonwealth whose indigenous species, the warlike Sakuntala, and its immigrant species, the hardworking Deyzara, stand on the brink of civil war. The wettest place on Fluva is Viisiiviisii, an immense jungle thriving with exotic plants and deadly predators. Endless rains have made the jungle a treasure trove of rare and valuable botanicals. A man can get rich there. Or die trying.

Bio-prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga has come to seek his fortune--if he survives the terrain once his sabotaged ship goes down. When a Sakuntala and a Deyzara are dispatched to rescue the unfortunate soul, their ship crashes, too. Now, in order to survive, the three unlikely allies must do something that no one has ever done before: escape the Viisiiviisii before it consumes them. . . .

" A] rousing SF adventure packed with action, intriguing human and alien characters, and a message of strength through diversity."--Library Journal

"Surefire entertainment . . . The author's mastery of his exotic setting cannot be denied."--Publishers Weekly

ISBN:
9780345450364
9780345450364
Category:
Space opera
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-11-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
174.75x105.41x18.54mm
Weight:
0.19kg
Alan Dean Foster

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 The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Aliens 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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