Howling Stones

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 4, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Enter another realm in the amazing world of the Humanx Commonwealth--the interstellar empire governed jointly by humans and aliens!

The newly discovered planet of Senisran was a veritable paradise--a sprawling world of vast oceans dotted with thousands of lush islands and copious deposits of rare-earths and minerals. First-contact specialist Pulickel Tomochelor's mission to Senisran was straightforward: Secure mining rights for the Humanx Commonwealth before the vicious AAnn Empire beat them to the chase. With Senisran's Parramat clan resisting entreaty, negotiations could be difficult, but Pulickel was more comfortable with aliens than with his own species, and looked forward to a triumphant return to Earth.

He hadn't counted on the incredible secret of Parramat, though: the strange, powerful green stones that the tribe used to manipulate the forces of nature. Within those stones lay an awesome technology the origin of which was lost in time--a technology that had to be kept from the AAnn at any cost . . .


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User Review  - superant - LibraryThing

This book has a very unlikable protagonist. Because I was prepared, from reading the reviews of other readers, I had very low expectations for Pulickel. I was able to carry through to the end of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

One of the Humanx Commonwealth stories that does not include Flinx or some of the other popular characters. A good story about the continuing struggle of the Commonwealth vs. the Aann. In this case ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
37
Section 4
52
Section 5
71
Section 6
88
Section 7
103
Section 8
116
Section 12
178
Section 13
198
Section 14
229
Section 15
238
Section 16
257
Section 17
272
Section 18
288
Section 19
309

Section 9
136
Section 10
152
Section 11
165
Section 20
325
Section 21
327
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About the author (2009)

Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946 and raised in Los Angeles, California. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in political science and a Master of Fine Arts degree in motion pictures from UCLA in 1968-69, he worked for two years as a public relations copywriter in Studio City, California.

He sold his first short story to August Derleth at Arkham Collector magazine in 1968. Additional sales of short fiction to other magazines followed. His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was published by Ballantine Books in 1972. Since then, Foster has published many short stories, novels, and film novelizations, including the New York Times-bestselling Splinter of the Minds Eye and Flinx in Flux.

Foster has toured extensively around the world. Besides traveling, he enjoys classical and rock music, old films, basketball, body surfing, and weightlifting.  He has taught screenwriting, literature, and film history at UCLA and Los Angeles City College. He and his wife live in Arizona.


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