The End of the Matter
|Author||Alan Dean Foster|
|Cover artist||Darrell K. Sweet|
|Publisher||Del Rey Books|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Preceded by||Orphan Star|
|Followed by||Flinx in Flux|
The novel takes place immediately after Orphan Star with Flinx taking his new space ship, Teacher built by the Ulru-Ujurrians, to Alaspin, the home planet of his minidrag Pip, in search of the man who bid on him when Flinx was a child in a slave auction.
He not only finds this man, Skua September, but also acquires a strange new alien pet Abalamahalamatandra—Ab for short—and is pursued by an assassin squad called the Qwarm. Flinx’s friends Bran Tse-Mallory and Truzenzuzex show up looking for Ab in the hope of finding an ancient weapon, thought to possibly be capable of stopping a rogue black hole; before the three inhabited planets on the black hole's course are sucked in.
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