The End of the Matter

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The End of the Matter
Author Alan Dean Foster
Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
ISBN 0-345-29594-3
Preceded by Orphan Star
Followed by Flinx in Flux

The End of the Matter (1977) is a science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. The book is fourth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

Plot introduction[edit]

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.

Plot summary[edit]

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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