The Tar-Aiym Krang

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The Tar-Aiym Krang
The Tar-Aiym Krang.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorAlan Dean Foster
Cover artistDean Ellis[1]
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBallantine Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages251 pp
Preceded byFor Love of Mother-Not 
Followed byOrphan Star 

The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972) is a science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. It is Foster’s first published novel and started both his Humanx Commonwealth universe and his two most popular recurring characters, Pip and Philip Lynx ("Flinx"). The book is second chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

The story follows Flinx, an orphan and a thief, as he steals a starmap from a dead body, that leads to a strange alien artifact on an abandoned world. This simple, chance adventure is the beginning of Flinx’s quest to discover the identities of his parents and the source of his strange mental abilities.

In popular culture[edit]

The members of Pink and Brown and Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt formed a side project called Tar-Aiym Krang.


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