The Tar-Aiym Krang

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The Tar-Aiym Krang
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First edition
Author Alan Dean Foster
Cover artist Dean Ellis[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
1972
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 251 pp
ISBN 0-345-02547-4
OCLC 18914467
Preceded by For Love of Mother-Not
Followed by Orphan 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.

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