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By Alan Dean Foster

For 3 a long time technological know-how fiction legend Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers worldwide, from his debut classic The Tar-Aiym Krang and his encouraged state of affairs for the 1st megastar Trek motion picture to a number of New York Times bestsellers, together with Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Flinx in Flux.

In this choice of twenty incredible odysseys of the mind's eye, Foster once more soars past the bounds of reality—where the genuine thrills start. . . .

NASA Sending Addicts to Mars!: It used to be the main insane proposal within the annals of house travel—and the one one who may work.
Diesel Dream: Sometimes on darkish, lonely highways desires do come precise, and this trucker’s desire used to be the easiest one in every of all.
Sideshow: Flinx hadn’t a clue concerning the alien dancer, yet Pip knew difficulty whilst she observed it.
Empowered: an impressive male discovers the not-so-super half approximately being a superhero.
The Question: A daring adventurer determines to resolve one in every of life’s profound mysteries.

. . . and fifteen different impressive stories!

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