The Candle of Distant Earth
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 281 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 August 2007|
In the quietly amusing last installment of bestseller Foster's Taken trilogy (after 2005's The Light-years Beneath My Feet), Marcus Walker, a Chicago commodities trader kidnapped by aliens in 2004's Lost and Found, and his companion, George, a sardonic talking dog, land on the planet Hyff. There Marcus and George help the Hyfft, peaceful meter-high creatures, battle unpleasant invaders known as the Iollth before resuming their quest to return home. Fans of E.E. "Doc" Smith's golden age space-traveling hero, Kimball Kinnison, will enjoy this slyly humorous saga, in which the good guys have plenty of human weaknesses and the villains aren't too evil. (June 27) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Del Rey Books|
|Dimensions: ||17.32 x 10.87 x 2.16 centimeters (0.14 kg)|