The End of the Matter

The End of the Matter

Series Flinx of the Commonwealth
Tim White
Author Alan Dean Foster
Year 1979 (first published 1977)
Publisher New English Library/Ballantine
ISBN 0-450-04304-5

Three entire planets are about to vanish and the Commonwealth’s scientists can do nothing to save

The disappearance of several small spaceships has proven the existence of a vast collapsar, an all-devouring black hole that is carving its way across the Galaxy. To evacuate the three planets in its course would be impossible. To stop such an incomprehensible astronomical force is not even worth contemplating.

There is a slim chance, a remote possibility that the key to survival lies with a strange and seemingly insane creature named Ab that Flinx adopts as his pet. No one knows or understands what Ab is or what powers he has. All Flinx knows is that he is suddenly very important — and with a death sentence on his head, he could soon be very dead.

Following THE TAR-AIYM KRANG and ORPHAN STAR THE END OF THE MATTER is the third book in Alan Dean Foster’s brilliant sequence featuring Flinx of the Commonwealth.

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Thanks to Still Books for the cover

Seven Great Detective Stories

Illustrators Ben Otero (cover), Michael Lowenbein
Editor William H. Larson
Year 1979 (first published 1968)
Publisher Golden
ISBN 0-307-21627-6


Elementary? You may not agree after you’ve matched wits with some of the greatest detectives in all literature.

In these classic tales of mystery, such remarkable detectives as Father Brown, The Thinking Machine, and the incomparable Sherlock Holmes display their deductive skills in some very baffling cases.

So sharpen your own deductive powers and plunge into this murky, mysterious world. But watch out! The murderer might be lurking around the next page… Continue reading