Impossible Places

By Alan Dean Foster

For 3 a long time technology fiction legend Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers world wide, from his debut classic The Tar-Aiym Krang and his encouraged situation 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 number of twenty wonderful odysseys of the mind's eye, Foster once more soars past the bounds of reality—where the true thrills start. . . .

NASA Sending Addicts to Mars!: It used to be the main insane notion within the annals of house travel—and the single person who could work.
Diesel Dream: Sometimes on darkish, lonely highways desires do come precise, and this trucker’s wish was once the simplest one among all.
Sideshow: Flinx hadn’t a clue in regards to the alien dancer, yet Pip knew hassle while 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 notable stories!

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