The third and final instalment of the 'Ice Rigger' trilogy.
Here we find Ethan waiting to leave Tran-Ky-Ky, unfortunately for him he has just uncovered a strange affair with the temperature of the planet. It seems to be getting warmer?
This would be disastrous for the population who all have huge fur covering their bodies and are adapted for a very very cold Tran-Ky-Ky.
Ethan, Skua and Milliken must help their friends on more time or leave them to certain death.
Will Ethan ever get off this frozen ice ball of a planet?
Ethan will soon discover that someone surprisingly close is involved in this genocidal plot and friendship will be pushed to the limit.
Just when things couldn't get any worse the Billionaires, the Dukanes return and actually they come just in the nick of time.
Alan is a genius at writing these type of adventurer and exploration novels, he has a natural talent for the weird and wonderful alien creatures.
A superb sequel to Mission to Moulokin and carries the adventure on is the same great vain.
A vividly written book the chill of the planet creeps off the pages and numbs your fingers. The characters are fully fleshed out and the interaction between them is wonderful to read. Ethan really does not want to be a hero he actually doesn't have much choice in it. The descriptions of the planet, its flora and fauna are clearly written and easily imaginable. There is the usual array of weird and wonderful creatures all superbly described including all of their nasty and carnivorous habits. The plot to warm the planet and bypass its normal cycle of warming over millennia is well written and the twists and turns are well hidden, with a few red herrings thrown in.
This book could be read as a stand alone but to be honest for maximum enjoyment read Icerigger and then Mission to Moulokin to get the most from this wonderful trilogy.
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Alan Dean Foster is also the author of numerous non fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as novelisations of several films, including Star Wars which he wrote under the name of "George Lucas", the first 3 Alien films, the Thing, the chronicles of Riddick, the Black Hole, Outland, Starman, Alien Nation and the Dig.
Other books to become movies include Clash of the Titans, Krull, the last Starfighter and more recently Transformers.
His novel Cyber Way won the southwest book award for fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so.
Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first star trek movie. His novel Shadowkeep was the first ever book adaptation of an original computer game. In addition to publication in English his work has been translated into more than fifty languages and has won awards in Spain and Russia.
He has travelled widely, visiting Asia, Europe, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Zambezi and most of the Pacific. Whilst he has lived in Tahiti, French Polynesia and now resides in Arizona.
Alan and his wife Joann Oxley currently live in a turn of the century miner's brothel, along with dogs, cats and fish.
He is presently at work on several new novels and media projects.
Books I would personally recommend are: - Icerigger, Mission to Moulokin and the Deluge Drivers (This book). The Howling Stones, Drowning World, Founding the commonwealth Trilogy are Phylogenesis, Dirge and Diuritys Dawn.