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Record Number: 81280
Phylogenesis. 1999 Phylogenesis
by Alan Dean Foster
First Edition 1999.
Del Rey / Ballantine Books.
New York.
ISBN 034541862X.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Mark Harrison.
328 pages.
Price: $24.00.

First part of The Founding of the Commonwealth trilogy.

Humanx Commonwealth Chronological Reading Order: #2.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the first printing of the 2000 Del Rey/Ballantine paperback edition, ISBN 0345418611. Cover illustration by Mark Harrison.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster takes us back to the unplanned beginnings of the extraordinary Humanx Commonwealth…

In the years after first contact, humans and the intelligent insectlike Thranx agree to a tentative sharing of ideas and cultures despite the ingrained repulsion they have yet to overcome. Thus, a slow, lengthy process of limited contact begins.

Yet they never plan for a chance meeting between a misfit artist and a petty thief. Desvendapur is a talented Thranx poet who is bored with his life and needs new inspiration for his work. Venturing beyond the familiar, Desvendapur runs into Cheelo Montoya, a small-time criminal with big dreams of making a fast buck. Together they will embark upon a journey that will forever change their beliefs, their futures, and their worlds...


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