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Record Number: 81320
   
Diuturnity's Dawn. 2002 Diuturnity's Dawn
by Alan Dean Foster
First Edition 2002.
Del Rey / Ballantine Books.
New York.
ISBN 0345418654.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Mark Harrison.
342 pages.
Price: $25.00.

Notes
Third and final part of The Founding of the Commonwealth trilogy.

Humanx Commonwealth Chronological Reading Order: #4.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the third printing of the 2003 Del Rey/Ballantine paperback edition, ISBN 0345418662. Cover illustration by Mark Harrison.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
In the climactic third novel of the Founding of the Commonwealth, bestselling author Alan Dean Foster continues the spectacular space adventure that traces the perilous early years of this remarkable universe….

From the beginning, contact between humankind and the thranx has been tenuous at best. Nearly a century after first contact, the likelihood of closer human/thranx relations is as far away as ever. Yet idealists on both sides refuse to surrender their dreams of achieving an alliance. Among the most dedicated are a minor diplomat named Fanielle Anjou and her thranx counterpart. Others intend to make sure such a liaison never comes to pass... by any means necessary.

For these xenophobes, the upcoming Humanx Intercultural Fair, the first wholly cross-species event, is a hideous confirmation of their worst fears. Zealots on both sides vow it will be the last of its kind, no matter how many must die. In the coming conflagration Fanielle holds the key to triumph, but only if she can outwit those desperate to silence her forever....

 
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