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...Who Needs Enemies? 1984 ...Who Needs Enemies?
by Alan Dean Foster
First Edition 1984.
Del Rey / Ballantine Books.
New York.
ISBN 0345316576.
Paperback.
Cover illustration by Barclay Shaw.
x+257 pages.
Price: $2.95.

Notes
A collection of short stories.

Includes:

  • Swamp Planet Christmas
  • Snake Eyes (a Pip & Flinx story)
  • Bystander
  • What Do the Simple Folk Do...?
  • Gift of a Useless Man
  • Surfeit (a Humanx Commonwealth story)
  • The Dark Light Girl
  • Instant With Loud Voices
  • Communication
  • The Last Run
  • Wu-Ling's Folly (an Amos Malone story)
  • Village of the Chosen
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the first printing of the Orbit 1984 paperback edition, ISBN 0708881696. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
VISIONS OF COURAGE, TERROR, INNOCENCE AND DESIRE COME TO LIFE IN...

THE DARK LIGHT GIRL
—a flat tyre, an isolated village, a small motel.... When the man saw the girl glowing in the dark, he knew that something very strange was happening...

WU-LING’S FOLLY
—a stagecoach attacked, a strongbox full of gold stolen, a group of gold miners besieged. All in a day’s work for the Old West. But when the bandit is a dragon?

SWAMP PLANET CHRISTMAS
—threatened by planetary aborigines, the colony was in trouble until a little girl requested Christmas gifts through the wrong channels...

SNAKE EYES
—an enchanting Pip and Flinx mini-adventure.

AND EIGHT MORE TALES OF WONDER TO DELIGHT.

Also by Alan Dean Foster on the Orbit list:
THE I INSIDE
THE MAN WHO USED THE UNIVERSE
SPELLSINGER
THE HOUR OF THE GATE (Spellsinger 2)
THE DAY OF THE DISSONANCE (Spellsinger 3)
THE MOMENT OF THE MAGICIAN (Spellsinger 4)

 
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