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Drowning world : a novel of the Commonwealth

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2003.
Series: Humanx Commonwealth Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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They call it the Drowning World. It is Fluva, a planet on the fringes of the Commonwealth where it rains torrentially, ceaselessly, and maddeningly for all but one month of the Fluvan year. Chief Administrator Lauren Matthias is fairly new to the position. Her primary goal: keeping Fluva's indigenous species, the warlike Sakuntala and immigrant species, the timid but hard-working Deyzara, from annihilating one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foster, Alan Dean, 1946-
Drowning world.
New York : Del Rey, 2003
(DLC) 2002026279
(OCoLC)50149560
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 9780345450340 0345450345 1299079024 9781299079021
OCLC Number: 297918044
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Series Title: Humanx Commonwealth Ser.
Responsibility: Alan Dean Foster.
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They call it the Drowning World. It is Fluva, a planet on the fringes of the Commonwealth where it rains torrentially, ceaselessly, and maddeningly for all but one month of the Fluvan year. Chief Administrator Lauren Matthias is fairly new to the position. Her primary goal: keeping Fluva's indigenous species, the warlike Sakuntala and immigrant species, the timid but hard-working Deyzara, from annihilating one another. The wettest place on Fluva is Viisiiviisii, an immense, mostly unexplored jungle. Thanks to the endless rains and humid conditions, exotic animals and plants have thrived there, many of them deadly predators. Yet the same evolutionary process responsible for creating toxic creatures has made the jungle a treasure trove of undiscovered botanicals potentially useful in engineering everything from pharmaceuticals to perfumes. A man can get rich there. Or die trying.

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