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The Tar-Aiym Krang by Alan Dean Foster1
Bloodhype by Alan Dean Foster2
Orphan Star by Alan Dean Foster3
The End of the Matter by Alan Dean Foster4
...Who Needs Enemies by Alan Dean FosterShort Story: Snake Eyes
For Love of Mother-Not by Alan Dean Foster5th: prequel
Flinx in Flux by Alan Dean Foster6
Mid-Flinx by Alan Dean Foster7
Reunion by Alan Dean Foster8
Impossible Places by Alan Dean Fostershort story: Sideshow
Flinx's Folly by Alan Dean Foster9
Sliding Scales by Alan Dean Foster10
Running from the Deity by Alan Dean Foster11
Trouble Magnet by Alan Dean Foster12
Patrimony by Alan Dean Foster13
Exceptions to Reality by Alan Dean Fostershort story: Growth
Flinx Transcendent by Alan Dean Foster14

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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