Humanx Commonwealth by Alan Dean Foster
The Humanx Commonwealth universe is a series of science fiction novels by American novelist Alan Dean Foster. The universe includes his Pip & Flinx series, Icerigger trilogy, Founding of the Commonwealth trilogy and several “standalone” titles. The Commonwealth name is taken from the name of two species who inhabit the Commonwealth planets – the Humans of Earth and the Thranx from Hivehom.

Alan Dean Foster began the Humanx Commonwealth universe with his own debut novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, which was published in 1972. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Alan Dean Foster’s Humanx Commonwealth books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Pip & Flinx Books

The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodhype (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Matter (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orphan Star (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Love of Mother-Not (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx in Flux (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mid-Flinx (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reunion (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx's Folly (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sliding Scales (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running from the Deity (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Magnet (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patrimony (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx Transcendent (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Music (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Pip & Flinx Books

For Love of Mother-Not(1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tar-Aiym Krang(1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orphan Star(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Matter(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx in Flux(1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mid-Flinx(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reunion(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx's Folly(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sliding Scales(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running from the Deity(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodhype(1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Magnet(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patrimony(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flinx Transcendent(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Music(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Icerigger Books

Icerigger (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mission to Moulokin (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deluge Drivers (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Founding of the Commonwealth Books

Phylogenesis (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirge (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diuturnity's Dawn (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Humanx Commonwealth Books

Midworld (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cachalot (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nor Crystal Tears (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sentenced to Prism (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howling Stones (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drowning World (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quofum (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Humanx Commonwealth Books

Nor Crystal Tears(1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voyage to the City of the Dead(1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midworld(1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drowning World(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quofum(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howling Stones(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sentenced to Prism(1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cachalot(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Humanx Commonwealth Books, You’ll Love…

Humanx Commonwealth Synopsis: The Icerigger Trilogy by Alan Dean Foster includes all three Icerigger novels – Icerigger, Mission to Moulokin and The Deluge Drivers. The planet of Tran-ky-ky is an icy desolate planet and not the ideal place for a crash landing. But a kidnapping gone wrong causes Ethan Frome Fortune and his fellow travellers crashing into the planet. They are now stranded, cut off from civilization and must struggle to stay alive. In this trilogy, Fortune must confront terrifying predators and will form an alliance with a native Tran. While he looks for a way off the frozen planet, he helps the Tran gain admission to the Commonwealth and learns about their history. And just as he accepts that he will never get off Tran-ky-ky, he finds out that the temperatures are rising on the planet. This change leads Fortune to one more adventure.

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2 Responses to “Order of Humanx Commonwealth Books”

  1. Name (required): 1 month ago

    My ebook edition of Flinx in Flux has a timeline going back to a billion years B.C. and forward to 13,000 A.A. (After Amalgamation), or about 15,400 A.D. This timeline can be used to put all the Commonwealth novels more or less in chronological order. Roughly, it goes Founding of the Commonwealth, Humanx Commonwealth books, Pip and Flinx, with the first of the Icerigger books happening just before the Tar-Aiym Krang but after For the Love of Mother-Not. The other Icerigger novels can be slotted in–at a rough estimate, they happen before Flinx travels to Alaspin the first time; Skua September helps form the Union of Ice the same year that Teleen Rudenuaman is killed on Ulru-Ujurr, but September is on Alaspin 3 years later in The End of the Matter. Since I haven’t read the Founding nor all the Humanx Commonwealth books, I don’t know exactly how they interweave; however, the timeline does mention things that I can tie to various titles in those series. Mostly, the characters don’t overlap, except occasionally as with September.

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  2. lora carch: 2 months ago

    ok I own Pip and Flinx, Humanx Commonwealth and Founding of the Commonwealth, so if I want to read it all in chronological order how would that be done? Founding, Humanx then Flinx or a combination of these books. THis is so I get a full feel for the characters. thanks for any information/help.

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