I'm looking for a sci-fi book series (2 or 3 books), that I unfortunately don't remember much about:
- human protagonist with alien sidekick
- underdog story type
- alien sidekick features a proboscis (100% sure about that, I had to look the word up ;-) ) and a sting
- alien sidekick vaguely of caterpillar shape (that just might be head canon ;-) )
- English language
I read the books in the mid 90s, so I guess the books were most probably published in the late 80s to early 90s. The author had already died by the time I read them. I borrowed the books from a college friend. This being the pre-Amazon age, the books couldn't have been too arcane for him to be able to buy them in Austria.
Does that ring a bell? I'd really love to reread those.