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Alan Dean Foster

USA (1946 - )

Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is also the author of numerous nonfiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as novelizations of several films, including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so.

Foster's love of the far-away and exotic has led him to travel extensively. He's lived in Tahiti and French Polynesia, traveled to Europe, Asia, and throughout the Pacific, and has explored the back roads of Tanzania and Kenya. He has rappelled into New Mexico's fabled Lechugilla Cave, panfried piranha (lots of bones, tastes a lot like trout) in Peru, white-water rafted the length of the Zambezi's Batoka Gorge, and driven solo the length and breadth of Namibia.

Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, reside in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from a turn-of-the-century miners' brothel. He is presently at work on several new novels and media projects.
 
Series
The Tar-Aiym KrangBloodhypeThe End of the MatterOrphan Star
For Love of Mother NotFlinx in FluxMid-FlinxReunion
Flinx's FollySliding ScalesRunning From The DeityTrouble Magnet
PatrimonyFlinx TranscendentFlinx of the Commonwealth
 
IceriggerMission to MoulokinThe Deluge DriversThe Icerigger Trilogy: Icerigger / Mission to Moulokin / The Deluge Drivers
 
MidworldCachalotNor Crystal TearsVoyage to the City of the Dead
Sentenced to PrismThe Howling StonesDrowning WorldQuofum
 
With Friends Like These......Who Needs Enemies?
 
AlienAliensAlien 3The Complete Alien Omnibus
 
SpellsingerThe Hour of the GateThe Day of the DissonanceThe Moment of the Magician
The Paths of the PerambulatorThe Time of the TransferenceSon of SpellsingerChorus Skating
Spellsinger at the GateSeason of the SpellsongSpellsinger's Scherzo
 
A Call to ArmsThe False MirrorThe Spoils of War
 
Montezuma StripThe Mocking Program
 
Carnivores of Light and DarknessInto the Thinking KingdomsA Triumph of SoulsJourneys of the Catechist
 
Founding of the Commonwealth
1. Phylogenesis (1999)
2. Dirge (2000)
3. Diuturnity's Dawn (2002)
The Founding of the Commonwealth (omnibus) (2002)
PhylogenesisDirgeDiuturnity's DawnThe Founding of the Commonwealth
 
Lost and FoundThe Light-years Beneath My FeetThe Candle of Distant Earth
 
Tipping Point trilogy
1. The Human Blend (2010)
2. Body, Inc. (2012)
3. The Sum of Her Parts (2012)
The Human BlendBody, Inc.The Sum of Her Parts
 
Series contributed to
Star Trek Log 1Star Trek Log 2Star Trek Log 3Star Trek Log 4
Star Trek Log 5Star Trek Log 6Star Trek Log 7Star Trek Log 8
Star Trek Log 9Star Trek Log 10Star Trek Log One, Log Two, Log ThreeStar Trek Log Four, Log Five, Log Six
Star Trek Log Seven, Log Eight, Log NineStar Trek Logs One and TwoStar Trek Logs Three and FourStar Trek Logs Five and Six
Star Trek Logs Seven and EightStar Trek Logs Nine and Ten
 
Star Wars: A New HopeSplinter of the Mind's EyeThe Approaching Storm
 
Alien Nation
 
Voyage of the Basset
 
Dinotopia LostThe Hand of Dinotopia
 
The Veiled ThreatRevenge of the FallenTransformers: Ghosts of YesterdayTransformers
 
Star TrekInto Darkness
 
Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization
 
Untold Adventures
 
Anthologies edited
Smart Dragons, Foolish ElvesBetcha Can't Read Just One
 
Non fiction
Predators I Have KnownThe Phisher
 
Anthologies containing stories by Alan Dean Foster
Fellowship of the StarsShadows 2HorrorsA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989
The Night FantasticAmazing Stories: The AnthologyJourneys to the Twilight ZoneChristmas Forever
Betcha Can't Read Just OneAlien Pregnant by ElvisThe King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-MortemChristmas Magic
Angels of DarknessTales in SpaceSuperheroesThe Book of Kings
The Cthulhu CycleDestination UnknownThe New Lovecraft CircleSpace Opera
Dragons: The Greatest StoriesThe UFO FilesThe Mammoth Book of Comic FantasyThe Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams
Moon ShotsAlien AbductionsFuture CrimesThe Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy
Star ColoniesFar FrontiersWarrior FantasticThe Children of Cthulhu
 
Short stories
Some Notes Concerning a Green Box (1970)
Why Johnny Can't Speed (1971)
Dream Done Green (1974)
The Horror on the Beach [short story] (1976)
Swamp Planet Christmas (1976)
Bystander (1978)
Snake Eyes (1978)
The Chair (1979) (with Jane Cozart)
Gift of a Useless Man (1979)
What Do the Simple Folk Do...? (1979)
Communication (1981)
The Dark Light Girl (1981)
The Inheritance (1981)
Instant With Loud Voices (1982)
The Last Run (1982)
Surfeit (1982)
Wu-Ling's Folly (1982)
Village of the Chosen (1983)
The Metrognome [short story] (1990)
Diesel Dream (1991)
Laying Veneer (1992)
Lethal Perspective (1992)
Betcha Can't Eat Just One (1993)
Hellado (1993)
We Three Kings (1993)
Empowered (1994)
Fitting Time (1994)
NASA Sending Addicts to Mars! Giant Government Coverup Revealed! (1994)
The Kiss (1995)
The Impossible Place (1996)
The Boy Who Was a Sea (1997)
The Kindness of Strangers (1998)
Procrastinator (1998)
Pein Bek Longpella Telimpon (1999)
Suzy Q (1999)
At Sea (2000)
Chauna (2000)
The Muffin Migration (2000)
A Fatal Exception Has Occurred At. . . (2002)


Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1996) : Design for Great-Day


Books about Alan Dean Foster
 
Links to other websites
ALAN DEAN FOSTER.COM



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