Alan Dean Foster - Book Series In OrderThirteen Science Fiction Tales from a Master Storyteller From fighting giant bugs to defeating an interstellar empire without firing a shot; from scientific idiot savants toying with the universe to how the robots will really win the robot apocalypse Fifteen tasty tales from a master of fantasy! The dead. The undead. Those who wish they were dead. Frogs and dogs, knaves and s
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With a striking cover by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie, it sold out of its initial print run of , copies by February of Soon, Ballantine had sold another 3. To date, Star Wars has seen north of 60 reprints in the United States alone, not including the many and varied versions across the planet. Unlike the modern era, Star Wars saw its paperback release hit shelves before the hardcover. As the reprints continued, subtle changes arose. Some versions had 16 pages of photos from the film while others had a stripe across the bottom right corner of the cover.
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Skip to main content Alan Dean Foster. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Alan Dean Foster's work to date includes excursions into hard science-fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as "Star Wars", the first three "Alien" films, "Alien Nation", and "The Chronicles of Riddick". Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first "Star Trek" movie. His novel "Shadowkeep" was the first ever book adapation of an original computer game.
In Del Rey, on behalf of George Lucas, contacted a short list of authors to help him to produce the novelisation to accompany the movie he had in production. He had the screenplay, but this had to be novelised to produce the novel of his cinematic vision. This was the start of an illustrious career as there were plenty of publishing deals to follow. March 1 st saw the 40 th anniversary of the release of the sequel novel that formed part of his deal with Del Rey. Can you give me an overview of your career before Star Wars came knocking? I sold my first story and had my first story printed in , I subsequently sold a number of short stories and thought it may be an interesting idea to become a writer as opposed to going into law.
Who Needs Enemies? Several of his best books fit into a loose sequence of novels set in a multifarious Galaxy dominated by the Humanx Commonwealth , a venue well suited as an arena for Space Operas and encounters with Alien races. The central sequence follows the life of young Flinx, a seeming orphan with Psi Powers and the friendship of a highly potent pet alien named Pip, and beginning [in order of internal chronology; for chronology by publication, see Checklist] with For Love of Mother-Not ; a connected trilogy made up of Foster's first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang , Orphan Star and The End of the Matter ; Bloodhype ; and Flinx in Flux ; later volumes either infill or, like the superior Running from the Deity and Flinx Transcendent , continue his long story. A second, looser sequence consists of Nor Crystal Tears ; Midworld ; a connected trilogy made up of Icerigger , Mission to Moulokin and The Deluge Drivers , the three comprising some of his best work to date; Voyage to the City of the Dead ; and Sentenced to Prism Sometimes reminiscent of the earlier work of Poul Anderson , the sequence is expansive and colourful, though tending to melodrama and prone to the fable-like use of such sf and fantasy elements as ESP and dragons. A later series, like the Taken books beginning with Lost and Found , tends to replicate, but at a lower energy level, Foster's skilful deploying of complicated plots in worlds and galaxies conceived in pleasing detail, as does The Tipping Point Trilogy , beginning with The Human Blend , a new series featuring Genetic Engineering in a Near Future world on the verge of environmental collapse Ecology.