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Alan Dean Foster


USA flag (b.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.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror, Western
 
Series
Pip and Flinx
   1. For Love of Mother Not (1983)
   2. The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)
   3. Orphan Star (1977)
   4. The End of the Matter (1977)
   5. Flinx in Flux (1988)
   6. Mid-Flinx (1995)
   7. Reunion (2001)
   8. Flinx's Folly (2003)
   9. Sliding Scales (2004)
   10. Running From The Deity (2005)
   11. Bloodhype (1973)
   12. Trouble Magnet (2006)
   13. Patrimony (2007)
   14. Flinx Transcendent (2009)
   15. Strange Music (2017)
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Icerigger
   1. Icerigger (1974)
   2. Mission to Moulokin (1979)
   3. The Deluge Drivers (1987)
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Humanx Commonwealth
   1. Midworld (1975)
   2. Cachalot (1980)
   3. Nor Crystal Tears (1982)
   4. Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)
   5. Sentenced to Prism (1985)
   6. The Howling Stones (1997)
   7. Drowning World (2003)
   8. Quofum (2008)
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Spellsinger
   1. Spellsinger (1983)
   2. The Hour of the Gate (1984)
   3. The Day of the Dissonance (1984)
   4. The Moment of the Magician (1984)
   5. The Paths of the Perambulator (1985)
   6. The Time of the Transference (1986)
   7. Son of Spellsinger (1993)
   8. Chorus Skating (1994)
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Damned
   1. A Call to Arms (1991)
   2. The False Mirror (1992)
   3. The Spoils of War (1993)
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Angel Cardenas
   1. Montezuma Strip (1995)
   2. The Mocking Program (2002)
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Founding of the Commonwealth
   1. Phylogenesis (1999)
   2. Dirge (2000)
   3. Diuturnity's Dawn (2002)
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Tipping Point trilogy
   1. The Human Blend (2010)
   2. Body, Inc. (2012)
   3. The Sum of Her Parts (2012)
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Madrenga
   1. Madrenga (2020)
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Novels
   Luana (1974)
   Dark Star (1974)
   The Black Hole (1979)
   Clash of the Titans (1981)
   Outland (1981)
   The Thing (1982)
   Krull (1983)
   The Man Who Used the Universe (1983)
   Slipt (1984)
   The Last Starfighter (1984)
   The I Inside (1984)
   Shadowkeep (1984)
   Starman (1984)
   Pale Rider (1985)
   Into the Out Of (1986)
   Glory Lane (1987)
   To the Vanishing Point (1988)
   Maori (1988)
   Outer Heat (1988)
   Codgerspace (1989)
   Quozl (1989)
   Cyber Way (1990)
   Cat-A-Lyst (1991)
   Greenthieves (1994)
   Design for Great-Day (1995) (with Eric Frank Russell)
   The Dig (1995)
   Parallelities (1995)
   Life Form (1995)
   Jed the Dead (1997)
   Interlopers (2001)
   Kingdoms of Light (2001)
   Primal Shadows (2001)
   The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
   Sagramanda (2006)
   The Deavys (2016)
   Relic (2018)
   Prodigals (2022)
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Collections
   The Metrognome (1990)
   Mad Amos (1996)
   Impossible Places (2002)
   Exceptions to Reality (2008)
   Resistance Front Volume 1 (2012) (with others)
   The Compleat Mad Amos (2018)
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Chapbooks
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Box of Oxen (2011)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Series contributed to
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Alien Movies
   1. Alien (1979)
   2. Aliens (1986)
   3. Alien 3 (1992)
   Alien: Covenant (2017)
   Alien: Covenant Origins (2017)
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Voyage of the Basset
   Voyage of the Basset (1996) (with Renwick St. James)
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Alan Dean Foster recommends
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The Summer Dragon (2016)
(Evertide, book 1)
Todd Lockwood
"Packed with action and fully-developed characters, both human and scaly, Summer Dragon is a dragon for all seasons."

Anthologies containing stories by Alan Dean Foster
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Gilded Glass (2022)
Twisted Myths and Shattered Fairy Tales
edited by
Kevin J Anderson and Allyson Longueira

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