Search Results: "Alan Dean Foster"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1978

"May the Force preserve us from more of this stuff."
A spinoff of the main people, androids, and other marketable trademarks from Star Wars. Read full book review >

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RUNNING FROM THE DEITY by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Flinx flinches."
Addition to Foster's series (Flinx's Folly, 2003, etc.) starring Philip Lynx (Flinx), whose ability to project and receive emotions grows steadily more powerful and unpredictable. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE MAGNET by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"With little or no development of the alien-menace issue, this, like all Flinx's recent adventures (Running from the Deity, 2005, etc.), is no more than another lengthy, lightweight sidebar; still, Foster's largely adolescent audience will likely be satisfied."
Another adventure for Flinx—Philip Lynx, the product of illegal eugenics experiments, who has the ability to perceive and project emotions—and Pip, his venomous flying-snake sidekick. Read full book review >

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A TRIUMPH OF SOULS by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 2, 2000

"A bumpy and rather pallid conclusion, not the equal of the previous installments; still, fans will want to investigate."
Conclusion to Foster's fantasy trilogy (Carnivores of Light and Darkness, 1998; Into the Thinking Kingdoms, p.183). Read full book review >

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THE FALSE MIRROR by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Once again, minimal plot, little sense of purpose, battle scenes that lack visceral impact, and no attempt whatever at a suitable conclusion: Foster fans only."
Second of Foster's mediocre interstellar war yarns (A Call to Arms), as the squid-like Amplitur (whose slaves are compelled by their implacable Purpose) battle the Weave confederation (their human allies are the best soldiers in the business, but too barbaric for full membership). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR WARS  by Alan Dean Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2015

"The Force is adequate with this one."
Sci-fi veteran Foster (Star Trek into Darkness, 2013, etc.) returns for the novelization of the latest Star Wars blockbuster.Read full book review >

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MID-FLINX by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A fairly typical Foster outing: pleasant, breezy, and of no great craft or significance."
First hardcover in an established paperback series about a young man, Philip Lynx, the product of illegal genetic experiments, who has the ability to sense (intermittently) the emotions of those around him. Read full book review >

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KINGDOMS OF LIGHT by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"A pleasant, undemanding potboiler that should amuse Foster's fans."
New fantasy from the author of the Journeys of the Catechist trilogy (A Triumph of Souls, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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A CALL TO ARMS by Alan Dean Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"Dozens of alien species, none of them remotely convincing, numerous moronic discussions of the true nature of humanity—yet, with no plot or action or even much organization to intrude upon the alien maunderings, there's little danger that anyone will take this piece of nonsense seriously."
The damned what? one is tempted to ask of this curious, alien-infested interstellar war/first-contact/nature-of-humanity yarn from the author of Into the Out Of (1986) and To the Vanishing Point (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLINX’S FOLLY by Alan Dean Foster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Flinx flunks."
Another outing for Flinx—Philip Lynx—who, as the product of illegal eugenic experiments, has the ability to sense and sometimes control the emotions of those around him (Reunion, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 6, 1999

"Non-urgent but splendidly packed with illustrious incidents, not to mention a protagonist who grows steadily more intriguing and enigmatic."
Second part of Foster's fantasy trilogy (Carnivores of Light and Darkness, 1998) about the self-styled "simple cattle herder" Etjole Ehomba's quest to fulfill warrior Tarin Beckwith's dying request, namely that he rescue the beautiful Visioness Thermaryl of Laconda from the evil sorcerer Hymneth the Possessed. Read full book review >

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INTO THE OUT OF by Alan Dean Foster
Released: Oct. 15, 1986

"Mole's the pity that Foster simply isn't skilled enough to put this one across with the necessary conviction; still, horror regulars might experience a shudder or two."
Hard-working but mundane horror yarn from the veteran author of science-fiction mediocrities. Read full book review >