Alan Dean Foster

Easton Press Alan Dean Foster books

Call to Arms - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1991
Dirge - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2000
The Mocking Program - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2002
Sagramanda - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2006


Author Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy, renowned for his prolific and diverse contributions to literature. Born in New York City, Foster's journey into the world of storytelling began at an early age, fueled by a love for speculative fiction and an active imagination. Foster's educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. However, it was his passion for writing that guided his career trajectory. He started his professional writing career in the late 1960s, initially contributing to various small press magazines.

One of Foster's early breakthroughs came with his novelization of George Lucas's Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, published in 1976. This novelization not only added depth to the Star Wars universe but also established Foster as a skilled author capable of expanding upon popular film franchises. He went on to write novelizations for other notable films, including Alien, The Thing, and The Black Hole.

Beyond his work in novelizations, Foster created several original science fiction and fantasy series. Notable among these is the Humanx Commonwealth series, featuring the well-known character Flinx and his empathic companion, Pip. The series explores a vast universe filled with diverse alien species and futuristic technologies. Foster's ability to craft imaginative worlds and compelling characters has earned him a dedicated fanbase. Foster's versatility is evident in his wide-ranging body of work, which includes not only novels but also short stories, essays, and screenplays. His storytelling prowess extends to different genres, from science fiction and fantasy to horror and young adult fiction. He has also written under various pseudonyms, showcasing his adaptability and creative range.

In addition to his literary accomplishments, Foster is recognized for his environmental activism. His love for nature and wildlife conservation is reflected in works such as Midworld (1975), where he explores ecological themes within a science fiction setting. Throughout his career, Alan Dean Foster has demonstrated a unique ability to balance commercial success with literary merit. His contributions to the realms of science fiction and fantasy have left an enduring impact on the genre, earning him respect and admiration from readers and fellow authors alike. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Alan Dean Foster continues to be an influential figure in the world of speculative fiction.


A Call to Arms - The Damned Book 1

For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave's surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did, for thousands of years.
Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors, a scouting party for the Weave, looking for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race, Humans.

Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn't matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth...

Dirge - Founding of the Commonwealth Book 2

In the second half of the twenty-fourth century, diplomatic relations proceed cautiously between thranx and humans. But the insectlike beings are nearly forgotten with the sudden discovery of an ideal planet to colonize Argus V and the startling appearance of a new race of space-faring aliens. People are dazzled by the beautiful, glamorous pitar. Then tragedy strikes.

The entire human population on Argus V is brutally slaughtered. Not a single clue remains to identify the unseen executioners. But from a tiny inner moon of Argus V comes a faint signal. On that insignificant chunk of rubble lies the key to the crime setting in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with deadly consequences for thranx, pitar, and human alike. For their worlds will be changed forever by a colossal battle that is their future and their destiny . . .

The Mocking Program - Angel Cardenas Book 2

Inspector Angel Cardenas has seen murdered corpses like George Anderson's, but never a case like this. The victim's ID doesn't match his DNA, Anderson's wife and preteen daughter, Katla, are missing, their home has been turned into a time bomb-and mobs from three continents are all hunting Katla. Relying on his training as a nearly telepathic intuit, Cardenas embarks on a search for clues that leads him from the Strip's sex parlors and stimstick clubs, where kids are deadly and music can kill, to an undersea hideout where computer crimes are committed by criminal computers. Yet the closer Cardenas gets to the girl, the closer assassins are getting to them both...


Set in Sagramanda, city of 100 million, this is the story of Taneer, a scientist who has absconded with his multinational corporation's secret project code and who is now on the run from both the company and his father. Depahli, the fabulously beautiful woman from the "untouchable class" would die for him, just as surely as his father would like to kill him for shaming the very traditional family for such a relationship. Chalcedony "Chal" Schneemann doesn't want to kill Taneer, if he doesn't have to, but it wouldn't upset him terribly much if it came to it, and he'll stop at nothing to recover the stolen property for the company that pays him very, very well to solve big problems discreetly and quickly. Sanjay Ghosh, a poor farmer-turned-merchant in the big city of Sagramanda would like to help Taneer unload his stolen items, for the $30 million dollars his 3 percent fee is worth. Jena Chalmette, a crazy French woman pledged to Kali, simply wants to kill for the glory of her god, and she's very good at it. Chief Inspector Keshu Singh would like to put this sword-wielding serial killer away as quickly as possible before the media gets a hold of the story.

Then there's a man-eating tiger, come in from the nearby jungle reserve and just looking for his next meal.

A fast-paced and gripping techno-thriller set in an India just around the corner from today.


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