Alan Dean Foster Books

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Alan Dean Foster is an American author best known for ‘Star Wars: From The Adventures of Luke Skywalker.’ This was the original novelization of Star Wars. Many people do not realize that Foster wrote the book because the credit went to George Lucas.

Order of Pip & Flinx Series

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1 The Tar-Aiym Krang 1972 Description / Buy
2 Bloodhype 1973 Description / Buy
3 The End of the Matter (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
4 Orphan Star 1977 Description / Buy
5 For Love of Mother-Not 1983 Description / Buy
6 Flinx in Flux 1988 Description / Buy
7 Mid-Flinx 1995 Description / Buy
8 Reunion 2001 Description / Buy
9 Flinx's Folly 2002 Description / Buy
10 Sliding Scales 2004 Description / Buy
11 Running from the Deity 2005 Description / Buy
12 Trouble Magnet 2006 Description / Buy
13 Patrimony 2007 Description / Buy
14 Flinx Transcendent 2009 Description / Buy
15 Strange Music 2018 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Pip & Flinx Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 For Love of Mother-Not 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Tar-Aiym Krang 1972 Description / Buy
3 Orphan Star 1977 Description / Buy
4 The End of the Matter (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
5 Flinx in Flux 1988 Description / Buy
6 Mid-Flinx 1995 Description / Buy
7 Reunion 2001 Description / Buy
8 Flinx's Folly 2002 Description / Buy
9 Sliding Scales 2004 Description / Buy
10 Running from the Deity 2005 Description / Buy
11 Bloodhype 1973 Description / Buy
12 Trouble Magnet 2006 Description / Buy
13 Patrimony 2007 Description / Buy
14 Flinx Transcendent 2009 Description / Buy
15 Strange Music 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Icerigger Series

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1 Icerigger 1974 Description / Buy
2 Mission to Moulokin 1979 Description / Buy
3 The Deluge Drivers 1987 Description / Buy

Order of Star Trek: The Animated Series

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1 Star Trek Log One 1974 Description / Buy
2 Star Trek Log Two 1974 Description / Buy
3 Star Trek Log Three 1974 Description / Buy
4 Star Trek Log Four 1975 Description / Buy
5 Star Trek Log Five 1975 Description / Buy
6 Star Trek Log Six 1976 Description / Buy
7 Star Trek Log Seven 1976 Description / Buy
8 Star Trek Log Eight 1976 Description / Buy
9 Star Trek Log Nine 1977 Description / Buy
10 Star Trek Log Ten 1978 Description / Buy

Order of Humanx Commonwealth Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Midworld 1975 Description / Buy
2 Cachalot 1980 Description / Buy
3 Nor Crystal Tears 1982 Description / Buy
4 Voyage to the City of the Dead 1984 Description / Buy
5 Sentenced to Prism 1985 Description / Buy
6 The Howling Stones 1997 Description / Buy
7 Drowning World 2003 Description / Buy
8 Quofum 2008 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Humanx Commonwealth Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Nor Crystal Tears 1982 Description / Buy
2 Voyage to the City of the Dead 1984 Description / Buy
3 Midworld 1975 Description / Buy
4 Drowning World 2003 Description / Buy
5 Quofum 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Howling Stones 1997 Description / Buy
7 Sentenced to Prism 1985 Description / Buy
8 Cachalot 1980 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker 1976 Description / Buy
2 Splinter of the Mind's Eye 1978 Description / Buy

Order of With Friends...Series

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1 With Friends Like These... 1977 Description / Buy
2 ...Who Needs Enemies? 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Alien Movie Series

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1 Alien 1979 Description / Buy
2 Aliens 1986 Description / Buy
3 Alien³ 1992 Description / Buy
4 Alien Resurrection ( By: A.C. Crispin) 1997 Description / Buy
5 Alien: Covenant 2017 Description / Buy
6 Alien: Covenant Origins 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Spellsinger Series

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1 Spellsinger 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Hour of the Gate 1984 Description / Buy
3 The Day of the Dissonance 1984 Description / Buy
4 The Moment of the Magician 1984 Description / Buy
5 The Paths of the Perambulator 1985 Description / Buy
6 The Time of the Transference 1986 Description / Buy
7 Son of Spellsinger 1993 Description / Buy
8 Chorus Skating 1994 Description / Buy

Order of The Damned Series

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1 A Call to Arms 1991 Description / Buy
2 The False Mirror (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
3 The Spoils of War 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Angel Cardenas Series

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1 Montezuma Strip 1995 Description / Buy
2 The Mocking Program 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Dinotopia Series with Peter David

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1 Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time ( By: James Gurney) 1992 Description / Buy
2 Dinotopia Audio Adventure ( By: James Gurney) 1992 Description / Buy
3 Dinotopia: The World Beneath ( By: James Gurney) 1995 Description / Buy
4 River Quest ( By: John Vornholt) 1995 Description / Buy
5 Dinotopia Lost 1996 Description / Buy
6 Sabertooth Mountain (Short Story) ( By: John Vornholt) 1996 Description / Buy
7 The Maze ( By: Peter David) 1998 Description / Buy
8 The Hand of Dinotopia 1999 Description / Buy
9 Dinotopia: First Flight (Short Story) ( By: James Gurney) 1999 Description / Buy
10 Dolphin Watch (Short Story) ( By: John Vornholt) 2002 Description / Buy
11 Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara ( By: James Gurney) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Journeys of the Catechist Series

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1 Carnivores of Light and Darkness 1998 Description / Buy
2 Into the Thinking Kingdoms 1999 Description / Buy
3 A Triumph of Souls 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Founding of the Commonwealth Series

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1 Phylogenesis 1999 Description / Buy
2 Dirge 2000 Description / Buy
3 Diuturnity's Dawn 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Taken Trilogy Series

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1 Lost and Found 2004 Description / Buy
2 The Light-Years Beneath My Feet 2005 Description / Buy
3 The Candle of Distant Earth 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Transformers Series

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1 Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday 2007 Description / Buy
2 Transformers 2007 Description / Buy
3 Transformers: The Veiled Threat 2009 Description / Buy
4 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Star Trek Series

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1 Star Trek 2009 Description / Buy
2 Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Unsettling Stars 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Tipping Point Series

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1 The Human Blend 2010 Description / Buy
2 Body, Inc. 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Sum of Her Parts 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Countless Worlds Series

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1 Oshenerth 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Taste of Different Dimensions 2019 Description / Buy
3 The Flavors of Other Worlds 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Alan Dean Foster Standalone Novels

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1 Luana 1974 Description / Buy
2 Dark Star 1974 Description / Buy
3 The Black Hole 1979 Description / Buy
4 Outland 1981 Description / Buy
5 Clash of the Titans 1981 Description / Buy
6 The Thing 1982 Description / Buy
7 The Man Who Used the Universe 1983 Description / Buy
8 Krull 1983 Description / Buy
9 The I Inside 1984 Description / Buy
10 Shadowkeep 1984 Description / Buy
11 Starman 1984 Description / Buy
12 The Last Starfighter 1984 Description / Buy
13 Slipt (Short Story) 1984 Description / Buy
14 Pale Rider 1985 Description / Buy
15 Into the Out of 1986 Description / Buy
16 Glory Lane 1987 Description / Buy
17 Maori 1988 Description / Buy
18 Outer Heat 1988 Description / Buy
19 To the Vanishing Point 1988 Description / Buy
20 Alien Nation 1988 Description / Buy
21 Codgerspace 1989 Description / Buy
22 Quozl 1989 Description / Buy
23 Cyber Way 1990 Description / Buy
24 Cat-a-Lyst 1991 Description / Buy
25 Greenthieves 1994 Description / Buy
26 Design for Great-Day 1995 Description / Buy
27 The Dig 1995 Description / Buy
28 Parallelities 1995 Description / Buy
29 Life Form 1995 Description / Buy
30 Voyage of the Basset 1996 Description / Buy
31 Jed the Dead 1997 Description / Buy
32 Kingdoms of Light 2001 Description / Buy
33 Interlopers 2001 Description / Buy
34 Primal Shadows 2001 Description / Buy
35 The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 Description / Buy
36 Sagramanda 2006 Description / Buy
37 Terminator Salvation 2009 Description / Buy
38 The Deavys 2016 Description / Buy
39 Relic 2018 Description / Buy
40 Madrenga 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Alan Dean Foster Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Horror on the Beach 1978 Description / Buy
2 Box of Oxen (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Alan Dean Foster Short Story Collections

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1 The Metrognome and Other Stories 1990 Description / Buy
2 Mad Amos 1996 Description / Buy
3 Impossible Places 2002 Description / Buy
4 Exceptions to Reality 2008 Description / Buy
5 Resistance Front 2011 Description / Buy
6 The Compleat Mad Amos 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Alan Dean Foster Graphic Novels

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1 Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves 1991 Description / Buy
2 Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Alan Dean Foster Non-Fiction

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1 Animated Features and Silly Symphonies 1980 Description / Buy
2 Predators I Have Known 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Phisher (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: Novelizations Series with Terry Brooks, Matthew Woodring Stover

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1 A New Hope 1976 Description / Buy
2 The Phantom Menace ( By: Terry Brooks) 1999 Description / Buy
3 Revenge of the Sith ( By: Matthew Woodring Stover) 2005 Description / Buy
4 The Force Awakens 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars Legends Series

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1 Star Wars Episode #04: A New Hope Novelization 1976 Description / Buy
2 Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina 1995 Description / Buy
3 Tales from the Empire 1997 Description / Buy
4 Tales from the New Republic 1999 Description / Buy
5 The Approaching Storm 2002 Description / Buy
6 The Dangerous Games 2002 Description / Buy
7 A Forest Apart (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
8 Tatooine Ghost 2003 Description / Buy
9 Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
10 Legacy of the Jedi 2003 Description / Buy
11 The Ruins of Dantooine 2003 Description / Buy
12 Outbound Flight 2006 Description / Buy
13 Star Wars 2007 Description / Buy
14 Death Star 2007 Description / Buy
15 Star Wars: Death Star 2007 Description / Buy
16 The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi 2008 Description / Buy
17 A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker 2009 Description / Buy
18 Star Wars A New Hope: The LIfe of Luke Skywalker 2009 Description / Buy
19 Crisis on Coruscant , #4) 2010 Description / Buy
20 Crosscurrent 2010 Description / Buy
21 Fire Ring Race (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
22 Shinbone Showdown (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
23 Choices of One 2011 Description / Buy
24 Shadow Games 2011 Description / Buy
25 Riptide 2011 Description / Buy
26 Knight Errant 2011 Description / Buy
27 Winner Lose All (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
28 Scourge 2012 Description / Buy
29 The Wrath of Darth Maul 2012 Description / Buy
30 Scoundrels 2013 Description / Buy
31 The Last Jedi 2013 Description / Buy
32 Kenobi 2013 Description / Buy
33 Crucible 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Alien Nation Series

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1 Alien Nation 1988 Description / Buy
2 Dark Horizon ( By: K.W. Jeter) 1993 Description / Buy
3 Body and Soul ( By: Peter David) 1993 Description / Buy
4 The Change ( By: Barry B. Longyear) 1994 Description / Buy
5 Slag Like Me ( By: Barry B. Longyear) 1994 Description / Buy
6 Extreme Prejudice ( By: L.A. Graf) 1995 Description / Buy
7 Cross of Blood ( By: K.W. Jeter) 1995 Description / Buy

Order of Infinite Stars Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Infinite Stars 2017 Description / Buy
2 Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers 2019 Description / Buy

Order of UFO Anthology Series

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1 Unidentified Funny Objects 2012 Description / Buy
2 Unidentified Funny Objects 2 2013 Description / Buy
3 Unidentified Funny Objects 3 2014 Description / Buy
4 Funny Science Fiction 2015 Description / Buy
5 Unidentified Funny Objects 4 2015 Description / Buy
6 Funny Fantasy 2016 Description / Buy
7 Unidentified Funny Objects 5 2016 Description / Buy
8 Funny Horror 2017 Description / Buy
9 Unidentified Funny Objects 6 2017 Description / Buy
10 Unidentified Funny Objects 7 2018 Description / Buy
11 Unidentified Funny Objects 8 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Alien Series

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1 Alien StarSwarm (Short Story) ( By: Robert Sheckley) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Alien: The Cold Forge ( By: Alex White) 2018 Description / Buy
3 Alien: Echo ( By: Mira Grant) 2019 Description / Buy
4 Alien: Isolation ( By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Alien: Prototype ( By: Tim Waggoner) 2019 Description / Buy
6 Aliens: Phalanx ( By: Scott Sigler) 2020 Description / Buy
7 Into Charybdis ( By: Alex White) 2021 Description / Buy
8 Aliens: Infiltrator ( By: Weston Ochse) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Laksa Anthology Series

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1 Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound 2017 Description / Buy
3 Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 Description / Buy
4 Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders 2018 Description / Buy
5 Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories 2021 Description / Buy

Alan Dean Foster Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves 1991 Description / Buy
2 Betcha Can't Read Just One 1993 Description / Buy
3 Superheroes 1995 Description / Buy
4 The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft 2003 Description / Buy
5 Untold Adventures 2011 Description / Buy
6 Dead Man's Hand 2014 Description / Buy
7 Here Be Merfolk 2019 Description / Buy
8 Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers 2019 Description / Buy
9 Short Things 2020 Description / Buy
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But Foster doesn’t mind. In interviews, he has acknowledged that the novel he wrote was based on ideas that Lucas created. He simply expanded the concepts. As such, the author is not bothered by the fact that his name did not appear on the novel’s cover.

He also wrote ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’ The novel stands out because it was written before the original Star Wars became a blockbuster hit. At the time, no one knew how well the movie would perform.

When Foster wrote ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye,’ he was convinced that it would become a low-budget sequel to the original Star Wars film, but only if the original Star Wars was unsuccessful.

But Lucas’ gamble paid off, and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was made in place of ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’ Lucas ignored the book because it used concepts and ideas he had long since abandoned.

But Foster’s role in the Star Wars franchise did not end here. He wrote a novelization for ‘The Force Awakens’ as well as a prequel-era story. Sci-Fi fans that don’t care for Star Wars probably know him for the many Star Trek books he wrote, not to mention novelizations for Terminator, The Chronicles of Riddick, Transformers, and more.

Born in New York City in 1946, Foster attended UCLA (Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Art in Cinema). The author got his big break when August Derleth discovered a Lovecraftian letter he had written in 1968.

August decided to publish the letter as a short story in ‘The Arkham Collector.’ In the years that followed, Foster made a name for himself as a prolific author of short fiction.

His fans loved his work because Foster was so diverse, writing everything from fantasy and horror to hard Sci-Fi, historical fiction, westerns, and so much more.

Even with all the books he writes, Foster always finds the time to travel. He loves the great outdoors. He has been to Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. His travels have taken him to Tanzania, Kenya, the Peruvian Jungle, and Western Australia, to mention but a few. Foster has photographed army ants, eaten piranhas, rappelled into the Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico, crossed the Andes, and more.

When he can’t travel, you will find the author listening to classical and heavy metal music. He has gone so far as to write orchestral music. He will squeeze hiking, body surfing, and scuba diving into his schedule if he has the time. Foster is a man of many talents.

Alan Dean Foster Awards

Foster has received the IAMTW Lifetime Achievement Award, Galaxy Award, Ignotus Award (Spain), UPC Award (Spain), Stannik Award (Russia), and the Southwest Book Award.

Best Alan Dean Foster Books

The author is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He had the opportunity to study karate with Chuck Norris. That was back before Norris decided to dedicate his life to acting. Foster’s best books include:

Alien: ‘Alien’ tells the story of the Nostromo, a spaceship whose crew has just woken from cryogenic sleep in response to a distress signal from a mysterious planet. In the process of exploring an alien craft, they are attacked. They escape, unaware of the horror that has returned with them.

‘Alien’ is a novelization of the movie ‘Alien.’ For the most part, it stays true to the original film. But it provides a lot of details and deleted scenes.

The Force Awakens: ‘The Force Awakens’ takes place several years after ‘Return of the Jedi.’ Even though Luke, Leia, and Han defeated the Empire and saved the galaxy, evil is not dead.

The First Order has emerged from the ashes of the Empire. Led by a mysterious figure, they won’t stop until they destroy the New Republic. The New Republic’s only hope is Luke Skywalker, the galaxy’s most powerful Jedi.

But Luke vanished a long time ago. The only clue to his whereabouts is a map hidden within a resistance droid.

When Does The Next Alan Dean Foster book come out?

Alan Dean Foster doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Madrenga and was released on November, 17th 2020.

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