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Alan Dean Foster. Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, a prolific creator of and contributor to book series as well as the author of more than 20 standalone novels.

Alan Dean Foster

He is especially prolific in his novelizations of film scripts. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently resides in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife. Writings[edit] One of Foster's best-known fantasy works is the Spellsinger series, in which a young musician is summoned into a world populated by talking creatures where his music allows him to do real magic whose effects depends on the lyrics of the popular songs he sings (although with somewhat unpredictable results). Star Wars[edit] Foster was the ghostwriter of the original novelization of Star Wars which had been credited solely to George Lucas. Star Trek[edit] Awards[edit] Bibliography[edit] Humanx Commonwealth Universe[edit] Pip and Flinx[edit]

Language in Life. Star trek II - La colère de Khan (1982) - Quotes. Games Storyfy. Ple. Laugh Out Loud. Ways Places Means. A Collection of SciFi & Fantasy e-books. A Collection of SciFi & Fantasy e-books Gonna Roll The Bones by Fritz Leiber Dangerous Visions, ed.

A Collection of SciFi & Fantasy e-books

Harlan Elison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1967 By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (October 1941) The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. First publication 1966 Removed on request of The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust. The Brains Of Earth by Jack Vance Ace Books, Inc. (1966) Removed on request of John Vance. SF Citations for OED. This site is maintained by Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary.

SF Citations for OED

The content side of things is handled by Jeff Prucher and Malcolm Farmer. The project grew out of regular work that was being done for the OED's reading programs. Briefly, research for the OED takes two main forms: general reading, in which a variety of texts are read for any interesting words that are encountered, and targeted research, in which particular terms are specifically analyzed. This can consist of doing searches in electronic databases, sending general researchers to a library to see what they can find, or asking specialists for help in their subject fields.

The purpose of this site is, in effect, to bring together SF enthusiasts with detailed lists of what we need their help with. The site was started under the guidance of Mike Christie, an OED volunteer, and Sue Surova, a freelance researcher for the OED. Balrog Award. The Balrog Awards were a set of awards given annually from 1979 to 1985 for the best works and achievements of speculative fiction in the previous year.

Balrog Award

The awards were named after the balrog, a fictional creature from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.[1] The awards were originally announced by editor Jonathan Bacon in Issue #15 of Fantasy Crossroads and presented at the Fool-Con II convention on April Fool's Day, 1979 at Johnson County Community College, Kansas.[2] The awards were never taken seriously and are often referred to, tongue-in-cheek, as the "coveted Balrog Awards".[1] SCIENCE. SciFi. Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books. ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE.

How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later. First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it—and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honor of being interviewed there by Paris TV. For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. I think it was the whirling teacups that did it. Elizabeth Antebi, who was the producer of the film, wanted to have me whirling around in one of the giant teacups while discussing the rise of fascism with Norman Spinrad... an old friend of mine who writes excellent science fiction.

We also discussed Watergate, but we did that on the deck of Captain Hook's pirate ship. The countryside, brown and dry, in summer, where he had lived as a child. Thrones were set in place and one ancient in years took his seat. The white-haired old man appears again in Revelation, 1:13: I am Ubik. Worlds Without End: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books. Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange. Science Fiction. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 43 - Table of Contents. LORE. Poiemaeia. Histoire. Wordy Peeps. Rhapsodos. Ode du TV. Films. Astronomical Paradigms. Polymath Renaissance.