For a hundred bucks a week in my pocket. Ah, rich people. Before I arrived I dreamed of long summer evenings, hanging out with the other staff, swimming in the river, finding a cute local summer boyfriend, and having a great growth experience. Reality was slightly different. I was the only staff member living on site, no one hung out together, the lodge was a billion miles from civilisation duh and I only had a pushbike, all the male staff were married, and the locals were hostile again, duh! That was the first Christmas Day I spent without seeing another human being.
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Beschreibung bei Amazon Alan Dean Foster is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels , who has to his credit a long list of hit novels. He was born in New York City but was raised mainly in California. He received hi B. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife JoAnn Oxley and loves to travel, explore new places and meet new people. This can be seen in his books where you are most likely to meet new creatures or end up trudging the terrain of a new planet.
Such has been the impact that along with various other awards such as the Ignotus Award in Spain in and the Stannik Award in in Russia, he has also won the Grand Master Award from the Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
It is said that it takes just one masterstroke for the world to know of the genius it beholds. Flinx is an empathetic young man who finds himself amidst a series of events on which the survival of the entire Galaxy depends upon. Born to aprostitute Rud Anasage Lynx in Allahabad, India, it was observed that Flinx had unusalactivity in his brain at birth which indicated a potential for supernaturaltalent.
Flinx was raised as an experiment by the group known as Meliorare Society, who relocated him from time to time, moving him from place to place in order to avoid authorities who used to deterengineers and reclaim the children. Flinx was as normal and deposited in a slaver market where he was adopted by Mother Mastiff and was thereafter raised on the lowerDrallar on the planet Moth.
Mother Mastiff did a bundle of scams and Flinx followed her footsteps. This adventure snowballs into a journey of self discovery for Flinx and lays the foundation for the series that follows.
True to his nature, he seems to have no qualms about experimenting with the surreal making it a treat for the readers who can almost always be certain to be left amazed by the unknown.
Think of any Sci-Fi movie you would have wanted to read in a novel and there is Alan with a book the captures the epitome of the movie in a way that none other can. The Fosters reside in Arizona with hundreds of houseplants, eagles, dogs ,cats and a host of other animals.
Alan has also taught screenwriting and literature at UCLA and has lectured at various universities and conferences around the globe. Adventurous by nature, Alan has transversed the entire length and breadth of Namibia driving solo and crossed the Andes by car. It is rare to find people who work hard to carve a niche of there own in a world which runs on copies.
Unique in his own ways, Alan Dean Foster, is and will be one of the most iconic author of our times. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.
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If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Then you need to read the Coffeehouse Mysteries. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year.
An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion. More Details. Did You Know… Jack Reacher never needs a watch, as he always knows what time it is in his head. This has sometimes played both major and minor parts in many of the plots of the novels he features in.
He is a cousin of singer Lesley Gore. Foster also holds multiple state and one world record in senior powerlifting. Writings[ edit ] Foster may be best known for his novelizations of film scripts, beginning in the mids. Many of these novels feature Philip Lynx "Flinx" , an empathic young man who has found himself involved in something which threatens the survival of the Galaxy. Often the villains in his stories experience their downfall because of a lack of respect for other alien species or seemingly innocuous bits of their surroundings. This can be seen in such works as Midworld , about a semi- sentient planet that is essentially one large rainforest , and Cachalot , set on an ocean world populated by sentient cetaceans. Foster usually devotes a large part of his novels to descriptions of the strange environments of alien worlds and the coexistence of their flora and fauna.
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Background[ edit ] The story initially deals with the characters of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather , referred to by the locals as Jon-Tom, when he is unwillingly pulled into a fantasy world by the turtle wizard Clothahump. Having been, at the moment of his transportation, high on cannabis , Jon-Tom initially thinks it is all a dream brought on by the drugs. He soon finds out differently: he is in an unfamiliar world with little prospect of returning home anytime soon. The world of Spellsinger is largely inhabited by animals that are similar to those found on Earth, but are anthropomorphic : generally bipedal , they are intelligent, able to wear clothing and handle tools, generally closer to human-sized than their Earth counterparts, and are capable of speech. Humans, far from being the dominant species, here are equal to others. The threat to the Western areas are from the Plated Folk , larger versions of insects and other arthropods who periodically mount assaults on the Western areas.
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