He said he could see that I loved that book. The creatures and ecosystem of Prism are brilliant and intriguing. That said, he soon finds out that Prism is a very dangerous place to be, even when equipped with the best and toughest enviroment suit the Commonwealth can produce. Foster has the reputation for creating interesting worlds and species, but I don't recall his work ever being this imaginative and immersive. It's a bit like Alice's Adventures In Wonderland crossed with Aliens. To bad this isn't more widely known. There Evan finds a fully functioning society.
Also, the ending was seemed a little too easy of a wrap up for a serious adult book. Five collections of his short work have been published. It took me years to find the book again based on such scant information, but thanks to the internet and a blogger who cataloged his favorite sci-fi novels, I was able to read it again. For more of this week's Friday's Forgotten Books, please visit. The story moved well, but believability was the drawback. One of the fun things about reading sci-fi is that the authors are allowed to stretch thei This is a book about redemption. The title is a pun.
Anyway, on to the review. H Foster is one of my favorite authors, in large part because of books like this. Orgell soon learns what a unique planet this is, and, following many unusual dangers, meets up with some native species with whom he forms an alliance. The lifeforms of Prism have all specialized and then come together instead of being multi-use creatures that standalone. He also won the Ignotus Award Spain in 1994 and the Stannik Award Russia in 2000. I haven't read any of the preceding works.
He and his wife, Jo Ann Oxley, have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Neither good nor bad, but maybe the beginning of an appearant trend in Foster's work. Masur as by Alfred Hitchcock Hijack by Robert L. Much like Way-farer though, I had also read this several times in highschool and through Bibleschool. The story moved well, but believability was the drawback.
Then a couple of weeks ago I was rummaging through my parents' basement and came across a number of his, and other science fiction authors', books. There are two truly horrifying scenes in this book that will make your skin crawl. But the team has gone silent. Both put a lot science into their science fiction. One of the fun things about reading sci-fi is that the authors are allowed to stretch their imaginations and give us fantastic new worlds. It is so beat up and I would love to read it again but I will have to buy a new copy.
It is one of my favorites. It is not really hard sci-fi - more like gentle medium - but it is definitely not a simple lasers and spaceships sci-fi tale. Evan finds the remains of the base and it is overrun by prismatic lifeforms feasting on all the rare-earth metals in the base. The Company has a problem. This is definitely one of them. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was published by Ballantine Books in 1972. Don't know if I would like this book the same if I re-read it as an adult, but I remember enjoying it.
It is also a book about a fascinatingly interesting planet. One was to introduce more radical ideas that really didn't help his genre. While that was certainly a nostalgic trip, I feel like it stood up well to my, now adult, expectations. At one point, he even decides to have a nap for an hour! So what could possibly go wrong? It may have worked better for a young adult or children's book, but it seemed a little to easy to wrap it up in the way the heroes wanted to. Furthermore, the idea of the alien Associative challenges Orgell in his own understanding of the purpose of community. The main character has fallen, and he can't get up.
A very creative world building. Tomorrow by Adobe James Funeral in Another Town by Jerry Jacobson A Case for Quiet by William Jeffrey A Good Head for Murder by Charles W. This of course does not apply to books that are only ebooks. Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth. Eventually I abandoned his works for more complex books, and soon stopped reading science fiction novels, aside from a book or two a year. The characters are great - I especially love the indigenous Prism folk and their interactions with our main character.
But somehow, all contact had been lost with the scientist of the survey team. If only modifying our own bodies was that simple. From there, we This was a fun quick read but rife with great descriptions of an alien world. Oh, Alan Dean Foster, you're so entertainingly daffy. Basically, I like this book no matter what. This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist: the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.
While that was certainly a nostalgic trip, I feel like it stood up well to my, now adult, expectations. For such a cautious fixit man, he is rather cavalier at time when it would be important to be cautious which I didn't buy. I have read three or four of his books, and they all take place in the same universe. In the course of learning about their charges they usually change a great deal, and become a sort of hybrid who can translate back and forth and protect their new friends from humanity. The story twists keeps me reading it over and over. I think that speaks for itself and the fact that I still enjoyed it this time around as much as I did back in 2000. The other was because he was contracted to write something and this was what he came up with.