Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, Western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Star Wars: The Approaching Storm" and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films including "Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Wars, " the first three "Alien" films, and "Alien Nation." His novel" Cyber Way" won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from an early-twentieth-century miners' brothel. He is currently at work on several new novels and media projects.
Foster (www.alandeanfoster.com), author of the New York Times best-selling Pip & Flinx novels, presents this first title in his "Tipping Point" trilogy. Set in a future where bodily alterations and enhancements are commonplace, the narrative follows an "unenhanced" doctor and an "enhanced" fugitive criminal who team up for their own reasons to evade assassins and others intent on retrieving a mysterious silver thread. Actor/Audie Award nominee David Colacci does a good job of narrating this story, which, though full of fun characters, has a fairly predictable plot line and a less-than-satisfying ending. Still, this thriller with some novel sf concepts should appeal to Foster and sf fans. [See Prepub Exploded, BookSmack! 5/6/10.-Ed.]-Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll. Lib., Newburgh, NY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.