Alan Dean Foster's work to date includes excursions into hard science-fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as Star Wars and the first three Alien films. Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first Star Trek movie. Foster's sometimes humorous, occasionally poignant, but always entertaining short fiction has appeared in all the major SF magazines as well as in original anthologies and several Best of the Year compendiums. He resides with his wife in Prescott, Arizona, but spends much of his time traveling the world as a naturalist and explorer.
"A provocative read."--The Washington Post
"Relic is a thrilling and thoughtful epic. With Alan Dean Foster's trademark invention in both the psychology and physiology of his aliens, he also enriches the narrative with their complex cultures. The plot spans galaxies!"--Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Greg Bear "The stunning plot of Foster's stand-alone novel will intrigue readers for not only the 'last man in the universe' trope but also the well-developed alien species. A true first contact novel on many different levels."--Library Journal "Foster's sympathetic novel successfully surveys human frailty, the tendency not to learn from history, and an enduring capacity for adaptation and emotional attachment."--Publishers Weekly "Foster's high-concept novel is a gripping tale of serenity amid sorrow."--World Magazine "[Relic] is nuanced, with a surprise lurking behind every shadow, making it impossible to put down."--BookPage