Alan Dean Foster
Alan Dean Foster is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is the creator of the Humanx Commonwealth universe and Spellsinger series. Foster is also known for writing novelizations and movie tie-ins for films and film series such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Transformers, The Thing and many others. Foster lives in Prescott, Arizona with his wife.

Alan Dean Foster became a published author in 1972 with the novel The Tar-Aiym Krang, beginning his Pip & Flinx series (part of the Humanx Commonwealth universe). Below is a list of Alan Dean Foster’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Pip & Flinx Books

The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)Amazon UK |
Bloodhype (1973)Amazon UK |
The End of the Matter (1977)Amazon UK |
Orphan Star (1977)Amazon UK |
For Love of Mother-Not (1983)Amazon UK |
Flinx in Flux (1988)Amazon UK |
Mid-Flinx (1995)Amazon UK |
Reunion (2001)Amazon UK |
Flinx's Folly (2002)Amazon UK |
Sliding Scales (2004)Amazon UK |
Running from the Deity (2005)Amazon UK |
Trouble Magnet (2006)Amazon UK |
Patrimony (2007)Amazon UK |
Flinx Transcendent (2009)Amazon UK |
Strange Music (2018)Amazon UK |

Chronological Order of Pip & Flinx Books

For Love of Mother-Not(1983)Amazon UK |
The Tar-Aiym Krang(1972)Amazon UK |
Orphan Star(1977)Amazon UK |
The End of the Matter(1977)Amazon UK |
Flinx in Flux(1988)Amazon UK |
Mid-Flinx(1995)Amazon UK |
Reunion(2001)Amazon UK |
Flinx's Folly(2002)Amazon UK |
Sliding Scales(2004)Amazon UK |
Running from the Deity(2005)Amazon UK |
Bloodhype(1973)Amazon UK |
Trouble Magnet(2006)Amazon UK |
Patrimony(2007)Amazon UK |
Flinx Transcendent(2009)Amazon UK |
Strange Music(2018)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Icerigger Books

Icerigger (1974)Amazon UK |
Mission to Moulokin (1979)Amazon UK |
The Deluge Drivers (1987)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Animated Books

Star Trek Log One (1974)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Two (1974)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Three (1974)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Four (1975)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Five (1975)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Six (1976)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Seven (1976)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Eight (1976)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Nine (1977)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Log Ten (1978)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Humanx Commonwealth Books

Midworld (1975)Amazon UK |
Cachalot (1980)Amazon UK |
Nor Crystal Tears (1982)Amazon UK |
Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)Amazon UK |
Sentenced to Prism (1985)Amazon UK |
The Howling Stones (1997)Amazon UK |
Drowning World (2003)Amazon UK |
Quofum (2008)Amazon UK |

Chronological Order of Humanx Commonwealth Books

Nor Crystal Tears(1982)Amazon UK |
Voyage to the City of the Dead(1984)Amazon UK |
Midworld(1975)Amazon UK |
Drowning World(2003)Amazon UK |
Quofum(2008)Amazon UK |
The Howling Stones(1997)Amazon UK |
Sentenced to Prism(1985)Amazon UK |
Cachalot(1980)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Star Wars Books

Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (1976)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of With Friends...Books

With Friends Like These... (1977)Amazon UK |
...Who Needs Enemies? (1984)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Alien Movie Books

Alien (1979)Amazon UK |
Aliens (1986)Amazon UK |
Alien³ (1992)Amazon UK |
Alien Resurrection (By: A.C. Crispin) (1997)Amazon UK |
Alien: Covenant (2017)Amazon UK |
Alien: Covenant Origins (2017)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Spellsinger Books

Spellsinger (1983)Amazon UK |
The Hour of the Gate (1984)Amazon UK |
The Day of the Dissonance (1984)Amazon UK |
The Moment of the Magician (1984)Amazon UK |
The Paths of the Perambulator (1985)Amazon UK |
The Time of the Transference (1986)Amazon UK |
Son of Spellsinger (1993)Amazon UK |
Chorus Skating (1994)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of The Damned Books

A Call to Arms (1991)Amazon UK |
The False Mirror (1992)Amazon UK |
The Spoils of War (1993)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Angel Cardenas Books

Montezuma Strip (1995)Amazon UK |
The Mocking Program (2002)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Dinotopia Books

(with Peter David)

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (By: James Gurney) (1992)Amazon UK |
Dinotopia Audio Adventure (By: James Gurney) (1992)Amazon UK |
Dinotopia: The World Beneath (By: James Gurney) (1995)Amazon UK |
River Quest (By: John Vornholt) (1995)Amazon UK |
Dinotopia Lost (1996)Amazon UK |
Sabertooth Mountain (By: John Vornholt) (1996)Amazon UK |
The Maze (By: Peter David) (1998)Amazon UK |
The Hand of Dinotopia (1999)Amazon UK |
Dinotopia: First Flight (By: James Gurney) (1999)Amazon UK |
Dolphin Watch (By: John Vornholt) (2002)Amazon UK |
Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (By: James Gurney) (2007)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Journeys of the Catechist Books

Carnivores of Light and Darkness (1998)Amazon UK |
Into the Thinking Kingdoms (1999)Amazon UK |
A Triumph of Souls (2000)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Founding of the Commonwealth Books

Phylogenesis (1999)Amazon UK |
Dirge (2000)Amazon UK |
Diuturnity's Dawn (2002)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Taken Trilogy Books

Lost and Found (2004)Amazon UK |
The Light-Years Beneath My Feet (2005)Amazon UK |
The Candle of Distant Earth (2006)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Transformers Books

Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday (2007)Amazon UK |
Transformers (2007)Amazon UK |
Transformers: The Veiled Threat (2009)Amazon UK |
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Star Trek Books

Star Trek (2009)Amazon UK |
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)Amazon UK |
The Unsettling Stars (2020)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Tipping Point Books

The Human Blend (2010)Amazon UK |
Body, Inc. (2012)Amazon UK |
The Sum of Her Parts (2012)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Countless Worlds Books

Oshenerth (2015)Amazon UK |
The Taste of Different Dimensions (2019)Amazon UK |
The Flavors of Other Worlds (2019)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Luana (1974)Amazon UK |
Dark Star (1974)Amazon UK |
The Black Hole (1979)Amazon UK |
Outland (1981)Amazon UK |
Clash of the Titans (1981)Amazon UK |
The Thing (1982)Amazon UK |
The Man Who Used the Universe (1983)Amazon UK |
Krull (1983)Amazon UK |
The I Inside (1984)Amazon UK |
Shadowkeep (1984)Amazon UK |
Starman (1984)Amazon UK |
The Last Starfighter (1984)Amazon UK |
Slipt (1984)Amazon UK |
Pale Rider (1985)Amazon UK |
Into the Out of (1986)Amazon UK |
Glory Lane (1987)Amazon UK |
Maori (1988)Amazon UK |
Outer Heat (1988)Amazon UK |
To the Vanishing Point (1988)Amazon UK |
Alien Nation (1988)Amazon UK |
Codgerspace (1989)Amazon UK |
Quozl (1989)Amazon UK |
Cyber Way (1990)Amazon UK |
Cat-a-Lyst (1991)Amazon UK |
Greenthieves (1994)Amazon UK |
Design for Great-Day (1995)Amazon UK |
The Dig (1995)Amazon UK |
Parallelities (1995)Amazon UK |
Life Form (1995)Amazon UK |
Voyage of the Basset (1996)Amazon UK |
Jed the Dead (1997)Amazon UK |
Kingdoms of Light (2001)Amazon UK |
Interlopers (2001)Amazon UK |
Primal Shadows (2001)Amazon UK |
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)Amazon UK |
Sagramanda (2006)Amazon UK |
Terminator Salvation (2009)Amazon UK |
The Deavys (2016)Amazon UK |
Relic (2018)Amazon UK |
Madrenga (2020)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Horror on the Beach (1978)Amazon UK |
Box of Oxen (2011)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Metrognome and Other Stories (1990)Amazon UK |
Mad Amos (1996)Amazon UK |
Impossible Places (2002)Amazon UK |
Exceptions to Reality (2008)Amazon UK |
Resistance Front (2011)Amazon UK |
The Compleat Mad Amos (2018)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves (1991)Amazon UK |
Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders (1993)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Animated Features and Silly Symphonies (1980)Amazon UK |
Predators I Have Known (2011)Amazon UK |
The Phisher (2012)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Alien Books

Alien StarSwarm (By: Robert Sheckley) (1991)Amazon UK |
Alien: The Cold Forge (By: Alex White) (2018)Amazon UK |
Alien: Echo (By: Mira Grant) (2019)Amazon UK |
Alien: Isolation (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2019)Amazon UK |
Alien: Prototype (By: Tim Waggoner) (2019)Amazon UK |
Aliens: Phalanx (By: Scott Sigler) (2020)Amazon UK |
Into Charybdis (By: Alex White) (2021)Amazon UK |
Aliens: Infiltrator (By: Weston Ochse) (2021)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of UFO Anthology Books

Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)Amazon UK |
Funny Science Fiction (2015)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)Amazon UK |
Funny Fantasy (2016)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)Amazon UK |
Funny Horror (2017)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)Amazon UK |
Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)Amazon UK |
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Infinite Stars Books

Infinite Stars (2017)Amazon UK |
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Laksa Anthology Books

Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (2016)Amazon UK |
The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (2017)Amazon UK |
Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (2017)Amazon UK |
Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders (2018)Amazon UK |
Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories (2021)Amazon UK |
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Star Wars: Novelizations Books

(with Terry Brooks, Matthew Woodring Stover)

A New Hope (1976)Amazon UK |
The Phantom Menace (By: Terry Brooks) (1999)Amazon UK |
Revenge of the Sith (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2005)Amazon UK |
The Force Awakens (2015)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Alien Nation Books

Alien Nation (1988)Amazon UK |
Dark Horizon (By: K.W. Jeter) (1993)Amazon UK |
Body and Soul (By: Peter David) (1993)Amazon UK |
The Change (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Amazon UK |
Slag Like Me (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Amazon UK |
Extreme Prejudice (By: L.A. Graf) (1995)Amazon UK |
Cross of Blood (By: K.W. Jeter) (1995)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

A New Hope Novelization (1976)Amazon UK |
Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978)Amazon UK |
The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994)Amazon UK |
The Truce at Bakura (1994)Amazon UK |
The Lando Calrissian Adventures (1994)Amazon UK |
Children of the Jedi (1995)Amazon UK |
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)Amazon UK |
Darksaber (1995)Amazon UK |
The New Rebellion (1996)Amazon UK |
Planet of Twilight (1997)Amazon UK |
Tales from the Empire (1997)Amazon UK |
I, Jedi (1998)Amazon UK |
Tales from the New Republic (1999)Amazon UK |
Rogue Planet (2000)Amazon UK |
The Approaching Storm (2002)Amazon UK |
Cloak of Deception (2002)Amazon UK |
The Dangerous Games (2002)Amazon UK |
A Forest Apart (2003)Amazon UK |
Tatooine Ghost (2003)Amazon UK |
Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)Amazon UK |
Legacy of the Jedi (2003)Amazon UK |
The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)Amazon UK |
Survivor's Quest (2004)Amazon UK |
Labyrinth of Evil (2005)Amazon UK |
Outbound Flight (2006)Amazon UK |
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (2006)Amazon UK |
Allegiance (2007)Amazon UK |
Death Star (2007)Amazon UK |
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)Amazon UK |
The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)Amazon UK |
Millennium Falcon (2009)Amazon UK |
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (2010)Amazon UK |
Crosscurrent (2010)Amazon UK |
Fire Ring Race (2010)Amazon UK |
Shinbone Showdown (2010)Amazon UK |
Death Troopers (2010)Amazon UK |
Choices of One (2011)Amazon UK |
Shadow Games (2011)Amazon UK |
Riptide (2011)Amazon UK |
Knight Errant (2011)Amazon UK |
Shadows of the Empire (2011)Amazon UK |
Lost Tribe of the Sith (2012)Amazon UK |
Winner Lose All (2012)Amazon UK |
Scourge (2012)Amazon UK |
The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)Amazon UK |
Red Harvest (2012)Amazon UK |
Darth Plagueis (2012)Amazon UK |
Scoundrels (2013)Amazon UK |
The Last Jedi (2013)Amazon UK |
Kenobi (2013)Amazon UK |
Crucible (2013)Amazon UK |
Dawn of the Jedi (2013)Amazon UK |
Lockdown: Star Wars Legends (2015)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Books

The City on the Edge of Forever (By: Harlan Ellison) (1977)Amazon UK |
The Trouble with Tribbles (By: David Gerrold) (1977)Amazon UK |
All Our Yesterdays (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
A Taste of Armageddon (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
Metamorphosis (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
The Galileo 7 (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
A Piece of the Action (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
Day of the Dove (By: ) (1978)Amazon UK |
Amok Time (By: Theodore Sturgeon) (1978)Amazon UK |
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (With: ) (1980)Amazon UK |
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (By: ) (1982)Amazon UK |

Publication Order of Anthologies

Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves(1991)Amazon UK |
Betcha Can't Read Just One(1993)Amazon UK |
Superheroes(1995)Amazon UK |
The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft(2003)Amazon UK |
Untold Adventures(2011)Amazon UK |
Dead Man's Hand(2014)Amazon UK |
Here Be Merfolk(2019)Amazon UK |
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers(2019)Amazon UK |
Short Things(2020)Amazon UK |
Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths and Shattered Fairy Tales(2022)Amazon UK |

Notes: Voyage of the Basset is by James C. Christensen with collaborations from Foster and Renwick St. James. Design for Great-Day was co-authored by Eric Frank Russell. Star Wars was ghostwritten by Foster, credited to Star Wars creator George Lucas. Betcha Can’t Read Just One was co-edited with Martin H. Greenberg. The Phisher was co-authored by Alex Sam.

Untold Adventures: Dungeons & Dragons also contains contributions from Kevin J. Anderson, Jay Lake, Mike Resnick, Mark Sehestedt, John Shirley and Lisa Smedman. Resistance Front, Vol. 1 also includes stories by R.J. Astruc, Miles Cressman, Harlan Ellison, Keri Knutson, Laurie Laliberte, Douglas Lane, Mike Lewis, James Conroyd Martin, Dwaipayan Regmi, Richard Roberts, Bernard Schaffer, Joshua Unruh and Natasha Whearity.

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