Alan Dean Foster

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Alan Dean Foster
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November 18, 1946





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Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946, New York City) is an author of dozens of fiction and non-fiction works and has had his works in more than 100 books. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1968. Foster's writing focuses primarily on science fiction and fantasy genres, although he has had some non-fiction published. Foster has had his works translated into over 50 languages. He wrote the novelization of A New Hope, as George Lucas' ghost writer, and the earliest Expanded Universe novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye. He later returned to Star Wars writing with the Republic-era novel The Approaching Storm.

Foster was profiled in the Bookshelf department of Star Wars Insider 50.

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