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by Alan Dean Foster

eBook Dark Star ePub
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Language: English
ISBN: 034524267X
ISBN13: 978-0345242679
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (September 12, 1974)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 773
Formats: lrf lrf mbr mobi
ePub file: 1423 kb
Fb2 file: 1622 kb

Other books by. Alan dean foster.

Other books by. Star Trek Log One. Star Trek Log Two. Icerigger. First Printing: October, 1974. Third Printing: October, 1978. Cover art by Michael Herring. Printed in the united states of america.

While Alan Dean Foster is often known for writing fluffy, simple juvies, this book is much more complex than most of. .

While Alan Dean Foster is often known for writing fluffy, simple juvies, this book is much more complex than most of his stuff. As usual, his florid prose either works for you, like it does for me, or it doesn't. If you're a fan of ADF, you must read this book. One thing that always bugged me about the movie, however, is that the great ending is 'borrowed' directly from a Ray Bradbury short story called Kaleidoscope.

There it was. "Dark Star" by Alan Dean Foster. My heart rate was JACKED. I took it immediately to the register and just dropped crumpled bills on the counter.

Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, who has written several book series, more than 20 standalone novels and many novelizations of film scripts. Foster earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently resides in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife. He is a cousin of singer Lesley Gore. Foster also holds multiple state and one world record in senior powerlifting.

The green glow of the lights set in the walls and ceiling marked the way to central computer. k out something on the main computer itself. Besides, the central computer room was actually closer to the dome than the bridge. And he didn't see the need to alarm the others. Besides, they were enjoying their dinners now. No point in disturbing them unless the problem turned out to require their help. He was uncomfortable down here

Furthermore, Foster also has audio visual works in the Star Trek and The Marexx.

He was born in New York City but was raised mainly in California. Furthermore, Foster also has audio visual works in the Star Trek and The Marexx. Like his character Flinx, who has an empathic ability of understanding others’ emotions, Alan Dean Foster himself has a knack of working his magic on the readers by his prolific ability of novelization of movies.

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.

If anything could possibly go wrong aboard the scoutship Dark Star, sooner or later it would.

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. ALL SYSTEMS-SNAFU!!! If anything could possibly go wrong aboard the scoutship Dark Star, sooner or later it would. Now in the 20th year of their mission-destroying unstable planets-the ship and its crew were falling apar. fter 20 years in space, isolation and lonliness have left their mark. The four surviving crew members are bored beyond relief. Adapted from the script by Dan O’Bannon and John Carpenter1.

Alan Dean Foster - the complete book list. If anything could possibly go wrong aboard the scoutship Dark Star, sooner or later it would. Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has written an exciting Humanx Commonwealth adventure that delves deeper into the fragile early years when humans made first contact in this unforgettable world. If anything could possibly go wrong aboard the scoutship Dark Star, sooner or later it would Star Trek: Log Two.

Foster, Alan Dean - Commonwealth 13 - Flinx 03 - Orphan Star (v. ) By Alan Dean Foster : Published by Ballantine Books: The . THE METROGNOME and Other Stories. ) By Alan Dean Foster : Published by Ballantine Books: The Icenggger Trilogy ICERIGGER MISSION TO MOULOKIN TH. Splinter of the mind's eye. Star [email protected] logs one-ten.

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Mayno
Dark Star is the story of four men, a spaceship, an alien, and a bomb (some or all of whom may be a bit unhinged), in the final days of their twenty year mission.
It is a darkly funny take on an interesting science fiction premise. Although the book was adapted from the script of a not-so-good seventies movie, it goes deeper into the story, the setting, and the characters than a movie ever could. The result is a surprisingly good novel.
This book is part innovative and thought-provoking SF, part hilarious dark comedy, and part touching character study--and wholly enjoyable.
Vozilkree
Unlike so many movies, which have screenplays based on chopping up a book into some barely recognizable story to fit in an hour and a half, Dark Star, the book, is a novel based on the movie of the same name.

And while the movie, John Carpenter's first attempt at science fiction movie making, is a pretty amateur effort, the book shines by comparison.

In this story, a crew find themselves on a mission to find solar systems with habitable planets, suitable for human colonization, and destroy any wobbly, unstable planets in those systems. The ship they fly on is slowly falling apart around them, and the interpersonal relationships are pretty much doing the same.

This book is much like Catch-22 in space, only less optimistic. Dark and unescapable, the stories of the crew members of this ship slowly draw you in, until you really do get the feeling you're on the ship with them, sharing their lives and their fates.

Also, this book has one of the THE most memorable closing lines in the history of science fiction, and to this day, I can remember the chills that ran down my spine as I read it and closed the book. At 14, the age when I first read it, this book affected me deeply, leaving impressions in my mind that would later make me agree with Kevin Smith that "The Empire Strikes Back" was the best fo the Star Wars movies, and I would find myself thinking back on this story when reading many other pieces of literature.

While Alan Dean Foster is often known for writing fluffy, simple juvies, this book is much more complex than most of his stuff. As usual, his florid prose either works for you, like it does for me, or it doesn't. If you're a fan of ADF, you must read this book. If you're not, this book might change your mind.
Isha
I read every Alan Dean Foster book when I was 13-18, and this was probably my favorite one. I also loved the movie, but not as much as the book. Foster wrote a lot of novelizations. He wrote the great novelization of Star Wars that has George Lucas's name on it, and that was great too. But that was directly lifted from the screenplay with little additional material, but in Dark Star he was able to flesh out the characters and situations from the simplistic movie to create a deep and memorable story that is perfect for anyone who feels awe when looking at the stars.

One thing that always bugged me about the movie, however, is that the great ending is 'borrowed' directly from a Ray Bradbury short story called Kaleidoscope. It's a great short story, and is so much like the end of the movie, I was suprised that he wasn't credited. Ah well. If you're going to steal, steal from the best I guess.

The story definitely has that Ray Bradbury melancholic tone that made his so great. This is perhaps why this book feels so much deeper and impressive than other books by Foster, which are more optimistic in tone.

If you are a fan of Alan Dean Foster or the movie this book is a MUST READ!!

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Rindyt
I was going to release this book into the wild (...) without reading it but I read the first few pages and got sucked in. I think that the first part of the book is pretty good, right up to where PinBack has to feed the ship alien mascot. Then it gets alittle slapstick in places.

Since the book was essentially about a bunch of bored lonely men confined to a space ship and therefore a bit light on action, I would have liked to have alittle more character development... The same aspects of each character were described repeatedly and the writing was a bit formulaic. But it was a good read, with a thought provoking ending.
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