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by Alan Dean Foster


The Inside epub

ISBN: 0708881157

ISBN13: 978-0708881156

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Category: Science Fiction

Subcategory: Science Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Orbit; paperback / softback edition (1985)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB book: 1588 kb

FB2 book: 1188 kb

Rating: 4.6

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Alan Dean Foster The New York Times–bestselling author of more than one hundred ten books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction.

Before Man and insectlike Thranx had become allies, when the reptilian AAnn were just occasional raiders of Thranx colony worlds, one young Thranx agricultural expert lived a life of quiet desperation. The New York Times–bestselling author of more than one hundred ten books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction.

This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a . Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures.

Alan Dean Foster's books figured prominently in my kidhood, back in the '80s, starting with his lighthearted Spellsinger fantasies, then diving right into his neat sci-fi/adventure series featuring Pip & Flinx

Alan Dean Foster's books figured prominently in my kidhood, back in the '80s, starting with his lighthearted Spellsinger fantasies, then diving right into his neat sci-fi/adventure series featuring Pip & Flinx. Setting the scene: It's somewhen in the future, but probably not the far-flung future

Alan Dean Foster (1946 - ) Born in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees at UCLA, he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, California PR firm

Alan Dean Foster (1946 - ) Born in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees at UCLA, he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, California PR firm. His writing career began in 1968 when August Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's and published it as a short story. More sales of short fiction followed. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was published by Ballantine Books in 1972.

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.

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The I Inside A Novel By Alan Dean Foster Author of Spellsinger. I. IT is not God, Martin Oristano reminded himself for the thousandth time as he approached the machine.

He was born in New York City but was raised mainly in California. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968 and got his Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1969.

For over 100 years, the machine called Colligatarch had ruled the Earth.

Strong spine with small repair. Bright clean cover has rubbing, creasing, shelf and edge wear. Interior spine reinforced. Text is perfect. Same day shipping first class.
I've read this book about 20 times since it was first gifted to me as a teenager and I never get tired of it.

The Colligatarch has run the Earth for over a hundred years now. This artificial intelligence doesn't issue commands or enact laws- it simply makes suggestions. Earth has long since turned over its collective intelligence to the Colligatarch, and there's been no problem. From simple everyday issues such as supply and demand, arguments between nations, predictions of the weather and future and even how to handle relations with the alien Syrax, the Colligatarch never seems to be wrong. But now it tells the Chief Programmer that it intuits a threat, but cannot give any details yet.

Design engineer Eric Abbott lives a normal life in Phoenix. He has no family, but he does have friends he enjoys spending time with and an upwardly mobile career. He had no desire to do anything but conform until one night he catches a glimpse of the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. From that point on, Eric is obsessed with finding her at all costs.

His search runs him afoul of a lot of touchy people, and in the process of escaping trouble, he finds himself possessed of previously undiscovered strength and durability. All Eric wants is to meet this Lisa Tambor, but even learning her name cost the life of the person who found it for him.

As Eric manages to stay a step ahead of his unknown pursuers, he can't help but wonder if he can stay alive long enough to figure out why his being in love with Lisa is such a huge problem.

I enjoyed the mystery of Eric's abilities, finding out who Lisa is and why she's unattainable and seeing the big picture unfold as Eric continued his quest to meet her. I'd love to see this made into a movie someday.
Alan Dean Foster's books figured prominently in my kidhood, back in the '80s, starting with his lighthearted Spellsinger fantasies, then diving right into his neat sci-fi/adventure series featuring Pip & Flinx. But his stand alone stuff is also terrific, several of which include Glory Lane,Cyber Way, and one of my very favorite Alan Dean Foster novels, THE I INSIDE.

Setting the scene: It's somewhen in the future, but probably not the far-flung future. But technology has advanced far enough that humanity has been able to create artificial persons (artisons) and unearth (by chance) the key to instantaneous interplanetary travel. But the science to this is less than thorough, so ergo the Gate, the lottery system which allows its winners to take a one-way teleportation trip to one of either two paradise worlds gazillion light years away.

This is also relevant: For over a hundred years now, the benevolent man-made machine, the Colligatarch, has for all intents and purposes run the planet, and smoothly, at that. Its non-human impartiality renders the Colligatarch ideal for resolving global issues, settling disputes amongst the remaining superpowers, and for implementing comprehensive administrative decisions. Of course this machine can only suggest, but Earth has gotten used to being swayed by these suggestions. Of late, however, the Colligatarch has voiced a concern, theorizing that an ill-defined force is intent on causing it harm. This is the backdrop to THE I INSIDE.

"He had done a number of improbable things, then followed up by doing a number of impossible things." We soon meet Eric Abbott, a bland junior micro-electronic designer busy living out his unassuming life in Arizona. Eric's life changes irrevocably one evening when he catches a glimpse of a girl's face in a passing car and falls hopelessly in love. He faces a task and a half, tracking the girl down, and resorts to hiring a private investigator. But things get hinky when the investigator is murdered and Eric is accosted by two burly, imposing men. But Eric Abbott is really unnerved when he breaks the arm of one attacker and accidentally flings the other straight into the ceiling. Soon he's a fugitive, frantically eluding and trying to outwit shadowy agencies in pursuit even as he presses on with finding the girl he loves. From Phoenix, Arizona to Nueva York to England and then offworld, Eric treks - and all for love. And, the whole time, he's trying to puzzle out how he's suddenly capable of these impossible feats.

Also, there's space aliens.

You're in for a treat with THE I INSIDE. Me, I've gone over the book several times over, and it has never gotten old. The central character's journey of self-discovery ranks as one of the most pulse-pounding reads I've ever had. What's more gratifying than finding out you have super powers? Eric Abbott embodies that wish fulfillment as he inexplicably gains superstrength in moments of extreme stress, able to run thru concrete walls, leap spans of ninety feet and easily take out opponents in robotic armor. Alan Dean Foster keeps the pace a crackling one, building the tension, escalating the stakes, until finally the future of humanity itself hinges on Abbott's desperate decisions. How's that for grandeur? So, yes, as good as Alan Dean Foster's other novels are, THE I INSIDE ups them in stupendous action and thrills, with the closing pages providing a darn satisfying finale. And since Eric Abbott does eventually find that elusive girl, there's even a nice little love story. But the girl, she ain't normal, either.
I read this book back in 1980 and it made me a science fiction reader. As a 13 year old, it was well written and kept my interest throughout the book.

I was feeling nostalgic so I decided to buy it.
Classic story. Needs to be a movie.
One of my very favorite books, it was actually part of the first order I ever placed with Amazon in 1998.

It's a very simple adventure story, in a complicated world. And it's a wonderful adventure to go on with the main character as you and he find out together what he's capable of.

Might be best enjoyed by young adults but it'll always hold a special spot in my heart for me.
This book is one of a little known work of Foster's that gets lost in the shuffle because he's written so much and so much better. But this speaks highly for his writing talent - this book is damned good, and few people know about it. The Ultimate Infatuation: You see a woman in a car as you're walking down the street, and you drop everything, literally, to meet her. Nothing can stop you. Your life is meaningless if you cannot be with her. This is how the novel starts, and set in an era when alien contact is a reality (and the aliens can teleport at will), how in a little genetic cloning, interplanetary gates, and an invasion, and you have a novel that makes ID4 look tame - you could punch the aliens in ID4, these guys just teleport away. It's an excellent novel, and the hero has some very real moments (he is so upset at one point that he shuts a communication off momentarily so he can weep) that makes this novel shine.
A young engineer sees a girl in a passing vehicle and is immediately in love. How does that relate to a threat to the Colligatarch, the global computer in this near-future novel. Reads well, hides the threat for a long time while providing an entertaining ride. All is explained in the end. Good story