|After he received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from UCLA (1968, 1969) he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, Calif. advertising and public relations firm. |
Alan Dean Foster sold his first short story in 1968. His first novel was published in 1972, since when he has published many short stories, novels and film novelizations, including the New York Times bestselling SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE and FLINX IN FLUX.
Awarded Galaxy, in 1979, and Southwest Book Award, in 1991 (Cyber Way).
A member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the Author's Guild of America and the Writer's Guild of America (West). Named International Association of Media Tie-in Writers' Grandmaster, in 2008, for "extensive and exceptional work in the tie-in field.".
Married to JoAnn Oxley.
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