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Foster, Alan D.
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Alan Dean Foster was born November 18, 1946, in New York. Foster has a degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema. His writing career began in 1968, with his first novel appearing in 1972. Foster received the Galaxy Award in 1979 and the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990. A collection of Foster materials and manuscripts is held by Special Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe.