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The Candle of Distant Earth

by Alan Dean Foster

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The Candle of Distant Earth by Alan Dean Foster
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2006
    272 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The last installment of the Taken trilogy (after The Light-years Beneath My Feet, 2005 ).

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"Fans .... will enjoy this slyly humorous saga, in which the good guys have plenty of human weaknesses and the villains aren't too evil." - PW.
"Readers... will revel in this book's skillful blend of amusing cultural misunderstandings and edge-of-the-seat suspense and enjoy a satisfying conclusion." - Booklist.

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Alan Dean Foster Author Biography

Born in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving 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.

His writing career began when August Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's in 1968 and much to Foster's surprise, published it as a short story in Derleth's bi-annual magazine The Arkham Collector. Sales of short fiction to other magazines followed. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was bought by Betty Ballantine and published by Ballantine Books in 1972. It incorporates a number of suggestions from famed SF editor John W. Campbell.

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