Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games.

-Alan Dean Foster
Alan Dean Foster

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century.

Alan Dean Foster
I've been writing full-time since 1978.
Alan Dean Foster

In loquaciousness lay insanity.

Alan Dean Foster
In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.
Alan Dean Foster

I hear entire symphonies, oratorios, in my head, but I can't write a note. Alan Dean Fo

Alan Dean Foster
I hear entire symphonies, oratorios, in my head, but I can't write a note.
Alan Dean Foster

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games.

Alan Dean Foster
Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly.
Alan Dean Foster

Don't try to write to the trend of the moment.

Alan Dean Foster
I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility.