Foster, Alan Dean

Foster, Alan Dean:

The ghostwriter of the original novelization of Star Wars (this is the true first edition paperback published before the movie) which had been credited solely to George Lucas. After two other writers had declined his offer of a flat fee of $5,000 for the work, Lucas brought to Foster the original screenplay, after which Foster fleshed out the backstory of time, place, planets, races, history and technology in such detail that it became canonical for all subsequent Star Wars novels. However, when asked if it was difficult for him to see Lucas get all the credit for Star Wars, Foster said, "Not at all. It was George's story idea. I was merely expanding upon it. Not having my name on the cover didn't bother me in the least. It would be akin to a contractor demanding to have his name on a Frank Lloyd Wright house.”




              

                                                                                  




                                                                                                                             

The Catechist Trilogy:

    

                                                                                                                      Warner Books - First Editions Hardcover

     

                      Easton Press Edition                            Del Rey - First Edition Hardcover                         NEL - First Edition Hardcover                       NEL - First Edition Hardcover  

    

    Orbit - First Edition Hardcover      

Foster PB (18

         

     

  

 

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