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Alien Nation (Alien Nation Movie adaptation)

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Novelization of the movie starring Mandy Patinkin and James Caan.

Los Angeles is trying to absorb a new kind of immigrant -- aliens. The Newcomers were slaves on a ship that crashed in the California desert and as they are released from quarantine and assimilated into society there are expected and unexpected difficulties.

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Published July 1st 1988 by Warner Books (first published 1988)
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Sep 08, 2012 Dagny rated it really liked it
Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Alien Nation was much better than I expected. I should have known since he did such an excellent job with the Star Trek Log books based on the animated series. Chase scenes don't interest me much so I found one of them overly long, but another riveting one plus the great interaction as the detectives learned about each other more than made up for it.
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Jan 25, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Alan Dean Foster is one of my top 5 favorite writers. He does an excellent job of adapting the screen play into a great SiFi story. The tons of little details he adds really make you feel like you are getting the backstory on things. Very recommended
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Feb 10, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it
I quite like the idea of this book, and it was enjoyable. It was interesting to see the way Sykes and Francisco's relationship developed. There are some really funny bits, and some excitement. Fairly enjoyable, but not my favourite book in the world.
Jan 02, 2010 Pylades rated it liked it
Liked this as a kid, but haven't read it since. I wonder if it still holds up? I enjoyed the partnership between the human and alien cop.
May 17, 2009 Lynda rated it really liked it
My favorite of the series.
Mar 09, 2008 Angela rated it liked it
I liked the TV series too :)
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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