About the Author
The bestselling author of more than 100 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction & fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA and first found success in 1968, when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. He is the author of the popular Pip & Flinx novels as well as dozens of film novelizations, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and the story for the first Star Trek film.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a novelization of the movie with Clint Eastwood. There are a few differences, but nothing major, as I recall. It was a fun, relaxing read without any surprises since I'd seen the movie a couple of times before. A good thing to read when you really don't have any capacity to think - almost like watching TV.