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Standard Disclaimer:

This is a brief discussion of M. A. Foster and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Foster.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Foster: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Foster tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Foster worthy; in sum, to help you rank M. A. Foster (and the works by Foster listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.


Secondary Disclaimer:
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.

A Few Words About M. A. Foster

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed farther down this page.

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Other M. A. Foster Resources

There is distressingly little available about this interesting author, so for once I expressly refer you to the fairly lengthy Wikipedia article, M. A. Foster (I have nothing against Wikipedia, which is often useful, but--as with a few other common sources--it is pointless to mention it for every writer).

Beyond that article, Black Gate has up a short but useful review of The Book of the Ler trilogy done by D. K. Latta. Elsewhere, someone posted a one-sentence review of Waves that is well worth quoting: "I once summarised this to a friend as 'nothing happens, but it's very exciting!'" And that's about it, with one other exception.

The exception is an irregular series of columns--essentially a blog--that Foster produced for Acme Comics (a store); the generic title was Eyeless in Gaza, and the entries that are available, so far as I can find, include May 2007, June 2007, and a set of archives, nine in number, running from July 2006 back to March 2004; those writings provide some insight into Foster, and, to a lesser extent, his fiction.


Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by M. A. Foster **


(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)


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