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ISBN:
044100847X
ISBN13:
978-0441008476
Author:
Alan Dean Foster
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Ace; Ace Mass-market Ed edition (May 1, 2001)
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Interlopers is a 2001 science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. The story centers on Cody Westcott, a young archaeologist, who returns from a dig at Apachetarimac having studied the Chachapoyansthat race.

Interlopers is a 2001 science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. In an attempt to reconstruct an ancient potion whose ingredients he discovers in the dig, his friend is murdered and he ends up drinking the only sample

Alan Dean Foster and Ben Browder have a hi. Alan Dean Foster gives explains why misery and suffering exists. It is the fault of the Interlopers, beings from another dimension who exist by feeding off misery and evil itself

Alan Dean Foster and Ben Browder have a hit. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. Very clever to take a novel that needed either a whole cast of people to narrate or one outstanding actor. Ben Browder proves himself to be able to leap tall metaphors in a single bound. It is the fault of the Interlopers, beings from another dimension who exist by feeding off misery and evil itself. The main character drinks a solution that allows him to see these creatures, and the story takes off. The story line is fast-paced and will keep you turning page after page. I would classify this as a Sci-Fi/Horror.

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a . 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, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California.

by Alan Dean Foster First published 2001. Published August 15th 2001 by Ace Books. Author(s): Alan Dean Foster. ISBN: 0786516054 (ISBN13: 9780786516056).

Alan Dean Foster Praise for Alan Dean Foster One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Rabbitlike aliens from outer space colonize Earth during humankind's Second World War in a delightfully funny and thought-provoking science fiction adventure The Quozl just need somewhere to call home. Praise for Alan Dean Foster One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy.

This is a work of fiction . Name, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Check out the ACE Science Fiction & Fantasy newsletter and much more on the Internet at Club PPI! ISBN: 0-441-00847-X. Ace Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Putnam In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. ACE and the A design are trademarks belonging to Penguin Putnam Inc.

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As the world is plagued by a variety of mysterious ailments and ominous events, archaeologist Cory Westcott discovers that an ancient, evil, and hungry force from the distant past--something that has been responsible for the fall of civilizations throughout history--has returned to plague the world. By the author of Jed the Dead. Original.
Reviews:
  • Iesha
Author Alan Dean Foster is equally adept at world building science fiction, like his Humanx Commonwealth novels, or small personal near future tales. INTERLOPERS fits into that later category.

Archeologist Coschocton "Cody" Westcott discovers, along with his future wife Kelli Alwydd, discover hidden chambers below the temple they are excavating filled with all sorts of carving and symbols on the walls. They photograph all of it for later research, both making careers out of it.

Later, married and teacing in Arizona, Cody deciphers one set of symbols for some sort of formula. A chemist friend helps him mix it up and Cody samples it.

A whole new word opens up for him. And not a nice one.

He can see Those Who Abide, the Interlopers, who live in natural objects: trees, rock, and such, until a human touches them, invading the body. He witnesses a girl vomit, a man turn violent and kick his dog, two women crash their bikes together just to warn him off.

Only he can see them and does wha he can to prevent them infecting people. But he must do more.

What are they? There must be others that know of them. How can they be stopped?

Foster has a style that pulls one into the story and won't let go.
  • Prince Persie
great story, love the movie in my head when I am reading anything Mr. Foster writes!
  • Flower
So I'm in a little coffee shop with time to kill, wishing I had something to read. The shop has a shelf of books to loan, and Alan Dean Foster's "Interlopers" was among them. I wasn't too sure about it, but noticed he had also written "The Last Starfighter." So I gave it a go.

The plot is not complex: Our world shares it's place in time/space with a parallel world, and creatures from that parallel world have managed to get into ours. They are normally invisible to us, and inhabit natural objects, like stone, plants, or even water. When they come in contact with a Human Being, they are able to infiltrate our bodies, where they feed off of our negative emotions. There is one point in the book where Foster offers a brief explanation that it all has something to do with sub-atomic physics and quantum mechanics. Don't ask for any more, because that is about all you get.

Our hero is an archeologist who happens to stumble onto an ancient South American stone carving which he deciphers into the formula for a concoction said to "improve" one's sight. So, of course, our Ph.D., with the help of a chemist, gets the ingredients, mixes up a batch, and -- you guessed it -- throws it down the hatchet! Not exactly objective academic protocol, but it was that or no book, I suppose.

The brew allows him to see the things -- called "Interlopers" or "Those Who Abide". And they are pretty much everywhere, infecting pretty much everyone all the time. The professor's new gift of sight, of course, makes him a primary target for their wrath.

In an effort to bring ruin to our protagonist, the things invade his wife, causing her to fall into a deep coma. Foster overplays our intrepid professor's angst over his wife's condition somewhat; suffice it to say he is driven to find a way to save her and defeat the creepy-crawlies. He finally gets help from a somewhat unexpected source -- a demure German physicist, along with an Aborigine from Australia, both of whom belong to a "Society" dedicated to opposing the spread of the body-snatchers.

If you want to read something mindless, aren't too picky about an air-tight plot or scientific credibility, and have nothing better to do (stuck in a coffee shop, maybe), this book is worth a read. Barely. Be sure and either borrow it (like I did), or buy it used, though.
  • Flarik
Archaeologist Cody Westcott discovers a recipe for an herbal drink in the ruins of a peaceful but long extinct Peruvian tribe destroyed by the Inca. He's driven to translate the forumla and try the drink himself. As anyone who has watched numerous horror movies knows, this is never a good idea. To Cody's amazement, he discovers he can see something no one else can see - invisible creatures from a parallel universe, who have found their way here through nexus points and are happily feasting on our negative emotions, growing fat, enhancing those negative emotions as necessary to enrich their diet. They've always been here in countless numbers, waiting quietly in rocks and plants, seeking physical contact with a human that will allow them to make a transfer into the living host where they can feed. And they know that Westcott can see them.

Alan Dean Foster is a prolific science fiction author as well as a world traveler who brings his experiences to this horror-tinged science fiction novel, taking the reader to places like Peru, Austria, Australia, and New Guinea, as well as the US and into the parallel universe itself, in search of a solution to the horror his characters are experiencing.

It's a great read and you should try it if you get the chance. Billed in the back cover blurbs as humorous I must admit I didn't detect much of that. On the other hand, I am a product of I Love Lucy, so what can I say. I do like monster stories and this one is compelling.