Into the Out Of

Into the Out Of

Alan Dean Foster

Language: English

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: Apr 1, 2014

Words: 122413
Pages: 507


Earth is being invaded by the shetani—-spirit creatures so small and stealthy that only one man knows about the increasing peril. The potential savior is an African elder named Olkeloki who is capable of fighting evil both in this world and the spirit one. But to be successful he must recruit the help of two others: government agent Joshua Oak and a feisty young woman named Merry Sharrow. Only the three of them can keep the shetani from destroying reality as we know it.  ** ### From Publishers Weekly In many ways this fantasy adventure seems a follow-up to Foster's novelization of the film Alien. The monsters at loose on an unsuspecting world are grotesque gargoyles, all teeth, claws and malevolence. Standing against them is a small band with varied backgrounds: an FBI agent, a Seattle saleswoman, a wizened Maasai elder and a seven-foot Maasai warrior. The elder has recruited the two Americans to help him contain the evil shetani by closing the entrance to the "Out Of," the Maasai designation for the source of all things, both earthly and demonic. During the long, slow buildup to the final confrontation (itself a letdown), readers are likely to wonder how the protagonists survive any of their encounters with these walking nightmares. Aside from the sudden, memorable bursts of violence and an interesting African travelogue, this is one of Foster's weaker books. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. ### About the Author Alan Dean Foster has written many genres, including fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He wrote the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, as well as novelizations of several films including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way was the first sci-fi book to ever win the Southwest Book Award for Fiction. He lives in Prescott, Arizona with his wife, JoAnn Oxley.