New York: Ballantine, 1980. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth with pictorial dustjacket. 219p. Signed by author. Book and dustjacket in very good condition. Some shelfwear present on dustjacket edges. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. Foster signature on title page. Item #141242
Cachalot is an ocean planet where humans have begun building floating cities. It is also the same planet where all of Earth’s cetaceans were transplanted six hundred years ago after the Covenant of Peace was enacted with all intelligence-enhanced ocean dwellers. Five of these cities have been destroyed when a middle-aged scientist and her late-teen daughter are dispatched to the planet to discover the source of the attacks. Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, a prolific creator of and contributor to book series as well as the author of more than 20 standalone novels. He is especially prolific in his novelizations of film scripts. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently resides in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife. This book is signed by Foster himself.