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The Survivors by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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The Survivors (1979)

by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Paul Edwin Zimmer

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Series: Dane Marsh (2), Hunters of the Red Moon (2)

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This is a sequel to Hunters of the Red Moon, which should be read first. In that book, Dane, Rianna and Aratak are the kidnapped "prey" in a hunt involving species from different worlds. Think "The Most Dangerous Game" or Gladiator. That one was a fun, entertaining and fast pulp read. In this one the trio moving on to new challenges is investigating a "Closed World" full of unknown dangers. No one would claim this as great literature, and it's not the kind of thing you can enjoy if you nitpick the science and social assumptions to death. This is pulp fiction, with characterizations of the kind of depth you find in costumed superheroes in comic books. That doesn't mean this isn't enjoyable, although I enjoyed the first book more. But I don't think this matches in quality the best of MZB's Darkover books. (Otoh, it's better than the weakest in that series.) ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Oct 22, 2012 |
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Marion Zimmer Bradleyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Zimmer, Paul Edwinmain authorall editionsconfirmed
EnrichCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaffney, EvanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To our mother:
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A whole universe to wander around in, Dane Marsh grumbled to himself.
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Dane, Rianna and the monster Aratak ... they were the survivors of the terrible Hunt of the Red Moon. Where all others had failed, they had lived - to achieve fame and fortune and to find life in the starways unexpectedly colorless - until they were asked to check out a Closed World.

To the combined intelligences, a Closed World was one that held a mystery science had not cracked, and thereby held danger. Because the Survivors had become over-confident of their abilities, they took the challenge.

But they had not counted on the problem of the only known world with two dominant ruling species living in precarious harmony - and with the dread ghosts of white dragons that seemed bent on shattering that harmony.
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Asked to investigate a closed world, Dane, Rianne, and Aratak begin their mission but are interrupted when the uneasy peace between coexisting sentient races is threatened by ghosts and dragons.

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