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Werewolf Principle (original 1967; edition 1985)

by Clifford D. Simak

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Title:Werewolf Principle
Authors:Clifford D. Simak
Info:Mandarin (1985), Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Recommendations ONLY, Your library, Fantasy
Rating:****
Tags:!sim, fantasy, sf crossover, wrong cover, use

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The werewolf principle by Clifford D. Simak (1967)

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Not a bad book but missing the elements to make it a great book, Simak's The Werewolf Principle is the story of Andrew Blake,a man found floating frozen in space and brought back to Earth to try to rebuild his life and find out who he is. Quickly, however, it is discovered that he is not what he seems, and he finds himself pursued and racing against time - and himself - to discover who and what he is.

There are so many touches to like about Simak's writing. He had a peculiarly amusing imagination, and a sense of the pastoral which I always find evocative, particularly in this book and Ring Around the Sun. Houses that fly from foundation to foundation, rooms that argue over the care of their inhabitants, a variety of flying vehicles and floating cars... These are all whimsical, imaginative turns, also reminiscent of [b:The Goblin Reservation|668714|The Goblin Reservation|Clifford D. Simak|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1176948553s/668714.jpg|2381581], which this book reminds me of strongly. But for all of this, something happens where the story becomes disjointed and loses its smooth narrative flow. It even seemed as though the book ended around the 180th page, only to fire up into a lengthy coda, perhaps to meet a deadline.

Still a pleasant, quick read that didn't require a lot of attention. I'm told variously thatCity is Simak's best work, so that is probably where I will go next. Two and a half to three stars. ( )
  Bill_Bibliomane | Aug 1, 2013 |
andrew blake finds imself on a planet that allegedly has no life. He is found by earthlings and returned home. He is carrying two other personalities in his body and the three of them confuse and comboogle the scientific establishment. Finally, Blake realizes he no lolnger is human and steals a rocket ship and takes off to find a home for himself. ( )
  andyray | Sep 8, 2011 |
This was my first book by Simak and I love his writing style. He creates beautiful images without boring me and without losing the story (like some authors seem to do when they get descriptive). The ending was so shocking I actually sat up and gasped. An excellent book about a man from space returning "home."

http://iamagirldork.livejournal.com/12253.html ( )
  iamagirldork | Jun 14, 2007 |
Humanity is again thinking about genetic engineering as a tool for the exploration of space, to look at malleable androids, or other forms that could interact easily with alien beings and environments.

This had been tried before, and failed, because melding with alien beings or minds allowed them partial or full control of the host, and they could change forms back at times - hence the Werewolf Principle.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2006/12/werewolf-principle-clifford-d-simak.html ( )
  bluetyson | Dec 23, 2006 |
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Andrew Blake is discovered huddled inside a capsule on a remote star and is brought back to earth. Over 200 years old and suffering from amnesia, Blake seems normal until he becomes aware of two alien beings who lurk inside his body. Dangerously possessed, Blake breaks out of the hospital to look for his past. "First-class entertainment".--Sunday Times.

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