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Werewolf Principle by Clifford D. Simak

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
Tags:!sim, fantasy, sf crossover, wrong cover, use

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The Werewolf Principle by Clifford D. Simak (1967)


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The title is a little misleading for today's readers because Andrew Blake isn't really a werewolf although he is a shapeshifter. At the beginning of the book he has no knowledge of his past or of his shapeshifting abilities. He was found in stasis in an escape pod on a distant asteroid and brought back to Earth where he was revived. It wasn't realized at first that he was the result of a past attempt at genetically engineering the perfect space explorer. We gradually learn about his nature and his past along with Andrew. Simak includes some interesting ideas about how his future Earth would work, for instance, the flying houses. But, politics is still much the same.
  hailelib | Sep 8, 2016 |
An interesting foray into genetic engineering (from 1967 - it's amazing that he was so ahead of his time!), with Simak giving us a very personal take on the whole issue. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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 |
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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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