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Title:Sentenced to prism
Authors:Alan Dean Foster
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Not my favorite of his, but still a great story, and I often think of it when I read other books where the author seem to be circling vaguely around the same plot but not doing it half as well and as powerfully. ( )
  Inky_Fingers | Jan 5, 2013 |
Substance: Rival exploiters clash on newly-discovered planet. Arrogant hero gets humbled. Mostly an exercise in wildly imaginative alien life-forms, based on silicon, mostly photovores. Some philosophical speculation on the value of collective / community living vs. independence and individualism, with points made for each.
Interesting method of communication, but ultimately implausible.
Style: Breeezy. Lots of logical and factual inconsistencies. Basically a travelogue until mid-way, then a shoot-em-up.
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  librisissimo | Feb 6, 2012 |
For old school sci-fi fans, this one is a must! Fascinating story and likable characters make this a fun read. ( )
  Rob.Larson | Aug 5, 2011 |
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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Easy to read but quite unambitious. Anyone can invent bizarre aliens with extraordinary properties and capabilities,and many authors do so. Foster surrounds them with a very, very average plot so it all balances out to form a book that's neither offensive nor memorable. ( )
  thkey | Mar 7, 2011 |
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