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Of Beasts and Men

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"With its social and political insights, Of Beasts and Men is a different kind of sci-fi drama, blending hard science with a societal focus rarely seen in the genre. It's recommended for leisure readers who want a healthy dose of philosophical and social reflection in the course of their adventure stories, and features a compelling, thought-provoking story of morality, alien and human origins and experiments, and the crossroads of ethics against the backdrop of humanity's world-changing drives."

- Diane Donovan, Recommended Reading - Donovan's Literary Services.
  AnikeKirsten | Jun 8, 2017 |
Editorial Review:

"With its social and political insights, Of Beasts and Men is a different kind of sci-fi drama, blending hard science with a societal focus rarely seen in the genre. It's recommended for leisure readers who want a healthy dose of philosophical and social reflection in the course of their adventure stories, and features a compelling, thought-provoking story of morality, alien and human origins and experiments, and the crossroads of ethics against the backdrop of humanity's world-changing drives."

- Diane Donovan, Recommended Reading - Donovan's Literary Services.
  AnikeKirsten | Jun 8, 2017 |
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With its social and political insights, Of Beasts and Men is a different kind of sci-fi drama, blending hard science with a societal focus rarely seen in the genre. It's recommended for leisure readers who want a healthy dose of philosophical and social reflection in the course of their adventure stories, and features a compelling, thought-provoking story of morality, alien and human origins and experiments, and the crossroads of ethics against the backdrop of humanity's world-changing drives.
 
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Equality requires the successful implementing
of equity; where the entirety of the one
needs to be risen up to the level of
the entirety of the other.
Dedication
To you, who suffer—there is hope.
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It was a blur; the eve sky burned in a haze of
red and purple as the ship lifted out from under
the electromagnetic grid that kept Andrometre
safe.
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"Many don't. No one seems to ask," He shrugged. "And if no one asks, no one looks, so no one knows."
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“If cyberpunk, other worlds, genetic engineering, and social issues are desirable factors in a sci-fi read, then Of Beasts and Men perfectly fits this profile for excellence, offering a sweeping, engrossing saga in a Far Earth Anthology in which social oppression occupies centerfield.”
– Diane Donovan.

When worlds collide, as those in Diaspora by Greg Egan and The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, a new dystopia emerges in a far-off future. Andrometre is one such world where Gliese Libra, a Librarian of considerable power, is pulled into the final war between humanity and its oppressors. Along with Albert Hollows, a human and forerunner for the Insurgency, Gliese uncovers truths of her race; truths of their planet and their biology.

Follow Gliese’s story as she battles with herself and the oppressors, to overcome her conflicts of identity and guides humanity to salvation.

Nothing is ever as it seems.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0620743662, Paperback)

Of Beasts and Men is a dystopian science fiction pocket novel that deals with social injustices, the consequence of reckless genetic engineering, and clandestine politics; through the perspective of a privileged person.

On a distant planet - where literature rules the economy, cybernetic technology flourishes, and one race oppresses the other - Gliese Libra, a Librarian of considerable influence, must find understanding and equilibrium, through conflicts of identity, interest, and existence, to save humanity from annihilation.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:15:06 -0400)

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