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The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven

The Flight of the Horse

by Larry Niven

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The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven

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Liked "Flash Crowd" and "What good is a glass dagger". The other stories were eh... I'm not really a fan of Niven's sense of humor or how he ends stories with a "funny" comment. ( )
  lavaturtle | Dec 31, 2014 |
Haville Svetz was the friggin' worst temporal retriever ever: totally unable to identify a horse and killing creatures he was supposed to be bringing back alive. Plus, author's whole bit about the dogs, which had been bred to be able to breathe the new air at the sacrifice of their individual breed characteristics thus voiding all future opportunities for dog shows only to be confined to zoos and cages because people were morons and the fact that the dogs could breathe the air freaked them out? Jeez. What was the point of that?

If Niven hadn't written this in so serious a tone, it would have been a farce.

Okay, I did enjoy the story "What Good is a Glass Dagger." ( )
  noneofthis | Jan 23, 2009 |
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There was a time when I had to tell a story to someone, verbally, to know if it was worth writing. I had to know where the story was confused, or what points to explain fully, or whether I had made my point, or even whether I had a point to make. I bent a lot of ears in those days.
This book is dedicated to those who were willing to listen. Starting with my brother Mike.
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