Notes: Earthman’s Burden was translated by Hilia Brinis as “Hoka Sapiens”. Single stories were translated as follows: • The Sheriff of Canyon Gulch as “Lo. HOKA SAPIENS 25/5/ EARTHMAN’S BURDEN () Copertina di Karel Thole POUL ANDERSON / GORDON R. DICKSON. Si spazia dal giallo classico al romanzo d’avventura piratesco, il tutto condito da un sottofondo fantascientifico molto ironico e leggero. Hoka Sapiens non è certo .
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Pokes fun at stuffed shirts and imperialism and a few other sacred cows. Surely, this couldn’t be serious science fiction! Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Anderson and Dickson, two successful, experienced SF authors, were obviously having a lot of fun, and they came up with a premise and with characters–the Hoka, large, powerful, but kindly teddy bears–that are perfect for this sort of story.
But sure enough, there it was Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Earthman’s Burden is simply hilarious. An author such as Jasper Fforde could have picked up this idea and done something good with it. The story kept me laughing from throughout.
An author such as Jasper Fforde could hav These stories can be classified as part of the rather small genre of science-fiction farce. Indeed, I could very much imagine the stories as scripts for a British comedy, and it would probably work better that way, as I wouldn’t be imagining the critters as stupid people as I sometimes did were there actual fluffy puppets out on a TV screen. Back to home page Return to top.
Apr 26, Ralph Jenkins rated it it was amazing. The French Foreign Legion! Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Read this with the boys. Without giving too much away, in the future, we’ve discovered a plant populated by a race that looks like teddy bears.
They can not tell the difference between reality and the story and so attempt to subconsciously make the whole story reality. Richard Kulikauskas rated it really liked it Jan 11, The series opens with Alexander Jones, crash landed on Toka, their planet, realizing that the first explorers had introduced new concepts to them by use of the Wild West.
They’re an extremely literal race and when they are presented with literature and movies from Earth, they take on those roles quite seriously. May 01, Brian Schiebout rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Earthman’s Burden Jones who is the planetary commissioner finds a serious problem when he discovers piracy afloat in Yo Ho Hoka!.
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I loved this book when I was younger. Read more about the condition. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Published September 1st by Avon Books first published Unfortunately, the stories themselves are very flimsy, and it seems generous to give them even two stars.
Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. This book was a big surprise to me. Feb 16, Jacand rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You couldn’t possibly read this without feeling uplifted and entertained. I’ll never hokaa at Teddy Bears the same way again. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. The first story the Sherriff of Canyon Gulch tells how the main character in Earthman’s Burden by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson is a collection of short stories set in the Hoka universe.
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A little role play never hurt anyone, right? We shall often find his attitude uncosmic, his mind naively fumbling in its attempts to grasp the nuances of that which we teach him. Totally recommend this – it’s more humor than sci-fi.
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Jim King rated it liked it Jan 21, Aug 26, Bridget rated it really liked it Shelves: Were Scottish space engineers already a cliche by that time? The Hokas have cheerfully adopted them whole cloth. Open Preview See a Problem? English Choose a language for shopping.
Sign in to check out Check out as guest. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is a lighthearted, silly collection of short stories detailing one Earthman delegate’s misadventures in attempting to quell the Hoka’s vivid imagination to little success.
And this is a fix-up of such stories. He married Karen Kruse in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Okay- I’m just going to ignore the title for now because I have no idea what the authors were thinking when they chose it. Ten gallon hats, longhorns albeit reptilian, and even men’s names, no matter how annoying it is to have so many Texs or Lone Rangers, but the women kept to the old names rather than all be Jane.