The Creatures of Man - Howard L. Myers & Eric Flint

The Creatures of Man

By Howard L. Myers & Eric Flint

  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Creatures of Man book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 104 Ratings)

The Creatures of Man Howard L. Myers & Eric Flint Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NOT ONLY STRANGER THAN YOU IMAGINE, STRANGER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINEIn a distant future when humans no longer need spaceships, but hurtle between the stars faster than light, propelled and protected by implants in their bodies, the galaxy has been divided between two battling factions who contend for dominance by economic maneuvering. Each side is determined to overwhelm the other, and is likely to abandon the "Econo-War" for a genuine shooting war if it thinks that defeat is imminent. Only one thing can avert the looming disaster: a talisman of great, almost supernatural power which has been lost for millennia on a minor world called Earth.Here, The Econo-War is collected in one continuous novel-length narrative for the first time, along with other dazzling visions of future worlds: A planet where well-meaning busybodies from Earth try to "cure" the inhabitants of their craving for the exotic drug chocolate ... another planet where insects dimly recall myths of the humans who gave them intelligence before departing for the stars, and wonder if the strange creatures will ever return ... a brilliant concert pianist whose twin is the target of an inexplicable assassination plot which he must foil-because he and his "twin" share the same brain ... an intelligent weapon which was instructed billions of years ago to obliterate a race, but whose mission was frustrated by a slight malfunction-until now . . . and much more by a unique and original master of science fiction adventure."In the 1960s, Myers' stories came pouring out-almost every one of them excellent, ranging from the chilling to some of the wittiest science fiction stones ever written." -Eric Flint and Guy GordonAt the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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User reviews about this book

  • The Creatures of Man

    By RenoCliff
    This collected work is well thought out. The characters are fleshed out and believable. The timeline and the battle lines are drawn well as are the respective combatants as they engage in the econo-war. I enjoyed the advanced space flight without the confines of space craft. A fine progression of today's artificial implants that aid us lowly terrestrial humans. Take some time and enjoy the future by reading this collection.
  • The creatures of man

    By TanceLimper
    Interesting sci-fi with a fair amount of misogyny mixed in.
  • Creatures of man

    By Windcaver
    Kept my attention. Creative.
  • Creatures of man

    By Papa Rory
    A fine blast from the past. Wonderful ideas. Well worth reading.

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