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Mass Market Paperback, 253 pages
Published June 28th 1985 by Tor Books (first published 1983)
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Earthman's burden
Alexander Jones crash lands to find himself among a sentient race that have briefly met humans once before, at least long enough to read a western novel. Now the entire Hoka culture has come to be based on the limited repertoire of westerns they read. Now they are teddy bears in chaps riding the local version of 'horses'. Later with more books to read subcultures based on other literary genres are the backdrops to other short stories.
Jones survives his first meeting but is sent...more
Michel De paepe
Dangerous teddy bears. Great fun.
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Pseudonym A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P. Sanders, P. A. Kingsley.

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous a...more
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