The Creatures of Man
Some of the short stories are really fascinating and some of them are really unpleasant. I haven't finished the book but I can tell you this: skip the "The Earth of Nenkunal" section. Just skip it. It would be hard to make it more misogynistic if you tried, and that's before the main character rapes someone. The details make it even worse. Just don't.
Also: Eugenics. And silly eugenics at that. No, dude, being a lazy or clumsy or u ...more
A future war is being fought across the galaxy and the key to victory can be found on the legendary lost world where humanity originated - Earth. But even if the lost home world can be found, there may be no place for humans on it anymore. The once-lowly creatures who are now the sole inhabitants, and which mankind dominated in ages past, have been raised to a high level of intelligence and the future they plan is not one with any room for the former rulers of the planet. Th
Centuries from now, humanity has departed Earth and has colonized the stars. Discrete implants allow men and women to travel through the void without the need for vessels.
Factions have formed amongst the colonies, and over the centuries, they have come to the conclusion that competitiveness is part of humanity's psychological makeup. In order to harness that competitive nature towards a ...more
In 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 thi ...more
I've been really enjoying them. Unlike most modern sci-fi which caters to the action-adventures we have grown to love, these focus on a situation which at the end leaves you questioning what it means to be human, how a person thinks, what are our limits as a species and what are our strengths, etc.
Picked up while free on Kindle.