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The Creatures of Man

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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 creatures who are now the sole inhabitants, and which mankind once dominated, have been raised to a high level of intelligence and th ...more
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Madeline
This is another book I got because it's currently free for Kindle.
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
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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

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Rene
A collection of short stories. I was drawn to the latter half, the collection of Myers' "Econo-War" stories.

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
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Bhakta Jim
Back in the 1970's you would often see stories by Howard L. Myers in the magazines. They were always good stories, too. For some reason he would sometimes use the pen name "Verge Foray". His best stories were in my opinion the "econo-war" stories. In these stories humanity had conquered space (to the extent that a human being could fly to another planet without using a space ship), had something called psych-release which made everyone sane, and could provide for everyone's material needs. After ...more
Jeff
NOT ONLY STRANGER THAN YOU IMAGINE, STRANGER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE
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
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Jenny
Free for Kindle is always a nice price. I enjoyed many of the short stories, but the after the 60% point, I was more than ready to be reading something else!
Nicholas
The isolated short stories were better than the Econo-war tales. Those went on too long, with details that often felt like nothing more than filler. But the independent stories were very good.
Mitchell
Excellent collection of short stories which are as original as they are entertaining.
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From a note on publisher Baen website: ""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 Gordon

Publisher's Note: Among insiders, Baen Books has become quite renowned for its penchant for "rediscovering" great SF, and Eric Flint has become famous for compilin
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