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Eyes of Fire

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On a secret mission of surveillance and experimentation the ship Dharmakaya had come. What its travelers found was a ruling race of humanoids, the Tropiards, their feelings reflected in their hard, glowing eyes of crystal.

But there were beings below these leaders, beings who threatened even as they enticed, a mysterious, mystical subculture known as the Sh'gaidu. To win th
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Mass Market Paperback, #46572-2, 262 pages
Published May 1st 1983 by Timescape / Pocket (first published January 1980)
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Larou
Dec 10, 2013 Larou added it
This used to be Michael Bishop’s first novel, before (as he explains in an Afterword) he completely re-worked it and it became his seventh. I actually did read the first version way back when (and even might still have my copy lying around somewhere), but have to confess that I don’t remember much about it except that it was all rather weird but that I liked it. Which, as it happens, would also sum up my impression of this rewritten version. (A word on the title: the novel was called A Funeral f ...more
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Not Bishop's best, but there were many aspects of the story that I liked. Michael Bishop has always been a thoughtful world-builder.
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Michael Lawson Bishop is an award-winning American writer. Over four decades & thirty books, he has created a body of work that stands among the most admired in modern sf & fantasy literature.

Bishop received a bachelor's from the Univ. of Georgia in 1967, going on to complete a master's in English. He taught English at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs from 1
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