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Silence Is Deadly (Jan Darzek #4)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
subtitle: in a world of sign language, there's no one to hear cries of terror
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 19th 1999 by Wildside Press (first published 1977)
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There's this one Lloyd Biggle Jr book I never finished, and I keep picking up his books wondering if this is the one. So far, I haven't found it. But they are all blasts to my past. My local library, when I was a kid, had all his books.

This book is well into a series starring Jan Darzek, who first appeared in "All The Colors of Darkness". An act of sacrifice in that book made him the only human allowed to know of the galactic civilization, which he adopts as his own and becomes a mover and shake
Michael Hall
This was a wonderful, fun, and fast read that was unusual and interesting. Jan Darzek sets out to discover why agents of the Galactic Synthesis are disappearing on a world were the inhabitants are deaf. On this world, called Kamm, he finds a dark, complex society and is totally unprepared for the difficulties he encounters. Biggle goes into great detail, amazing in such a short book, of a culture in which scent is the primary sense.

And this was so much more than a story or plot device. This was
William Crosby
An investigation of a world (where no life can hear) that apparently has a forbidden death ray.

Involves an alternative life form and society.

I liked the girl Sajjo as a character.

Nice readable story, but rather simple. Plus this alien world seemed much too human.
1978 grade A+
2002 grade A+
Ace double novel C1977
Hardcover also
Series D4
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Biggle was born in 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in World War II as a communications sergeant in a rifle company of the 102nd Infantry Division; during the war, he was wounded twice. His second wound, a shrapnel wound in his leg received near the Elbe River at the end of the war, left him disabled for life.

After the war, Biggle resumed his education. He received an A.B. Degree with High Distin
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