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The Leaves of October

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Hlutr: immensely old, terribly wise.and utterly alien. Long before life crawled from the oceans of Earth, the forests of the Hlutr stood on a million worlds. Their soundless songs filled space, and their mastery of evolution had brought peace to countless planets. When Mankind went out into the stars, he found the Hlutr waiting for him. Waiting to observe, to converse, ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Speed-Of-C Productions (first published 1988)
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This book (of collected short stories woven together using a shaky framing device) was a struggle to complete. Though several of the pieces hold their own individually, shoving them together as a "novel" creates an inescapable sense of redundancy. The loudly-touted message of the book is crystal clear from its first few pages, then repeatedly hammered into the skull of the reader, chapter after chapter after chapter. Unfortunately, this repetition doesn't offer any additional meaning to the stor ...more
Well-imagined story of the rise of humanity to sapiency, sometime in the future.
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May 06, 2013 Don Sakers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Don Sakers was launched the same month as Sputnik One, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should become a science fiction writer. A Navy brat by birth, he spent his childhood in such far-off lands as Japan, Scotland, Hawaii, and California. In California, rather like a latter-day Mowgli, he was raised by dogs.

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