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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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Sara
Aug 06, 2013 Sara rated it did not like it
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
Bill Johnston
Jul 25, 2016 Bill Johnston rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Leaves of October is a future history of thousands of years of humanity, as told from the perspective of a species of long-lived, intelligent trees. It's a collection of short stories with long (more or less specified) intervals between them.

I like the genre of one-volume future histories, and while this one started well it lost its engagement after a few stories. The author seems to have run out of steam, though he tries to maintain the wonder and keep throwing in new situations. There just
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Don Sakers
May 06, 2013 Don Sakers rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Well-imagined story of the rise of humanity to sapiency, sometime in the future.
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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.

As a writer and editor, he has explored the thoughts of sapient trees (The Leaves of Oc
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