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The Web of the Chozen

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He was paid to find Terraformable worlds, new planets for his corporation to plunder. Up until the day he came upon the Peace Victory, an abandoned generation ship hovering ominously above a definitely habitable planet, he believed nobody ever could.


..because he was never satisfied with anything lower than first place, beca
Mass Market Paperback, 210 pages
Published January 12th 1987 by Del Rey (first published 1978)
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First off, a special thanks to the anonymous Goodreader who sent me this book. It arrived right before Christmas, and I didn't open the package until Christmas day, thinking that one of my kids had ordered it and had it shipped directly to my place (we had all the kids home for Christmas). But when I opened the envelope on Christmas day and asked who got me the book, I was rewarded by confusion and blank stares. So someone who is not my child or my wife sent this to me. I had a few conversations ...more
Marianne Søiland
Jul 08, 2012 Marianne Søiland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Denne boka er lett sci-fi. Den er morsom og fullstendig urealistisk på ett vis. Sett fra et større perspektiv ikke så umulig som man først skulle tro. Dersom man tror på at det kan finnes liv på andre planeter, om enn ikke direkte mennesker.. Historien er tankeutfordrende, selv om dette er lett sci-fi.

Hva om jorda blir så overbefolket at vi må flytte ut i verdensrommet? Hvordan håndterer vi så andre levenede vesener? Hvordan tolker vi deres eventuelle intelligens? Og ikke minst, hvor tilpasnings
Nov 05, 2014 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
1981 grade A
2002 grade A-
Alyssa Macpherson
My first experience of Jack Chalker, recommended by a friend, and it was enjoyable. Very odd in a way that feels more in tune with the more niche parts of the Internet than a published novel but still a good read.
Samuel Lubell
SF/adventure. This time the alien (well converted humans) win over the regular humans. Fun but the plot is all there is.
Mark Palmer
Feb 15, 2013 Mark Palmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd read several of Chalker's books, but was told that this was not one of his better ones. I enjoyed it immensely.
Mar 04, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Picked this up for $1 at a library book sale. I wasn't expecting much, but ended up really liking it.
Eh, not bad but pretty weird. Goodbye and say hello to eBay. =)
May 16, 2013 Jeremiah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One of the weirdest books I've read. I liked it though.
Michel Clasquin-Johnson
Enjoyable old-fashioned sci-fi. Ends a little abruptly.
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Besides being a science fiction author, Jack Laurence Chalker was a Baltimore City Schools history teacher in Maryland for a time, a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and was involved in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Some of his books said that he was born in Norfolk, Virginia although he later claimed that was a mistake.

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“Curse him to eternal damnation! Yes! Of course!" came the emotional reply.

"Don't curse him," I said softly. "Remember--he's only a machine, just an imperfect mirror of ourselves. We made him what he is--the disease, the cancer."

There was nothing else to say, because that left only cursing ourselves, and we were already cursed.”
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