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Victory on Janus (Janus #2)

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In the vast jungles of Janus, the peopkle of Ift and Naill Renfro, former Earthman and now halfling, were in trouble: Earthmen were destroying their homeland and they had no idea why.

Until Renfro discovered that people who looked like Ifts, whose minds were controlled by an unknown, unnamable foe, had set the Earthmen against them.

Now Renfro and the Ifts had to battle an e
Mass Market Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 12th 1980 by Del Rey (first published 1966)
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I've always feld a sneaking sympathy for That Which Abides. I felt it before I even found out what That was--and afterward, I felt even worse for the poor thing. I grant that it did terrible things--but did nobody every TRY to talk to it, and find some compromise? The "Oath of forgetting and
side-sitting" (great name, btw) is just arbitrarily imposed--no discussion, no bargaining. And later, even worse damage is done to It, without so much as a 'by-your-leave'.

What's meant to be represented as
Oct 18, 2009 Daniel rated it it was amazing
A great book! It was a nice conclusion to Judgment on Janus, and as part of the Dipple Series.
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Jun 13, 2014 Joe Santoro rated it did not like it
Shelves: soft_sf
This book was, well, terrible. Perhaps if I'd read the first one, I'd have been more amused. The story focuses on a band of aliens that love nature and live in trees... though they used to be human, and somehow got turned into these guys (guess that was in the 1st book). Apparently the humans are trying to get rid of them, because robots that look like the aliens are attacking their space port..but it's not clear why.

The 'bad guy' is 'THAT WHO ABIDES' (always in caps).. and seems to be some sor
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Aug 13, 2007 S.A. Parham rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
This is probably my least favorite of my childhood Norton collection, which explains why I saved it to read last. While the idea (species survival by infecting others with specially designed artifacts) is interesting, I felt that the author didn't explore it fully. I understand that she tries very hard to avoid the "all-knowing narrator voice" in her books, which usually I appreciate. But in this case, having the main character constantly in the dark became too frustrating for me to enjoy the ...more
Sep 19, 2008 Hannah rated it liked it
Recommended to Hannah by: On my parent's shelf. Theirs? My siblings?
Shelves: fluff-reading
Very compelling story. Managed to get a surprise ending, though I was several years younger and easier to surprise.
Pam Hoffman
Oct 24, 2009 Pam Hoffman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Andre Norton fans
Recommended to Pam by: none
I love Andre Norton and this book certainly has ideas, like they all do...I wish it weren't QUITE as tedious with the back and forth trekking...
Jan 02, 2013 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well done second book in the Janus Series. First book: Judgment On Janus. A good read from the 1960's.
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See my comments about Judgment on Janus.
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" ...more
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