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Aldair: The Legion of Beasts (Aldair #4)

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"One of the strangest adventurers in the history of science fiction. It is millennia from now and mankind has vanished from the Earth, under mysterious circumstances...

But he has left a legacy behind him: a host of intelligent species artificially enhanced by means of humanity's genetic science. Aldair is one such product, an intelligent, upright pig.

It is not given to eve
Mass Market Paperback, DAW #466 (UE1696), 174 pages
Published January 5th 1982 by DAW
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Jul 01, 2009 Charles rated it it was amazing
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This is the last in the Aldair series and is actually my favorite. The whole series is a lot of fun, and with quite a bit of food for thought.
Aug 23, 2013 Derek rated it it was ok
The series has either evolved or drifted from its original concept. It started as an adventure in quasi-historical civilizations and moved to an expedition to a lost or 'new' world, before becoming, in this book, a sort of 'space barbarian' thing and finally settling into space opera.
The scale of the story opens up as Aldair uncovers more and more about the underpinnings of his world.

It certainly shows a progression of ideas or setting, but the reader's enjoyment may be limited depending upon hi
Mar 09, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it
Can't remember when i first read this book or how it even came into my possession, but as a teenager i was enthralled by it. I found out long after i'd read it that it was the final book in a series of four and then spent the next 10 years or so wondering where i could find them. Eventually i stopped wondering and started actually looking for them in every used book store i could find until i located 2 of them in Chicago (i live in the Detroit area) the summer between my freshman and sophomore y ...more
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In the far future animals have evolved into humanoid forms. Nice science fantasy adventure story. I read the last book first and still enjoyed it.
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Neal Barrett, Jr. was a writer of fantasy, science fiction, mystery/suspense, and historical fiction. His story "Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus" was nominated for both the 1988 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 1989 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
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