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Preview — Star Hunter by Andre Norton
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Ras Hume, a spaceship pilot now sunk to interplanetary hunting safari guide, discovers a long-lost spaceship crashed on an unexplored planet (no survivors) and has a bright idea. He visits a Mafia-type crime lord and proposes a huge scam: take an orphaned and aimless young man, illegally brain-wipe him so he believes he's the ...more
This is my first Andre Norton book, and I really liked it. A seemingly straight forward partnership launches the tale, Hume wants a little payback, and Wass wants a reasonable, if illegal, profit. As they set their plan in motion, and the story unfolds, all of the characters are reminded of the many perils of new frontiers.
Vye was an intriguing character, as he wrestles with the situation June and Wass' plot places him in. He comes to learn a l ...more
I had read this story in the early 1960's so this was my getting re-acquainted with ...more
This was an enjoyable book. A disgruntled guild spacer discovered the crash sight of a family who owned billions of credits and property. He approaches a criminal mind to make arrangements to present some older teenager as the lost son to obtain some of those billions.
Jim Roberts, who narrated the book, is not an actor. I'm so accustomed to actors narrating books, that it took a couple of chapters to get used to someone who does straigh ...more
A good story with twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Criminals, memory manipulation, hidden agendas, and a young man seeking a better life all come together on a planet containing an alien life that was hidden during the planetary survey.
I fully enjoyed read an Andre Norton book I had missed as a teen reader of her work. ...more
The plot of this one is a bit weird because it starts off really interesting, and ends like halfway through, turning from that point onward into the normal "buddy cop" adventure. This isn't a spoiler, but basically one guy betrays/se ...more
A hunter who runs safaris on wild planets concocts a plan to inherit a fortune by planting a phony heir at the site of where the real one crash landed.
The imposter has to be implanted with some false memories through the process of "brain-channeling", but unfortunately he still vaguely remembers who he is. More unfortunate still, the ...more
Nahuatl's larger moon pursued the smaller, greenish globe of its companion across a cloudless sky in which the stars made a speckled pattern like the scales of a huge serpent coiled around a black bowl. Ras Hume paused at the border of scented spike-flowers on the top terrace of the Pleasure House to wonder why he thought of serpents. He understood. Mankind's age-old hatred, brought from his native planet to the distant stars, was evil symbolized by a coil in a twisted, belly-path across the gro...more