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The Mount by Carol Emshwiller
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Mar 11, 2010

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Read from March 11 to 15, 2010

I read Emshwiller's "The Mount" because it is our sci fi book club selection for April. The narrator in "The Mount" is a young human who has been bred to serve as a mount for the alien race called Hoots by the humans. Humans serve like horses for the aliens, providing them transport and also serving as racing animals for sport. The aliens feed the humans with propaganda, but also use brute force and bridals and bits to keep the humans in-line. "The Mount" is a unique and creative work of fiction. I'm not blown away by it, but it's thought provoking nonetheless. I'm looking forward to our discussion on it.
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