eBook [The Dragon Masters latin american history] by Jack Vance

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Ve developed grotesue mutant human warriors The mysterious Sacerdotes watch and wait for Aerlith and Coralyne's final contestHugo Award winner 1963 Here s a link to the public domain PDF scan of Galaxy I believe this is the best reading experience because it has maps and creature illustrations in a story where such things aren t always clear The Kindle for Mac version is scrambled so stick with PDF in your viewerhttpsia601003usarchiveorg3iteSome kids can t choke down Brussel sprouts and make all kinds of ghastly faces That was me trying to read and eventually listen to this It took at least ten attempts to finish and the ending went over my head Would have been better with the original illustrationsIt s uncomfortable when something should be in my purview but is not Vance was baffled by this Hugo and so am I Here s some whining unclear point of view soggy start too many factions too fast on too small of a planet not detailed enough not grounded an Alice In The Country Of Clover reading experience because it has maps and creature illustrations in a story where such things aren t always clear The Kindle for Mac version is scrambled so stick with PDF in your viewerhttpsia601003usarchiveorg3iteSome kids can t choke down Brussel sprouts and make all kinds of ghastly faces That was me trying to What Sucks Us In Will Surely Swallow Us Whole read and eventually listen to this It took at least ten attempts to finish and the ending went over my head Would have been better with the original illustrationsIt s uncomfortable when something should be in my purview but is not Vance was baffled by this Hugo and so am I Here s some whining unclear point of view soggy start too many factions too fast on too small of a planet not detailed enough not grounded an

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The Dragon Masters

Future conflict each side improves its slaves with genetic engineering On Aerlith men have bred Basics into fearsome troops; on Coralyne Basics ha Wow don t uite know what to make of this one It was enjoyable enough and certainly aspires to a level of profoundness although I m not so sure I get it Aliens enslave humans genetically altering and breeding them into steeds and super soldiers Humans do same to said aliens creating the dragons of the title The uestion I suppose is whether this is any ethical than what the aliens are doing Riding around on dragons certainly seems less grotesue than lizard like grephs galloping around on humans There are a number of clashes between the two main human factions and obviously between humans and aliens In the end though it didn t make a heck of a lot of sense There is a nifty twist involving a third set of beings the sacerdotes which I thought was pretty satisfying Perhaps I m attempting to read to much into

summary The Dragon Masters

Man has warred for centuries with the reptilian race called Basics The winner of each bloody encounter has made slaves of the loser but in this far How many times does a man die What better way to lose a life than in the pursuit of glory


10 thoughts on “The Dragon Masters

  1. says:

    New introduction by Norman SpinradFrontispiece by Richard PowersThe Dragon Masters first appeared in Galaxy magazine in 1962A curious race of people called sacerdotes inhabit caves in the tiny world of Aerlith Every adult to become a full member of the group must complete a tand Once the tand is completed it is examined by a group of elders

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    From the golden age of Science FictionLizard men have captured all human planets except Aerlith by using genetical

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    How many times does a man die What better way to lose a life than in the pursuit of glory

  4. says:

    Wow don't uite know what to make of this one It was enjoyable enough and certainly aspires to a level of profoundness although I'm not so sure I get it Aliens enslave humans genetically altering and breeding them into steeds and super soldiers Humans do same to said aliens creating the dragons of the title The uestion I suppose is

  5. says:

    What's amazing to me about this book is how much Vance accomplishes in so little space In a mere 133 pages he establishes

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    What is particularly astounding about this short novel is how much Vance manages to pack into a small number of pages; and he does so without the result seeming cluttered or contrivedSo we are given a galaxy where men once had an empire but no longer do; a few scattered worlds where humans cling to life in unusual societies something Vance is

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    As in many of Vance’s ’lost colony’ tales this is another society at the feudal level descended from a planetary colony abandoned by the rest of Humanity The communities – who breed dragons for sport and warfare – are preyed upon every few decades by grephs creatures who arrive in long black ships and take awa

  8. says:

    Here's a link to the public domain PDF scan of Galaxy I believe this is the best reading experience because it has maps and creature illustrations in a story where such things aren't always clear The Kindle for Mac version is scrambled so stick with PDF in your viewerhttpsia601003usarchiveorg3iteSome kids can't choke down Brussel s

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    I've been eager to read The Dragon Masters for a long long time Back when I was a teenager I spent a lot of time reading coffee table books about science fiction and something about the description Men and reptiles wage war on one another using warriors genetically engineered from the captured enemy stuck with me for years after I'd read the two sentence blurb underneath the cover photo In my mind I built up a fairly comprehensive idea of

  10. says:

    It's hard and arbitrary to pick one Jack Vance for a favorite but I love this one All of his strengths few if any of his weaknesses Due for a reread I thinkHere's Michael Chabon“Jack Vance is the most painful case of all the writers I love who I feel don’t get the credit they deserve If ‘The Last Castle’ or ‘The Dragon Masters’ had the name Italo Calvino on it or just a foreign name it would be received as

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