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The Flying Sorcerers [Paperback]

David Gerrold , Larry Niven
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March 11 2004
This funny and insightful science fiction classic introduces Shoogar, the greatest wizard ever known in his village. His spells can strike terror in the hearts of even his most powerful enemies. But the enemy he faces now is like none he has ever seen before. The stranger has come from nowhere and is ignorant of even the most basic principles of magic. But the stranger has an incredibly powerful magic of his own. There is no room in Shoogar’s world for an intruder whose powers match his own, let alone one whose powers might exceed his. So before the blue sun can cross the face of the red sun once more, Shoogar will show this stranger just who is boss.

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"David Gerrold proves that he can do all the things that made us love Heinlein’s storytelling—and often better." -- Orson Scott Card, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead

"Niven . . . lifts the reader far from the conventional world—and does it with a dash." -- Los Angeles Times

About the Author

David Gerrold is the author of the Hugo and Nebula award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself and When HARLIE Was One and the popular Star Wolf, Dingillian, and Chtorr series. He also wrote “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode of Star Trek, voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California. Larry Niven, author of The Integral Trees and Ringworld, has been the recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Skylark, and Locus awards. He lives in Los Angeles.

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I was awakened by Pilg the Crier pounding excitedly on the wall of my nest and crying, "Lant! Lant! It's happened! Come quickly!" Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine work May 14 2004
Format:Paperback
This book is really a great work if you realize what it is, comical sci-fi. And it is not a Niven story but a Gerrold one, if you liked The Trouble With Tribbles episode of Star Trek then this for you.
To dananbethany> It's a pun, As a mauve. Asimov.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked treasure March 26 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the funniest SF books out there. I've got an old tattered copy, and I will order the new edition when it comes out. The book is full of cultural, SF and fandom references. Some might be a little dated (for example, the symbol of the sheep, the horned box, is a reference to a TV with antenna, and how many people have seen one of THOSE lately?), but overall, this book holds up very well.
To answer another reviewer's question would be a spoiler, but anyone who wishes to know who Purple was based on can email me at my nickname at hotmail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Fun March 14 2004
By Dana
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I love this book - it is funny. I have had the book for at least 10 years but I have yet to figure out - what is Purple's real name? It has something to do with "as a color, shade of purple-gray" and "mauve" but I cannot piece it together. Any help would be appreciated!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful romp June 7 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I picked this up (or it was loaned to me) because I was tickled by the title. It's a very entertaining story about a technologically advanced traveller's visit to a fairly primitive world, narrated by one of the primitives. It's an hilarious treatment of Clarke's Law in action, and a colossal pun near the end will delight long-time SF readers enormously.
This is definitely a 'G'-rated title in my book.
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