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Quozl de Alan Dean Foster
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Quozl (edició 1989)

de Alan Dean Foster

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Rabbitlike aliens from outer space colonize Earth during humankind's Second World War in a delightfully funny and thought-provoking science fiction adventure The Quozl just need somewhere to call home. A gentle race of extraterrestrial rabbits, they have a propensity for reproduction that has left their home planet, Quozlene, dangerously overpopulated, and in their search for greener and less-crowded pastures, they have discovered the perfect place to start over: the third planet away from a healthy, warming sun. What they don't realize is that this world they call Shiraz is already inhabited by a species of violent sentient creatures known as humans.   But there's no going back now. In the midst of the brutal and helpfully distracting global conflict the Shirazians call World War II, the colony ship lands undetected, and the space rabbits immediately go into hiding. But a secret like the Quozl can be concealed for only so long, especially when their numbers start to increase and certain rebellious members of the long-eared society decide the time is ripe to claim their place in a world they believe is rightfully theirs.   One of the most admired and prolific authors in the science fiction arena, Alan Dean Foster will delight readers who hunger for something different with this funny, thoughtful, and wildly inventive novel of first contact and coexistence. Once you meet the Quozl, you will never forget them.… (més)
Membre:Bob_Taylor
Títol:Quozl
Autors:Alan Dean Foster
Informació:Ace (1989), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 344 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Upstairs Library
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Etiquetes:Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paperback

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a different kind of contact story
  ritaer | Apr 20, 2020 |
Creatures from Qozlene come to earth (Shiraz) not expecting any intelligent life. When they finally meet up with humans, it's ages before they become publicly known and are then are readily accepted. ( )
  niquetteb | Jul 28, 2019 |
Wonderful quirky scifi story that makes me think a bit about human nature. I don't know if the way the Quozl view humans in this story is how a superior alien race would view us, but I suspect it does contain some truth. Fun to read and thought-provoking. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
i found the characters unrelatable, fairly unlikable, and not alien enough to be interesting. ( )
  jason9292 | Sep 24, 2015 |
Quozl, by Alan Dean Foster, is a deceptively simple story of first human/alien contact. It takes place as aliens, the Quozl, looking for a new homeworld, run out of fuel in their spaceship and decide they must settle on Earth, even though the natives appear dangerous and uncivilized, what with their constant warring. The Quozl, on the other hand, in a rejection of their own aggressive tendencies, have developed over many generations a peaceful culture that places great value upon exceptional politeness and courtesy with each other.

Introducing and following a pair of youths, a warm and fuzzy alien and an innocent human child, the story at first exudes a sunny and bright point of view that my cynical adult mind interpreted as, "Oh, this is going to be just another 'lived happily ever after' story." Additionally, the story's timeline did exhibit some jarring discontinuities. It occasionally jumped ahead anywhere from several days to several years without warning, from one paragraph to the next. Each time this left me disappointed because the storyline, now interrupted, seemed to have been developing and the characters were just getting interesting

What kept me reading, however, was not the plot but the memories of my own adolescence. I (and I suspect, most others) had faced similar desires for freedom and independence and the resultant conflicts with the wishes of authorities, public and familial. I wanted to see how the story's characters resolved them, particularly on the alien's side! As I kept reading, I was surprised to find simple conflicts morphing into meditations on trust and betrayal, sexual mores, and explorations of the capability of entertainment (possibly including this novel) to address serious matters. It was a redeeming discovery, one that made reading the book worthwhile.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  TempleCat | Nov 5, 2014 |
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Rabbitlike aliens from outer space colonize Earth during humankind's Second World War in a delightfully funny and thought-provoking science fiction adventure The Quozl just need somewhere to call home. A gentle race of extraterrestrial rabbits, they have a propensity for reproduction that has left their home planet, Quozlene, dangerously overpopulated, and in their search for greener and less-crowded pastures, they have discovered the perfect place to start over: the third planet away from a healthy, warming sun. What they don't realize is that this world they call Shiraz is already inhabited by a species of violent sentient creatures known as humans.   But there's no going back now. In the midst of the brutal and helpfully distracting global conflict the Shirazians call World War II, the colony ship lands undetected, and the space rabbits immediately go into hiding. But a secret like the Quozl can be concealed for only so long, especially when their numbers start to increase and certain rebellious members of the long-eared society decide the time is ripe to claim their place in a world they believe is rightfully theirs.   One of the most admired and prolific authors in the science fiction arena, Alan Dean Foster will delight readers who hunger for something different with this funny, thoughtful, and wildly inventive novel of first contact and coexistence. Once you meet the Quozl, you will never forget them.

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