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Book Title: Hunters of the Red Moon|
The size of the: 850 KB
Date of issue: October 2nd 1984
The author of the book: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780879979683
Read full description of the books Hunters of the Red Moon:I was voting on a list of Sci-fi books and I realized that this book hasn't had a lot of attention. I read this in High School and it's affected everything sci-fi wise from what I read to those things I tried to write and even Television Shows.
This is an adventure story into the vast unknown void of space. It's full of rich and interesting characters from a huge 9 foot tall Protosaur (lizardman) with a wonderful sense of humor to a beautiful empath and a sexy lady warrior. The Protagonist is interesting, dashing and handsome and the world they roam has an interesting history and a deadly secret.
This is probably the best Action Adventure that Bradley ever wrote. It's more exciting than her Darkover Novels, if perhaps a little rougher around the edges and more of a genre filling paperback (pulp fiction maybe?)
For a Synopsis listen to "Come Sail Away" by Styx. Except, these illegal aliens can't be confused with angels. They abduct the main hero from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean and the "renascence man" goes to the stars for the adventure of his life. The first part, escape from the Slavers that grabbed him! Can he team up with the 9 foot Lizard with the gentle, laid back disposition? Does he bite?
The Protosaurian is probably one of the coolest supporting cast characters in Sci-fi. There female characters are generally alright, for a book written in the 70s. It's likely that they were pushing boundaries in 1973, though by modern standards and expectations they may not be as "equal" as they could be. They are fighters and leaders, intelligent and capable. The villains are interesting, complex and, in a wonderful way, very alien.
If you like weapons, there is all manner of weaponry to be seen here. If you like fighting, this is one big brawl almost from start to finish. If you like love stories, there is, of course, a love story here. If you like thrillers this is the sci-fi version of the Island of Dr. Moreaux and if you like action...trust me, there is action.
It may not be seen as more than pulp fiction. There may be things that modern readers and writers look at as terrible flaws. You could look at it that way, but I say a fun read's just a fun read. Why spoil it by thinking. Just read and enjoy.
But for those who cannot let go of "important themes" and "social responsibility" there is a clear message about what you do to yourself when you bring harm willingly to others, even in a fight for your life through the Empath. There's a gentle, lesson about finding "humanity" or the equivalent of it, in a creature that is utterly strange and alien to you in this book through the Proto-saurian and a lesson in the dangers of "not being alone out there" for the conspiracy theorists and fans. Sure, this book doesn't look like Childhood's End or A Space Odyssey, nor does it read like one. Yet, it's all there like you can find in any good science fiction story, if you’re willing to look.
Warnings (have to be some right?)
1) Violence... yes, lots of that wonderful 70s era violence. It's a good story. It’s nothing horrible or frightening. It's manageable by YA readers, teens and old people. If you have a thing against violence, then this isn't for you, but, if you can handle a prime time police show, you can handle this.
2) Love, Sex and Romance - Yes, it's all here too. Do not confuse this with a Sci-Fi-Romance. It's just a space fantasy-adventure but it's got some beautiful ladies who can kick butt, human and otherwise, and a hot he-one-hunky-dude hero and none of them know...(big sigh, heaving breast flutter eyelashes and let the dude's say "Schwing!") if they'll live to see another day! What the heck do you think's going to happen under these conditions?
Bottom line 4 stars... it's just a darned fun read.
Read information about the authorMarion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.
Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about "the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be." Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly.
Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works outside the speculative fiction genre, including some gay and lesbian pulp fiction novels. For example, I Am a Lesbian was published in 1962. Though relatively tame by today's standards, they were considered pornographic when published, and for a long time she refused to disclose the titles she wrote under these pseudonyms.
Her 1958 story The Planet Savers introduced the planet of Darkover, which became the setting of a popular series by Bradley and other authors. The Darkover milieu may be considered as either fantasy with science fiction overtones or as science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover is a lost earth colony where psi powers developed to an unusual degree. Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by herself, but in her later years collaborated with other authors for publication; her literary collaborators have continued the series since her death.
Bradley took an active role in science-fiction and fantasy fandom, promoting interaction with professional authors and publishers and making several important contributions to the subculture.
For many years, Bradley actively encouraged Darkover fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley's that had similarities to some of the fan's stories. As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction.
Bradley was also the editor of the long-running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non-traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors. Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including male authors in her anthologies. Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies. She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley. Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death in September of 1999.
Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon. A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books; like the Darkover series, the later novels are written with or by other authors and have continued to appear after Bradley's death.
In 2000, she was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In 2014, Bradley was accused of sexual abuse by her daughter, Moira Greyland, who claims that she was molested from the age of 3 to 12. Greyland also claimed that she was not the only victim and that she was one of the people who reported her father, Walter H. Breen, for child molestation. In response to these allegations Bradley's publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd announced that they will donate all income from the sales of Bradley's e-books to the charity Save the Children.
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