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eBook õ The Dragon Masters Mass Market Paperback ✓ Jack Vance ✓ [PDF] ✑ The Dragon Masters By Jack Vance – Insolpro.co.uk 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 future conflict eaVe 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 and telly Kind of wish someone would feed me the punchline so I know what the hubbub is all about Audiobook not recommended The reader is not in agreement with other Vance readers pronunciations

eBook ✓ The Dragon Masters ¶ Jack Vance

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?

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The Dragon MastersFuture 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 itThis novel did win the Hugo award in 1963 for best novella short story and not best novel as the cover blurb will lead you to believe It's Jack Vance so it's not bad by any means but this isn't his best work by a long shot I much prefer the Planet of Adventure series and Tales of the Dying Earth to this