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?
Jack Vance ¶ The Dragon Masters mobi
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