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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kymberlee, I just saw this today. Nor Crystal Tears was written by Alan Dean Foster.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

::shrug::

What about "Man of Two Worlds" by Frank Herbert/Brian Herbert? It focuses on an alien and a human who end up being combined in the same body, whilst jumping back and forth between their different perspectives (they share a body but their minds are still intact).

I don't know that it's exactly what you're looking for but that's about the closest thing I can think of off the top of my head.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow is filled with too many characters to mention, one of which is a lightbulb named Byron whose goal is to free other lightbulbs from their oppressive lives. He's a small character in the book--pretty much a digression. Great read though.

Byron is the only non-human sentient character that I can think of right now.




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I read a book more than twenty years ago by Frank Herbert -- not one of his Dune books. I cannot recall the title, but maybe someone else can if I give a brief description.

One of the main characters, from whom we see some point of view scenes, was an alien. One scene I remember vividly was how he was in the water. The water was filled with his offspring, as he and his mate (or maybe mates? can't remember now) had recently spawned. He was eating the babies, as was the tradition for the fathers of his species. They wanted only the strongest of the young to manage to survive.

Danlo? Fist? Other Herbert fans? This sound familiar to anyone?

Yeh, Lurch got it, The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbet Very weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piers Anthony wrote a book about a species of beings who are lenses. I read it a very long time ago and didn't keep it, but I have vivid memories of these characters rolling on threads through space. [...searching, searching...]

There it is. It's called VISCOUS CIRCLE. He wrote it while he had cat scratch fever. He made that excuse for its extreme wierdness.

Another author: Jack Chalker did a lot with shapeshifting into other species, especially in the Well of Souls series.

And don't forget ANONYMOUS REX by Eric Garcia. His characters are disguised as humans and doing human things, but in a fabulously dinosaurian way.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alynna Lis Eachann wrote:
Surprise! You're moving to the General Lit forum. Smile

BTW, onewyteduck mentioned books told from the perspective of animals... but neglected to mention Black Beauty. This may be (I could be wrong) the original animal POV novel, even though Beauty does come off sounding like a human servant more than a horse a lot of the time. If you haven't read this one, I highly recommend it, if for no other reason than to say that you have, indeed, read it. Kinda like LOTR. Wink

BLACK BEAUTY! EXACTLY what I first thought of Alynna! Good one!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uuummm, ive read a few from animal piont of views. Like The Sight, Fire Bringer, The Warrior series, Beast. Sorry i dont have the Authors cant recall their names.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flatland by Edwin A Abbot. A tale set in a two dimensional world occupied by geometrical figures, the narraror of which is a square. [Published in 1884]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theDespiser wrote:
i liked the movie of Watership Down....i tried to read the book but could never really get into it...i dont even remember much about the movie now


Watership Down is my favorite book. I have likely read it a dozen times.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few H.P. Lovecraft stories are written from a non-human perspective.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
Flatland by Edwin A Abbot. A tale set in a two dimensional world occupied by geometrical figures, the narraror of which is a square. [Published in 1884]


Hey, I just picked up a copy of that. Very Happy Wondered why it caught my attention. Very Happy

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