Earthman's Burden - Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson

A collection of short stories.


Or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Toka, 500 light-years from the Solar System. Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to transform outdated Earth stories into riotous real life adventures.

From the guns and slang of an Old West saloon to a hair-raising drug bust in Victorian England led by a button-nosed, pipe-puffing Hokan Sherlock Holmes, the Hokas demand that Alex Jones live it all along with them.

Suddenly his ordinary military career is changed into a crazy world of intergalactic adventure, as he tries, without much success, to bring his furry, alien charges along the road to civilization, sanity, and a more respectable social rating in the Interbeing League.

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Release date: 1957
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Tags: humor
Average rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: October 14, 2016

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