Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! - Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! is a collection of science fiction stories.

The Interbeing League had been formed to make contact with new intelligent races in the galaxy and offer them membership. But when the League encountered the Hokas, furry creatures strongly resembling the teddy-bears of Earth, the League's agent, Alexander Jones, could have been excused for wishing he had a simpler assignment than making sense out of the Hokas — such as singlehandedly stopping an interstellar war.

Not that the fuzzy aliens were unfriendly. In fact, they loved everything about humans, and adopted various Terran cultures wholesale and in every little detail — but with a bit of confusion about the differences between fact and fiction. So if the Hokas suddenly started acting out the parts in a rip-roaring, shoot-em-up western, or brought to life the London of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a pipe-puffing, deerstalker-wearing Hoka, or suddenly decided to fly the Jolly Roger and lead a life of adventure and piracy on the high seas, matey, that was only to be exptected.

And as the Hokas threw themselves wholeheartedly into progressively wilder worlds from Terran history and fiction, Jones could be excused for feeling that his grip on reality was hanging by a single, think increasingly frayed thread...

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Release date: 1998
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Tags: humor
Updated: October 14, 2016

Hoka :: Series

Earthman's Burden
Star Prince Charlie
Hoka
Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!
Hokas Pokas!
The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories