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Stranger in a Strange Land!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Sirius (Gollancz Collectors' Editions) (Paperback)
More like a conventional novel than either Last and First Men or Star Maker, this deals with some typical Stapledon themes: alien intelligence or spirit, the quasi symbiosis of different species, the age old question of the purpose of existence. It's an interesting study of a creature's relationship with his creator, his difficulties in dealing with his own uniqueness, and with the fact that his own needs do not always coincide with those of the dominant human species. It raises a number of questions about the type of things which might differ between two species of equal intelligence, and how this might cause conflict between them. Well worth reading!
(I didn't find his style to be a problem; it's just different from what we're used to nowadays.)