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The Dark Light Years

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The Dark Light Years

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Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher: House of Stratus, Ltd., 2001
Carroll & Graf, 1991
Faber and Faber, 1964
Signet, 1964
Series: Masters of Science Fiction: Book 20
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
Space Exploration
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What would intelligent life-forms on another planet look like? Would they walk upright? Would they wear clothes? Or would they be hulking creatures on six legs that wallow in their own excrement?

Upon first contact with the Utod -- intelligent, pacifist beings who feel no pain -- mankind instantly views these aliens as animals because of their unhygienic customs. This leads to the slaughter, capture and dissection of the Utod. But when one explorer recognizes the intelligence behind their habits, he must reevaluate what it actually means to be "intelligent."

With a New Introduction from the Author!


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The Dark Light Years

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