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Witling, The, Vinge, Vernor
Author Name:    Vinge, Vernor

Title:   Witling, The

Binding:   Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:   Good

Publisher:   New York, NY DAW Books 1976

Seller ID:   000270

"In the eyes of the inhabitants of Giri the scientific explorers from outer space were witlings. . . . Because on Giri a perculiarity of evolution had given a special talent to all living things -- and this talent made unnecessary most of the inventions associated with intelligent life elsewhere. Roads and planes, engines and doors . . . these were the products of witlings, not of 'normal' people. The problem was . . . to demonstrate that science was worthwhile and to keep the medieval masters of Giri from realizing their potential for cosmic mischief." Cover is somewhat scuffed and darkened. Some foxing, a few pages are creased and speckled in the upper right corner.; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Fiction Science General First Contact



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