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The Wild Boy [Hardcover]

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The Lindauzi invade Earth hoping to breed humans into substitutes for the dog-like Iani, who all died from the plague on their own planet, and which allow the aliens to survive.

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Humans have domesticated animals for thousands of years; in this novel, a spacefaring race descends on Earth to domesticate humankind. The Lindauzi came to Earth at the turn of the millennium with a mission to breed humans to become their emotional symbionts. Technically superior, within a generation the Lindauzi dominate the Earth, running a breeding program designed to produce humans capable of full emotional symbiosis. This is the story of Ilox, a human raised by the Lindauzi, his banishment and adoption by a tribe of wild humans, and his eventual reunion with his Lindauzi bond-mate, Phlarx. While alien invasion is a common plot in science fiction, this fresh voice breathes new life into such a story, focusing on the theme of what it means to be human.

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Pages   260
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2001
Publisher   Golden Gryphon Press
ISBN  1930846045  
ISBN13  9781930846043  

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More About Warren Rochelle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Warren Rochelle is an associate professor of English at the University of Mary Washington. He is the author of "Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin" and "The Wild Boy," He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Warren Rochelle was born in 1954.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States
3Books > Subjects > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > General

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Thoroughly Enjoyable Debut  Mar 7, 2002
The esteemed Golden Gryphon press makes a solid breakthrough into the novel field with Warren Rochelle's compelling debut novel _The Wild Boy_. Golden Gryphon is a publisher that's renowned for its line of excellent short story collections, nearly every one of which I highly recommend. Here Warren Rochelle makes a marvelous debut with his story of alien invasion that harks back to SF's early wild-and-wooly adventure stories.

But don't confuse this novel with Andre Norton's interplanetary space operas or L. Ron Hubbard's _Battlefield: Earth_, to which this novel is quite similar. _The Wild Boy_ is an engaging and exciting book with novel characters and intriguing alien/human interaction.

The story is simple enough. Aliens search for an ancient race which are similar to humans. They unleash a plague on humanity and enslave the majority of the survivors in an attempt to mold us into the lost race. Humans are kept as pets and called 'dogs'. Their breeding is curtailed. The alien experiment begins to bear fruit when a 'dog' and his alien master form a mental bond.

This book receives the highest praise I can give a book; it kept me up past my bedtime. It's thrilling, compelling and literate. Critics may claim that the aliens aren't alien enough. There may be some truth to that but it wasn't an impediment to my enjoyment of the novel. A sparkling debut novel. Recommended.

none  Nov 17, 2001
The Wild Boy is a daring first SF novel and a social commentary on par with Pierre Boulle's "Planet of the Apes" and Orwell's "Animal Farm". Dark and disturbing, alien, with a touch of intrigue and compassion, and what it means to be human, and then some... Gary S. Potter Author/Poet
A very different, involving presentation  Nov 11, 2001
Warren Rocheele's The Wild Boy is more surreal and less straightforward, with a healthy dose of complexity spicing the story of a human raised and owned by Lindauzi aliens. It's sometimes difficult to discern who is the animal and whom the intelligence in this intriguing story of a boy who learns a strange fact about his race's past. A very different, involving presentation worthy of attention and commendation.

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