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Earthman's Burden
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Earthman's Burden

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Author: Poul Anderson
Gordon R. Dickson
Publisher: Gnome Press, 1957
Series: Hoka: Book 1
Book Type: Collection
Genre: Science-Fiction
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It could almost have been Earth - or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Taka, 500 light-years from the Solar System. Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to transform outdated Earth stories into riotous real life adventures.
From the guns and slang of an Old West saloon to a hair-raising drug bust in Victorian England led to the by a button-nosed, pipe-puffing Hokan Sherlock Holmes, the Hokas demand that Alex Jones live it all along with them.
Suddenly his ordinary military career is changed into a crazy world of intergalactic adventure, as he tries, without much success, to bring his furry, alien charges along the road to civilization, sanity, and a m ore respectable social rating in the Interbeing League.

Table of Content:

The Sherrif of Canyon Gulch
Don Jones
In Hoka Signo Vinces
The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound
Yo Ho Hoka!
The Tiddleywink Warriors
Incredibly Secret


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