Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Inheritors - A. Bertram Chandler

Apart from tangling with a nemesis, Drongo Kane, this novel is also a homage to Cordwainer Smith, including the names of the inhabitants of a planet, and cat-bred underpeople, among other things, so that is a nice touch.

Here, Kane is indulging in slavery - because currently the catpeople inhabitants are not classed as 'true' humans, so there are no laws against doing so.

This planet, Morrowvia, is a another Lost Colony, so likely to get away with it, until the Federation Survey Service and one John Grimes and crew come calling.


Large excerpt here :- http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0441370624/0441370624_toc.htm


  1. Blue,

    and don't forget that in the compilation novel Far Traveler, there is a return to Morrowvia and another go-round of who am and who ain't human.