The Furlites of Aroriel - On Matissia Wings
eBook (PDF), 704 Pages
The cold distant world Aroriel -- where primate species never evolved -- has spawned a furry saurian race that now reaches for the stars. Commander Geupetus of Clan Darius, offered command of the first near-lightspeed Starship, hesitates to take the job, as Furlitian Law forbids his teen-aged twins Murkuria and Thorius from accompanying their Clan on this historic mission into interstellar space. Clan Darius, after careful deliberation as a family, driven by their rigid sense of military honor, discipline, and duty, decide they must squelch their emotions and accept the commission -- leaving the twins on Aroriel. Distraught, They conceives an outrageous plan to stow aboard the great Starship,and with their winged pet Matissia, become stowaways, causing the Sunpyne to crash land on an alien world, where saurian life like their own is long extinct, where primate beings that call themselves Human populate the planet. Will they ever see their beloved home again? Some sexual content.
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Aug 15, 2011Intriguing artwork and science fiction that truly transports.
Aug 15, 2011This is a review from a dear friend who passed away last year-my friend, mentor and agent David Ayscue. The book is best described as “an alien family saga.” This tale is suitable for science fiction readers who enjoy reading stories from the alien point of view. This book fits the niche that includes Robert Sawyer’s FAR-SEER, Lisanne Norman’s SHOLAN ALLIANCE series, and David Brin’s Trilogy which included INFINITY’S SHORE. This book is not exactly like any of the above, but probably most like Robert Sawyer’s FAR-SEER, and its sequels. In his books, human involvement with the Quintaglios is zero, whereas the characters in ON MATISSIA WINGS have some contact with humanity. This brief contact forever changes the Furlitian people in more ways than they ever imagined possible. Human bias generally assumes most sentient civilized alien life must be humanoid or primate-based, which may not be the reality at all. With a twist on an old theme, it is stressed, in subtle ways through Furlitian... More > culture, how real freedom and personal responsibility can help any society produce good people, without any strict taboos, religious fanaticism, and overbearing governments. The illustrations -- a mix of freehand artwork, real photos, and computer-generated graphics -- include detailed hand drawings of the characters. These, plus the cover, are integral to the book. Who knows better what a Furlite looks like than their creator? The world is fully realized; the depth of characterization is … epic, wondrous. Reminiscent in some respects of Military SF, in the tradition of Heinlein and Asimov, told from the point of view of the aliens -- they are PEOPLE, with their own culture, and … they are better people than we are.< Less
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- Marie J. S. Phillips (Standard Copyright License)
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- September 28, 2011
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