While the story is generally quite readable as an adventure involving political intrigue, it's unusual for a Russell story in that it includes pretty much every known genre trope: TYPE ONE COLONIAL MUTANT WITH telepathy, teleportinG, TYPE SEVEN HYPNO ERASE MEMORIES BAD AND GOOD ONES
COLONIAL mutants BECAUSE FIVE MONTHS OF SPACE TRAVEL OR ELEVEN TO MARS WITH COSMIC RAY'S BOMBARDMENT RAISE MUTATIONS IN THIS COLONIAL LEVITATOR TYPE TWO ,
PYROTICS(ability to physically burn someone by thought!), body snatchers, MALEABLE GUYS CARTILAGE SHIFTERS shape shifters CHAMALEON SEM BASE ÓSSEA IN THE FACE , energy beings,INSECTIVOCALS OR bug-talkers THEY TALK WITH 9 SPECIES OF VENUSIAN BUGS SEVEN DEADLY UM EXÉRCITO INUMANO MAS DE DIFÍCIL REPRODUÇÃO NA TERRA LOGO PARECE UM POUCO PARVO ISSO SE SOBREVIVESSEM NUM ECOSSISTEMA ALIENÍGENA , levitators, aliens, Martians & Venusians, ... you name it. It's as if author wanted to dedicate it to the wide-eyed fan happy with funny sounded names...2,500,000 HUMANS IN EARTH IS A 50'S BOOK 32 MILLION VENUSIANS AND 18 MEGA MARTIANS
Story summary.A NON DECLARED WAR....SABOTAGE TYPE IV MIMETIC V NOCTURNAL
VIII SUPERSONIC TYPE 9 MICRO-ENGINEERS CLASSIFICATION VERY DANGEROUSIt's a SIMplex story with a lot of LOOSE threads, but the main plot involves, an alien THAT ARE THE ENERGETIC REMAIN OF A HUMAN .... COSMIC BUTTERFLIES WITH SHINNING EYES disguised as human. He's one of the two guardian angels EM QUE OS TERRESTRES SE TRANSFORMAM APÓS ESTICAREM O PERNIL SÓ DOIS GUARDIÕES EM CADA NINHO of unnamed god-like energy beings, primarily to guard against possible interference in human development by Denebs, another advanced alien race.
But much of the story involves only humanity. Human colonies on Mars & Venus want freedom, MARS POSIÇÃO ESTRATÉGICA SABE-SE LÁ PORQUÊ PARA IR A JÚPITER TALVEZ E VÉNUS RICH COMBUSTIBLE DEPOSITS Earth is denying them; so they've started a sabotage campaign on earth. Earth cannot stop them from coming in, or it will have to recognize them as non-citizens!
David will unofficially help the government put out the rebellion.
- "All wars go on for too long".
- On governmental secrecy: "What constitutes legitimate news was decided by the type of mind that insists that matters of major public interest must not be divulged in the public interest."
- "the most effective technique is not to fight a thing but set its own parts fighting one another."
- "The public will swallow anything providing it appears to bear the seal of official approval & is sufficiently long sustained & plays upon their fears".
Fact 1951 COSTUMES UND MORES
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