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The Flying Sorcerers
is a humorous 1971 science fiction novel by David Gerrold and Larry Niven.  

Plot summary

The plot concerns the efforts of an astronaut and geologist/anthropologist, known to the natives as "Purple", to escape from a primitive world on which he is stranded and return to his people. The events are seen from the perspective of Lant, one of the natives, who becomes, in the course of the novel, Speaker (chieftain) of his people.

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review by . March 17, 2011
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   I love science fiction humor - when it's done well, and Flying Sorcerers is one of the best.       SF comedy as a sub-genre hardly exists at all.  Most such fare used to be reserved for the fanzines and semi-prozines (the print versions).  A perfect example is A. Bertram Chandler's Naval Engagement which first appeared in the pages of the Australian Science Fiction Review (and later anthologized in a Harrison & Aldiss Best of the Year.  …
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