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Omnivore

A book by Piers Anthony

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Omnivore: Of Man and Manta

  • Nov 15, 2004
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Omnivore is a re-release of the book of the same name first published in the late 1960's. It is the first book of a trilogy, Orn and OX being the second and third book of this series. Omnivore is the story uncovered by a futuristic superhuman government investigator named Subble while investigating the disappearance and murder of eighteen space explorers on the exotic planet of Nacre. As the investigator's mind is wiped completely clean after each mission to eliminate any bias, Subble must uncover the clues to this mystery through interviews with three suspects (Veg, Aquilon, and Cal) as well as a few more unconventional tactics.

Through quite short, Omnivore is a thorough and intelligent science fiction story. The parallels between the inhabitants of the planet of Nacre, the three suspects, and humankind in general is extremely intriguing and timeless. The concepts behind the workings of the planet of Nacre itself are very creative and clever. The characters are creatively realistic with a touch of 1960's nostalgic spirit. This unique mixture creates a story that is both entertaining and thought provoking.

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"Omnivore is a thorough and intelligent science fiction story. The parallels between the inhabitants of the planet of Nacre, the three suspects, and humankind in general is extremely intriguing and timeless. The concepts behind the workings of the planet of Nacre itself are very creative and clever. The characters are creatively realistic with a touch of 1960's nostalgic spirit. This unique mixture creates a story that is both entertaining and thought provoking." -Tami Brady

"A brilliant blend of adventure and imaginative scientific extrapolation, Omnivore creates one of science fiction's most remarkable and memorable alien ecologies, in an acclaimed novel that has become a true SF classic." -SF Rediscovery

"The mushroom world of Nacre is original and cleverly constructed, with well-developed systems of botany, biology, and ecology; but the fanciful science backgrounds don't intrude on the plot which is as tightly woven and as suspenseful as that of a detective story. -Publisher's Weekly

--This text refers to theKindle Editionedition.
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ISBN-10: 1594260648
ISBN-13: 978-1594260643
Author: Piers Anthony
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
Date Published: May 11, 2004
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