The Sioux Spaceman PDF/EPUB ✓ The Sioux eBook

The Sioux Spaceman PDF/EPUB ✓ The Sioux  eBook Kade Whitehawk had two strikes against him in the Space Service First, he had bungled his assignment on the planet Lodi Second, he believed all creatures had a right to freedom and dignity and having such opinions was strictly against the rules But when he was assigned to Klor, he found the Ikkinni there tortured yet defiant slaves of a vicious tyrant race Right then Kade swung at the last pitch For rules or no rules, THE SIOUX SPACEMAN knew that he had to help these strange creatures gain their freedom and that he alone, because of his Indian blood, had the key to win it for them If you like Andre Norton, you ll like this story Norton s themes revolve around young people finding their way in the world, although her worlds incorporate hefty doses of science and fantasy This story is typically well written and a fun read. Nice older SiFi story by one of the masters in the field Easy but solid read Recommended I have spent so long trying to figure out how on earth to review this book that it has begun to haunt me, so I shall simply stick my entire mess of thoughts on this book in, and try to sort them thematically.One This book is pretty much what you d expect if you ve ever read a book by Andre Norton The characterization is what could be charitably called slight , the main engine of the book is plot, which is tremendously linear and uncomplicated itself.Two This book is called Sioux Spaceman I have spent so long trying to figure out how on earth to review this book that it has begun to haunt me, so I shall simply stick my entire mess of thoughts on this book in, and try to sort them thematically.One This book is pretty much what you d expect if you ve ever read a book by Andre Norton The characterization is what could be charitably called slight , the main engine of the book is plot, which is tremendously linear and uncomplicated itself.Two This book is called Sioux Spaceman I bought this book because I was with my mother at the time, it was 0.50, and every time I said Sioux Spaceman , she twitched You sort of have to croon the name The cover exhorts you to Beware the Horsemen of the Stars and appears to be about Hawkman s radio controlled harem boys Everything about how it is marketed is ridiculous, although obviously it was aimed at the reading audience of some fifty years ago.Three However, what really caused me to bog down in my attempt to review is this book as a cultural artifact Inside the book, the protagonist, Kade, is never referred to as Sioux, he s Lakota Also contrary to what the cover would have you believe, there are no white people in this book, although there are a half dozen humans There are also no women, or even female aliens There are female horses, however Kade s goal is to undermine Alien Species A s attempt to colonize Alien Species B Via horses So, really, you don t need to beware the horsemen of the stars I am aware of a certain species of book by white authors in which they send their white protagonist back in time to prevent some historical atrocity committed by white people, or some variation on that theme, but Kade doesn t seem designed to assuage liberal guilt.Three and a half HOWEVER, there are some, um, infelicities Kade is often doing things with the fill in the blank of his ancestors, sometimes of his savage ancestors One of Kade s superiors is described as Afro arabian and his name is Abu I don t speak Arabic, but I m pretty sure that means Father, which seems like a funny name.Okay, now this book can stop haunting me Since The Sioux Warrior was primarily written for the young adult market in 1960 it would not have caught my eye back then since I wasinterested in comics at 12 years of age Today, 57 years later it caught my eye on that 50 cent sale rack After all, what s 50 cents really worth now days I found that it was well written, with excellent main character development and well worth my investment of time for an enjoyable read of older works of science fiction The protagonist, Kade Whitehawk Since The Sioux Warrior was primarily written for the young adult market in 1960 it would not have caught my eye back then since I wasinterested in comics at 12 years of age Today, 57 years later it caught my eye on that 50 cent sale rack After all, what s 50 cents really worth now days I found that it was well written, with excellent main character development and well worth my investment of time for an enjoyable read of older works of science fiction The protagonist, Kade Whitehawk, a Trader for the Space Service, finds himself being reassigned to a Team on the planet Klor in disgrace Once on Klor, he is slowly being drawn into a battle to help the indigenous population free themselves from the alien Styors who have enslaved mercilessly enslaved them Again, Whitehawk goes against Space Service policy and sets a plan in motion to help the Ikkinni get free from the hated Styor s star empire The plot is, well, just a bit juvenile after all it was written with that reader in mind , but is sufficient to keep the reader engaged Since Whitehawk is of Sioux warrior descent he succeeds in getting horses delivered to the planet and helps to get the natives to trust in using them to begin the their liberation After the battle begins, he is abandoned on Klor in the not so gentle grasp of those he was trying to help The Space Service sent a rescue ship to his summons and what is revealed to him after the ship lands astounds him With the Space Service there is the Policy think Prime Directive of Star Trek and the Plan He is one of the few whom the Space Service consider a black sheep who serve in a rebellious state they call the warrior breed He is then given the opportunity to remain and continue assisting in the Ikkinni s freedom struggles or go After all, he is told, a push here, a push there topples a star empire

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