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The Dreaming Jewels

Sturgeon, Theodore

Verlag: Carroll & Graf Pub, US, 1988
ISBN 10: 0881843512 / ISBN 13: 9780881843514
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Titel: The Dreaming Jewels

Verlag: Carroll & Graf Pub, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good

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0881843512 Minor creasing, used book, still very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LOWER5RSG620

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Inhaltsangabe: Horty Bluett is eight when he runs away from home. He'd been cruelly punished: Junky, the ugly old toy with the jewel-like eyes, the only thing that really belonged to him, had been deliberately smashed. And that hurt even more than having three fingers accidentally severed. Horty finds a new home among the freaks of a travelling carnival, protected by the beautiful midget, Zena. For Zena knows the truth about Junky and the jewels. She knows that Horty is one of the 'jewel people', and she knows what others would do to him if they found out that the jewels are living, thinking alien crystals from outer space.

Rezension: Eight-year-old Horty Bluett is mocked by his classmates and abused by his adoptive parents until the day his father severs three of his fingers. He runs away, taking only a gem-eyed doll he calls Junky, and joins a carnival. Finding acceptance at last, Horty never dreams that Junky is more than a toy, nor does he realize that a threat far greater than his cruel father inhabits the carnival and has been searching for Horty longer than he has been alive.

Though less well-known than Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, or Robert A. Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) is even more important to the development of literary and humanistic science fiction. He received the Hugo, Nebula, and International Fantasy Awards, and the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award. The Dreaming Jewels (1950) was his first novel. --Cynthia Ward

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