Of Men and Monsters

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Orion, Dec 19, 2011 - Fiction - 251 pages
24 Reviews

Giant, technologically superior aliens have conquered Earth, but humankind survives - even flourishes in a way. Men and women live, like mice, in burrows in the massive walls of the huge homes of the aliens, and scurry about under their feet, stealing from them. A complex social and religious order has evolved, with women preserving knowledge and working as healers, and men serving as warriors and thieves.

For the aliens, men and women are just a nuisance, nothing more than vermin. Which, ironically, may just be humankind's strength and point the way forward.

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

more like 3.5 stars. This really does have a feel to the writing that it was written in the 50's instead of the late 60's. This is a good adventure story, and humans are pretty much cockroaches to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

A bit of satiric sci-fi in which humanity, having been defeated hundreds of years ago by giant aliens, lives like mice or cockroaches in the walls of monster dwellings. The writing is rather hammy ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

William Tenn (1920-2010) was the pseudonym of Philip Klass. Although he was born in London, he spent most of his life in America, teaching writing and SF at Pennsylvania State College from 1966. He began writing after serving in the Second World War and published his first story, 'Alexander the Bait' in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION in 1946. Stories like 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'The Liberation of Earth' and 'The Custodian' quickly established him as a fine, funny and thoughtful satirist. In 1999 William Tenn was selected the Science Fiction Writers of America's Author Emeritus.

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