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The witling

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: New York : Baen Books, [1987] ©1976
Series: Baen Books, 65634-1
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Baen printView all editions and formats
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"The prince was a halfwit ... oh, he was intelligent enough, no doubt about that. But he couldn't teleport - in fact, he could even seng. Maybe that's why he took such a liking to the two shipwrecked travelers from Earth. Imagine: a whole planet of witlings! But others of the ruling class on the planet Giri don't like halfwits of any kind - especially if they represent a starfaring civilization whose very existence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0671656341 9780671656348
OCLC Number: 15561420
Description: 220 pages ; 18 cm
Series Title: Baen Books, 65634-1
Responsibility: Vernor Vinge.

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"The prince was a halfwit ... oh, he was intelligent enough, no doubt about that. But he couldn't teleport - in fact, he could even seng. Maybe that's why he took such a liking to the two shipwrecked travelers from Earth. Imagine: a whole planet of witlings! But others of the ruling class on the planet Giri don't like halfwits of any kind - especially if they represent a starfaring civilization whose very existence upsets the social order on a class-conscious world. And the human-haters have all their wits about them: they can thought-scan, they can teleport ... they can kill from any distance. If the halfwit prince is going to keep his newfound friends, he's going to have to do some very fast thinking."--

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