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People Of The Tiger - Metric Pro. Edition (The Rational Future Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Wayne Edward Clarke
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Book Description

Book One of The Rational Future Series. By 2150 we've solved humanity's great problems, and found a place for those who are prone to violence. Tika finds that it's tough to be a strange and frighteningly gifted child among The Tiger People. Then she learns that she's the product of illegal genetic engineering! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.

New Professionally Published Edition! Features greatly improved cover art and graphics, a recurring character list, proofreading by six editors to eliminate every typo, and professional editing including chapter breaks.

This book contains one graphically described scene of sexuality, and many instances of adult themes and sexual issues. This book is not recommended for children. It deals with cultures that are far less sexually restrictive than our own, with far fewer sexual taboos, due to the elimination of sexual diseases, the replacement of patriarchy with gender equality, and the universal use of family planning and birth control. This book has been re-written to remove the most controversial material from previous editions, but those who are socially conservative will probably still be offended by this book.

This story contains many graphic descriptions of intimate and deadly violence.

This series contains a strong message of hope; that we can solve all the great global problems of humanity and usher in a golden age, a utopia. The future society and culture presented in this series is partly based on bio-sociological engineering, which is itself based on bio-sociology as introduced and developed by professor Edward O. Wilson, and on the human zoology and sociobiology of Dr. Desmond Morris. But though this beautiful future is a big part of why so many readers love this series so much, that future is not what the story is about at all, it is merely the setting.

This is a story of growth and family, of action and adventure, of mystery and danger, and of striving for greatness while dealing with unique and difficult challenges.

Many of the readers of this science fiction series also loved this author's fantasy series. Even many who had never read or enjoyed fantasy before were so impressed with The Rational Future Series that they then tried The Nexus Of Kellaran Series, and loved it just as much. The first two books of The Nexus of Kellaran Series; Blessings Of A Curse and The Fire And The Storm, are available now.

Wayne Edward Clarke has been a professional musician, an inventor, a bio-sociological engineer, a gardener, and an author of fantasy, science fiction, erotica, and non-fiction books. He recently formed a fully staffed publishing company; Wayne Edward Clarke Publishing, which will soon be publishing other new and talented authors.

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful new world, August 27, 2011
By Lavender Lib "Libby" (Birmingham, AL) - See all my reviews
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I started reading this book, and was immediately immersed in a fascinating new world! In the future, the world has gone to the brink, and civilization pulled back. Now it has gone back to us nurturing the planet rather than just taking from it without giving back. All technology is underground, leaving the surface to be as natural as possible. While modern technology and advances exist and are used, a portion of the population has returned to (in my opinion) almost stone-age times of living off the land.

The story follows a small group of exceptional people for six months. The center of the story is a seven year old girl with an unbelievable talent for fighting. The story and development of the characters was so enjoyable!

I found this book hard to put down, and stayed up late several nights reading. I think it was a good thing to read this on a Kindle, because I had no idea how big a book this was! It kept my interest the whole way, and I will definitely want to read the next book to see what happens!


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  • File Size: 1255 KB
  • Print Length: 832 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wayne Edward Clarke Publishing; 3 edition (February 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0040GJB8M
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a clone of my review of the "USA edition" of this book (uses imperial rather than SI units), and my harshest review yet, so at least I've gotten the ability to push my vitriolic writing from this book. I really wanted to be able to give this book 3 stars due to this novel's promise, but couldn't due to Clarke (the author) pushing boundaries far too far. The author is clearly quite clever. This is, however, his biggest issue; he's not as clever as he seems to think he is. There are so many things to write about that, in the interest of my time, I'm going to break with my usual review style and use bullets. First some general background though: the novel is a semi-didactic, futuristic tale in which humanity is in balance with nature. The protagonists are, as the title suggests, Tiger People, who live in the wild with minimal technology, and who've adopted territories, customs and legal regulations inspired by tigers. On to the critique, where I'll be directly addressing the author to an extent:

1: "Author's Foreward", the first few pages of the novel, comes across as hostile and condescending to the reader. The reader is the audience; you should woo them with the elegance of your writings and ideas. The reader isn't an enemy to be browbeaten into grudging acceptance of your point of view. This misplaced hostility is a continuing theme throughout the novel. I'm a student at MIT, have perfect SAT's, etc etc. I don't think that the rest of humanity are scum because they may not be as intelligent, or don't test as well, and don't like boasting about my intelligence. I also dislike being condescended to. But let's put it this way: most Nobel Laureates are less condescending, and they've actually achieved something.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A book for all your metric needs. September 1, 2011
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In the midst of young girls fighting and having adult relations, there is a treasure trove of metric system quotes.

Many uses of the word meter!
Jela scooped her daughter up and ran for the med, 90 meters away.
The woman jumped 3 meters out of the tree and landed lightly.
"Stay seven meters away from us and hold the screen down."
Tira finished her preparations and moved to within 3 meters of where Paginna paced.
"..so dense with game it is only six hundred ten meters by three hundred and seventy."
She threw her knife at one of the sitting logs 7 meters away, burying 12 cm of blade in the wood.
She watched him from 36 meters away.
"Thirty-four decibels from 20 meters. How tall are the trees there?"

Many uses of the abbreviation "cm"!
Paginna almost evaded the strike, and received a 2 cm deep, 10 cm cut above her right hip bone.
As this hapenned Tira stabbed Paginna completely through the abdomen 8 cm right of her navel.
Jena kissed her mother on the tip of the nose and spoke to her from 8 cm away.
Menak was about 192 cm tall with a medium build.
This revealed a gleaming stainless steel case 46 cm long, 25 cm wide, and 8 cm deep.
Suddenly he pulled his hips back 15 cm, and out of contact with Jela.

There are similar usages of measurement on almost every page. In every fight, you'll be given the exact measurements of every opponent, every blade, how close they get with each step, and the length and depth of every cut. If you love precise measurements in your fight scenes, this is the book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tries far too hard for shock value! September 6, 2011
By Aeneas
Format:Kindle Edition
On the surface, it presents an interesting world and premise. But there are too many bizarre ideas, things that just don't make sense, poor writing that cannot hold the reader, and excessive amounts of gratuitous gore and pornography. It's so obviously intended for a lonely 14-year-old boy. Hardly anyone else will be able to read it. I couldn't stand more than 100 pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HEY!! It's not Hemingway. April 22, 2014
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I picked this one up on a lark, and I'm glad that I did. I have now read it 3 times. Why?? Because it's fun. I found myself staying up too late at times, and even sneaking some time while at work, just to see what was coming up. I think the author has done a bang up job of describing a future utopian society. After reading through it for the third time, I moved on to "Hunters in the sky".
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People Of The Tiger (The Rational Future Series) by Wayne Edward Clarke

I enjoyed portions of this book, if not the whole.

I could give this book a five star if I could take sections out of it, but I don't really want to rewrite someones work.

This book is written well, despite the authors claim that he is presenting dialogue the way it should always be and that every other writer is in error. Well that's taking liberty with paraphrasing his words. His style of writing never really put me off despite its sometimes strangeness and his introductions sense of aloofness.

That much said we should address some simple issues.

This book contains erotica, and I have the modified version that might contain less. It's not chock full of erotica, but the erotica seems to puddle in places rather than being strung out. It's not particularly the best erotica I've seen, but perhaps that's because it's been altered because of complaints. On the other hand it is the closest to illegal that I've ever encountered. By illegal I mean that it contains the presence of children within the context and if this were to ever be made into a film it would violate some stringent rules.

To address this issue I'll give the author this much. The premise of the story is that we are in the future where Rationalists have dominated and created a new order. I'm of the impression this new order pervades the globe. In the story we seem to be in India-primarily. These rationalist are apparently not an outgrowth of Rationalism as much as they are perhaps a mix of Pot smoking free love hippies with aboriginal tenancies.
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More About the Author

Over the last eight years I've spent most of my intellectual and creative
energies in writing science fiction and fantasy novels. I've been a hard
sci-fi fan my whole life, but everyone else I know who's an avid reader are all
fantasy fans. Over the years I've borrowed all their books, and learned to
love that genre as well.

My science fiction influences include the old masters; Heinlein, Asimov, Niven,
Bradbury, Clarke, etc. Also William Gibson, Iain M. Banks, and Ender's Game by
Orson Scott Card. My favorite relatively unknown author is Daniel Keyes Moran, and if you like sci-fi you should read his Continuing Time trilogy; Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, and The Last Dancer. They might be out of print, but you can still get them as ebooks online.

My fantasy influences include Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, and Jaqueline
Carey.

I've also been influenced as a fiction writer by my sociological work, and my
science fiction novel People Of The Tiger (and the rest of The Rational Future
Series) is set in a utopian future where my social policies have been
implemented, which is a good way to get those ideas out into the public
consciousness.

Much of my social thinking permeates my fantasy novel Blessings Of A Curse as well, though it's a lot harder to notice there. I've also included my ideas on
the law and legal reform in that book, though those policies were appended to
the back of the book in an excerpt, for the sake of smooth readability.

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 21, 1963. I'm
estranged from my father, having met him twice since I was a toddler. I've lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1980. I have three brothers and a sister. My sister is married, she and her husband each have two grown sons. All of us and my mother live in Calgary and are quite close.

I'm married to a lovely girl from the Philippines named Jema Tuyor Clarke, and
I look forward to enjoying my life with her as soon as two governments stop
putting us through their interminable and expensive bureaucratic processes.

I'm intensely and compulsively self-educated, I read at about 300 words per
minute, and I've increased my IQ to about 160.

I've always enjoyed inventing and designing machines. Most of the machines
I've designed are new types of vehicles.

I was a professional musician for about nine years. My musical skills include
lead and harmony vocals, most styles of guitar and bass guitar, some drums and keyboards, songwriting, mixing, and production.

I spent about fifteen years researching and designing a comprehensive change in society and culture that will solve all the world's major problems, guided by the principles of bio-sociology as introduced and developed by Prof. Edward O. Wilson, and influenced by Dr. Desmond Morris' human sociobiology. I haven't
worked on it like a fanatic over the last eight years like I did for the
previous fifteen, but I have continued to develop my work in this field.

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