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The Xipehuz and The death of the earth (Lost race and adult fantasy fiction) Hardcover – 1978


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  • Series: Lost race and adult fantasy fiction
  • Hardcover: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Arno Press (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0405110200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0405110207
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,046,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By myshiak on April 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This story is similar to "the War of the Worlds" by H.G. Welles in a sense that Earth dwellers here fight against strange creatures. Unlike "the War of the Worlds", however, it is not mentioned anywhere where Xepehuz came from. Nevertheless, if to take into account that the story was written in 1896, it is amazing how the author could foresee all those technological inventions, because here Xepehuz resemble structures with a cybernetic equipment with a crystal-like structure that can project a lazar and incinerate other objects at a distance.

At the same time, the lack of Xepehuz's sociability is pernicious for humans, which makes the coexistence impossible, and, consequently, the war inevitable. That is why Xepehuz were destined to perish.

There is a reason why the events take place in the remote past, instead of the distant future. It shows that a primitive man was able to comprehend the structure of sophisticated creatures and therefore emerged as a winner in spite of heavy losses.
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