- File Size: 432 KB
- Print Length: 118 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; First edition (February 23, 2010)
- Publication Date: February 23, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0039UUBFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) Kindle Edition
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"Little Fuzzy" is the tale of an endearing creature encountered on a mining planet by Jack Holloway, a somewhat reclusive sunstone miner. Holloway recognises the intelligence of this little guy, especially when he happens to slow down a recording of the "Yeek!" noises that Little Fuzzy makes. That's how Holloway discovers there are discrete words in that high-pitched yeek—and "Pappy Jack" sets out to learn Fuzzy speech, as Little Fuzzy begins to learn English.
Navy emergency rations (ST3) are a big hit with Little Fuzzy, so much that he brings a few fuzzy friends to get them from Pappy Jack. All the Fuzzies want "shoddabag" (shoulder-bags made from old cartridge cases) and "esteefee" (the "wonderful food," as they refer to the Navy rat-bars.)
When more new Fuzzies show up with a wealth of sunstones to store in their new shoddabags, Holloway has a mystery to solve. Are the Fuzzies thieves? Even if they are, are they competent enough to be charged uder the law? Holloway's investigation pits him squarely against Victor Grego's Zarathustra Sunstone Mining Company, which has a monopoly charter to buy sunstones on the planet.Read more ›
But, the first of the little humanoids (Fuzzies) discovered knows nothing about charters and the law. Little Fuzzy joins Pappy Jack, and discovers a whole new world, a world full of fun and adventure. These are the adventures of Little Fuzzy, and his turning upside-down of a whole world!
This book was originally published in 1962, but is every bit as good today as it was back then. The story starts out a bit slow, but it picks up speed, and by the end you find that you can’t put it down! H. Beam Piper was an author whose suicide tragically cut short what would have been a full and brilliant career. If you like good science fiction, set in a realistic and believable milieu, then I highly recommend this book to you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite books. Typical of other works by Piper it is both fun and thought provoking. Thoroughly enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by Greg K
A small group of alien beings has been discovered on a mining type planet. Their sentience is questioned, and the answer could jeopardize the the operation and sully the company... Read morePublished 5 months ago by D
One of the seminal books in Science Fiction. I may be overstating it, but it is one of the books I read again and again enjoying the theme and questions it raisesPublished 9 months ago by Eric White
Hey great book for kids and adults alike. Should be required reading for anyone just getting into science fiction! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robdogincali
One of my long-time favorite stories by an accomplished writer. Excellent characters, human and otherwise...Published 13 months ago by David B. Tuttle
Great tear-jerker of a story & better than a lot of his works.Published 14 months ago by Peter C. Funch
A delightful story of survival of the native beings of a mining planet with a lot of help from the miners. The best way to describe my pleasure in reading this story is "Yeek"!Published 15 months ago by readergal
Its by The Master of sf, enough said read and go along for the ride, all others that have tried their hand in this universe are pale comparisonsPublished 18 months ago by Franklin hADICK
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