Summary

The chartered Zarathustra Company had it all their way. Their charter was for a Class III uninhabited planet, which Zarathustra was, and it meant they owned the planet lock stock and barrel. They exploited it, developed it and reaped the huge profits from it without interference from the Colonial Government. Then Jack Holloway, a sunstone prospector, appeared on the scene with his family of Fuzzies and the passionate conviction that they were not cute animals but little people.
©1980 H. Beam Piper (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 04-07-09

An old and much loved friend

I first read this book in the early 1960's. Over the next forty-odd years, I have worn out innumerable paperbacks and at least one hard copy. Despite the rather "fuzzy" (sorry, I couldn't help it)title, this is one of the most intelligent, well-written, and touching first contact novel out there. Yes, it's technology is dated and so are the mores,but given the period it was written in, those small faults are understandable. Thank you audible for making this old friend available and please, record the rest of the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Harry on 11-06-10

Interesting accents

One of the things I like best about audiobooks is that it makes me hear character dialogue in different ways. I've read this novel numerous times, and I never heard the accents in my head that Peter Ganim brings to the book. Now that I think about them, they make sense.
The Gerd van Riebeek and other characters with Afrikaner-type names have Afrikaner-type accents. Judge Pendarvis has a French accent, as does his wife, Claudette. And the American (can't call them English, as there are no English accents) are also done well.
The only disagreement I have is the cornpone accent of "Pappy Jack" Holloway. He may be a 70-year-old coot, but he never came across as a hick. But that's the impression I get from Ganin's interpretation.
I would like to see the other two books in this series posted ("Fuzzy Sapiens" and "Fuzzies and Other People.")

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