Rogue Queen

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Sprague de Camp – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Worker Iroedh was confused Though she was a lover of antiquity, she really could put no faith in the Oracle s prophecy It was true that strange being, Terrans, had come from beyond the heavens But the Worker Iroedh was confused Though she was a lover of antiquity, she really could put no faith in the Oracle s prophecy It was true that strange being, Terrans, had come from beyond the heavens But these men were no gods Had not she seen them making fools of themselves over a silly thing called love Was this the action of gods Certainly no god of the Avtini would carry on like this Avtini gods would love only a Community, with its self respecting groups of workers and drones and its highly productive QueenAnd as for Queens, why no Avtini Queen would go rogue Only a few mad drones had ever been known to desert the Community And their lives were the price of the antisocial actionNo, Iroedh could not understand the prophecy and so it must be false But Iroedh was soon to learn that prophecy has a way of coming true, and that even the most unassuming antiquarian Worker might be born to rule. A guilty pleasure This is really B movie material.Humans land on a planet where bee like beings reign They screw up the society Jim Kirk says the hell with the prime directive by introducing the idea that you can have a monogamous or at least SERIALLY monogamous society where each female can get her guynot just the queen bee.Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sexI have a signed copy from Sprague He laughed when I told him this book was a lot of fun. Sort of proto feminist SF, published in 1951 Or not Anyway, fond, dim memories of the thing Gwendolynpatrick nearby reports Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sex Hey Love that wild cover art Sort of proto feminist SF, published in 1951 Or not Anyway, fond, dim memories of the thing Gwendolynpatrick nearby reports Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sex Hey Love that wild cover art In 1951 this was cutting edge science fiction, addressing, however obliquely, sexual s Today it s pretty tame.In fact, as science fiction, it larger isn t Though it details the landing of humans on another planet from the point of view of the alien inhabitants, the aliens are simply humans with a few cosmetic changes and different breeding patterns Think Star Trek at its worst Sprague de Camp was a pioneer of SF but he obviously struck out occasionally too This was a no hitter.Only ok In 1951 this was cutting edge science fiction, addressing, however obliquely, sexual s Today it s pretty tame.In fact, as science fiction, it larger isn t Though it details the landing of humans on another planet from the point of view of the alien inhabitants, the aliens are simply humans with a few cosmetic changes and different breeding patterns Think Star Trek at its worst Sprague de Camp was a pioneer of SF but he obviously struck out occasionally too This was a no hitter.Only okay I can t claim to be entirely satisfied with any de Camp novel okay, maybe The Fallible Fiend There s some aspect to his lightly comic tone or its application that comes off as though he thinks he switty than he really is At best it is wry, and at worst, it is grating.It does not help that both the gender politics on display and the barely transgressive skirting of sexuality have aged poorly Though, this has a side effect that I now wonder if it were intentional seen from the frank A I can t claim to be entirely satisfied with any de Camp novel okay, maybe The Fallible Fiend There s some aspect to his lightly comic tone or its application that comes off as though he thinks he switty than he really is At best it is wry, and at worst, it is grating.It does not help that both the gender politics on display and the barely transgressive skirting of sexuality have aged poorly Though, this has a side effect that I now wonder if it were intentional seen from the frank Avtini perspective, humans with their weird sexual hangups nudity taboos, childishly avoiding discussion of sexual topics, committing violence in the name of ill considered romance are the weird ones, especially when those hangups allow a clever Avtini worker to blackmail a member of the human vessel The Avtini look like the mature ones, despite their low technology.Of course, it wouldn t be de Camp science fiction without playing games around societal development and the introduction of cataclysmically revolutionary technology This trend argues poorly with the realized Avtini civilization vaguely hivelike, with fertile queens, male drones, and female neuter workers which was farinteresting than anything else that de Camp had to say Rogue Queen was written like an exciting adventure story, which kept the reader attentive In addition, he mixed with the adventure his impressions of how an alien civilization would be affected if it was transformed from a communal hive existence to a conjugal married lifestyle Although de Camp s dialogues between Terrans i.e space travelers from earth and aliens regarding various philosophies is probably unrealistice being too relaxed or familiar as they talked to each other like they we Rogue Queen was written like an exciting adventure story, which kept the reader attentive In addition, he mixed with the adventure his impressions of how an alien civilization would be affected if it was transformed from a communal hive existence to a conjugal married lifestyle Although de Camp s dialogues between Terrans i.e space travelers from earth and aliens regarding various philosophies is probably unrealistice being too relaxed or familiar as they talked to each other like they were old neighbors, the concept was very interesting In addition, the story was engrossing and entertaining without being too vulgar or overly descriptive when talking about intimate concerns Overall I recommend the book as a good read Very readable bit of 1950s style pulp fiction Concerns a group of humans in some futuristic time yet, suspiciously, despite having invented manned space flight, not having progressed beyond boxed radio communications, hand held compasses or helicopter transport, inventions which were the height of sophistication in 1951 who are exploring a new planet and get embroiled in local politics despite supposedly not wanting to interfere.Let s ignore the inconvenient plot holes, like the ability of Very readable bit of 1950s style pulp fiction Concerns a group of humans in some futuristic time yet, suspiciously, despite having invented manned space flight, not having progressed beyond boxed radio communications, hand held compasses or helicopter transport, inventions which were the height of sophistication in 1951 who are exploring a new planet and get embroiled in local politics despite supposedly not wanting to interfere.Let s ignore the inconvenient plot holes, like the ability of the group to speak each other s language despite the humans never having visited the planet before, and the convenient physical similarities of the humans and the Avtini This is, after all, pulp science fiction, and very enjoyable it is too The plot barrels along at a great pace, concerning mainly the societal structure of the Avtini who are modelled on a bee colony, centring around a dominant breeding female, and the profound influence which supposed neutral observers have in challenging this culture through befriending Iroedh, a sexless female, and her friend Antic, a male.Much strife ensues, involving skirmishes, battles, coups and romantic dalliances The bee like culture is easy to understand It is all very silly and could have done with inventing some futuristic technology rather than leaving the space travellers mired in 1950s tech The concept of earth travellers selling their society to a primitive alien culture is all a bit uncomfortable Nonetheless, still a good read 70 years later I am not sure if I enjoyed the book or not, but it was interesting In general, science fiction does not travel across time very well, but I would not really call this science fiction so much as fantasy The basic premise was interesting, the action was pretty standard, the social commentary that 20th century human values are superior to alien ones was already a cliche when the book was written, and the plot was pretty b movieish But still, it had its charm and was a bit of a window on fantasy I am not sure if I enjoyed the book or not, but it was interesting In general, science fiction does not travel across time very well, but I would not really call this science fiction so much as fantasy The basic premise was interesting, the action was pretty standard, the social commentary that 20th century human values are superior to alien ones was already a cliche when the book was written, and the plot was pretty b movieish But still, it had its charm and was a bit of a window on fantasy fiction of the time An otherwise humanoid species that lays eggs, forms communities with a single fertile female, multiple male drones to fertilize her, and all other females are neuter workers think bees or termites that de Camp makes surprisingly empathetic And then humans show up.The Terrans aren t there to deliberately disrupt the local society they have rules not unlike Star Trek s Prime Directive , but their very existence can t help changing things, and de Camp makes exploring those changes intriguin An otherwise humanoid species that lays eggs, forms communities with a single fertile female, multiple male drones to fertilize her, and all other females are neuter workers think bees or termites that de Camp makes surprisingly empathetic And then humans show up.The Terrans aren t there to deliberately disrupt the local society they have rules not unlike Star Trek s Prime Directive , but their very existence can t help changing things, and de Camp makes exploring those changes intriguing.Worth reading This was the very first SciFi novel I ever read, probably around 1954or 1955 I was a kid and an avid reader and the book was discovered on a bookshelf on a boring day It made a big impression at the time and lead me to years of reading SciFi and then SciFi Fantasy It re read it this week on a nostalgia trip and found that it hasn t aged all that well with the changes in social attitudes in the past half century But perhaps newer readers will find it a useful period piece L Sprague de Camp you fucked up by writing this, and I fucked up by reading it.

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    This guide aims to show you how to download of the Avtini would carry on like this Avtini gods would love only a Community, with its self respecting groups of workers and drones and its highly productive QueenAnd as for Queens, why no Avtini Queen would go rogue Only a few mad drones had ever been known to desert the Community And their lives were the price of the antisocial actionNo, Iroedh could not understand the prophecy and so it must be false But Iroedh was soon to learn that prophecy has a way of coming true, and that even the most unassuming antiquarian Worker might be born to rule. A guilty pleasure This is really B movie material.Humans land on a planet where bee like beings reign They screw up the society Jim Kirk says the hell with the prime directive by introducing the idea that you can have a monogamous or at least SERIALLY monogamous society where each female can get her guynot just the queen bee.Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sexI have a signed copy from Sprague He laughed when I told him this book was a lot of fun. Sort of proto feminist SF, published in 1951 Or not Anyway, fond, dim memories of the thing Gwendolynpatrick nearby reports Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sex Hey Love that wild cover art Sort of proto feminist SF, published in 1951 Or not Anyway, fond, dim memories of the thing Gwendolynpatrick nearby reports Kinda trashy and has some interesting insect sex Hey Love that wild cover art In 1951 this was cutting edge science fiction, addressing, however obliquely, sexual s Today it s pretty tame.In fact, as science fiction, it larger isn t Though it details the landing of humans on another planet from the point of view of the alien inhabitants, the aliens are simply humans with a few cosmetic changes and different breeding patterns Think Star Trek at its worst Sprague de Camp was a pioneer of SF but he obviously struck out occasionally too This was a no hitter.Only ok In 1951 this was cutting edge science fiction, addressing, however obliquely, sexual s Today it s pretty tame.In fact, as science fiction, it larger isn t Though it details the landing of humans on another planet from the point of view of the alien inhabitants, the aliens are simply humans with a few cosmetic changes and different breeding patterns Think Star Trek at its worst Sprague de Camp was a pioneer of SF but he obviously struck out occasionally too This was a no hitter.Only okay I can t claim to be entirely satisfied with any de Camp novel okay, maybe The Fallible Fiend There s some aspect to his lightly comic tone or its application that comes off as though he thinks he switty than he really is At best it is wry, and at worst, it is grating.It does not help that both the gender politics on display and the barely transgressive skirting of sexuality have aged poorly Though, this has a side effect that I now wonder if it were intentional seen from the frank A I can t claim to be entirely satisfied with any de Camp novel okay, maybe The Fallible Fiend There s some aspect to his lightly comic tone or its application that comes off as though he thinks he switty than he really is At best it is wry, and at worst, it is grating.It does not help that both the gender politics on display and the barely transgressive skirting of sexuality have aged poorly Though, this has a side effect that I now wonder if it were intentional seen from the frank Avtini perspective, humans with their weird sexual hangups nudity taboos, childishly avoiding discussion of sexual topics, committing violence in the name of ill considered romance are the weird ones, especially when those hangups allow a clever Avtini worker to blackmail a member of the human vessel The Avtini look like the mature ones, despite their low technology.Of course, it wouldn t be de Camp science fiction without playing games around societal development and the introduction of cataclysmically revolutionary technology This trend argues poorly with the realized Avtini civilization vaguely hivelike, with fertile queens, male drones, and female neuter workers which was farinteresting than anything else that de Camp had to say Rogue Queen was written like an exciting adventure story, which kept the reader attentive In addition, he mixed with the adventure his impressions of how an alien civilization would be affected if it was transformed from a communal hive existence to a conjugal married lifestyle Although de Camp s dialogues between Terrans i.e space travelers from earth and aliens regarding various philosophies is probably unrealistice being too relaxed or familiar as they talked to each other like they we Rogue Queen was written like an exciting adventure story, which kept the reader attentive In addition, he mixed with the adventure his impressions of how an alien civilization would be affected if it was transformed from a communal hive existence to a conjugal married lifestyle Although de Camp s dialogues between Terrans i.e space travelers from earth and aliens regarding various philosophies is probably unrealistice being too relaxed or familiar as they talked to each other like they were old neighbors, the concept was very interesting In addition, the story was engrossing and entertaining without being too vulgar or overly descriptive when talking about intimate concerns Overall I recommend the book as a good read Very readable bit of 1950s style pulp fiction Concerns a group of humans in some futuristic time yet, suspiciously, despite having invented manned space flight, not having progressed beyond boxed radio communications, hand held compasses or helicopter transport, inventions which were the height of sophistication in 1951 who are exploring a new planet and get embroiled in local politics despite supposedly not wanting to interfere.Let s ignore the inconvenient plot holes, like the ability of Very readable bit of 1950s style pulp fiction Concerns a group of humans in some futuristic time yet, suspiciously, despite having invented manned space flight, not having progressed beyond boxed radio communications, hand held compasses or helicopter transport, inventions which were the height of sophistication in 1951 who are exploring a new planet and get embroiled in local politics despite supposedly not wanting to interfere.Let s ignore the inconvenient plot holes, like the ability of the group to speak each other s language despite the humans never having visited the planet before, and the convenient physical similarities of the humans and the Avtini This is, after all, pulp science fiction, and very enjoyable it is too The plot barrels along at a great pace, concerning mainly the societal structure of the Avtini who are modelled on a bee colony, centring around a dominant breeding female, and the profound influence which supposed neutral observers have in challenging this culture through befriending Iroedh, a sexless female, and her friend Antic, a male.Much strife ensues, involving skirmishes, battles, coups and romantic dalliances The bee like culture is easy to understand It is all very silly and could have done with inventing some futuristic technology rather than leaving the space travellers mired in 1950s tech The concept of earth travellers selling their society to a primitive alien culture is all a bit uncomfortable Nonetheless, still a good read 70 years later I am not sure if I enjoyed the book or not, but it was interesting In general, science fiction does not travel across time very well, but I would not really call this science fiction so much as fantasy The basic premise was interesting, the action was pretty standard, the social commentary that 20th century human values are superior to alien ones was already a cliche when the book was written, and the plot was pretty b movieish But still, it had its charm and was a bit of a window on fantasy I am not sure if I enjoyed the book or not, but it was interesting In general, science fiction does not travel across time very well, but I would not really call this science fiction so much as fantasy The basic premise was interesting, the action was pretty standard, the social commentary that 20th century human values are superior to alien ones was already a cliche when the book was written, and the plot was pretty b movieish But still, it had its charm and was a bit of a window on fantasy fiction of the time An otherwise humanoid species that lays eggs, forms communities with a single fertile female, multiple male drones to fertilize her, and all other females are neuter workers think bees or termites that de Camp makes surprisingly empathetic And then humans show up.The Terrans aren t there to deliberately disrupt the local society they have rules not unlike Star Trek s Prime Directive , but their very existence can t help changing things, and de Camp makes exploring those changes intriguin An otherwise humanoid species that lays eggs, forms communities with a single fertile female, multiple male drones to fertilize her, and all other females are neuter workers think bees or termites that de Camp makes surprisingly empathetic And then humans show up.The Terrans aren t there to deliberately disrupt the local society they have rules not unlike Star Trek s Prime Directive , but their very existence can t help changing things, and de Camp makes exploring those changes intriguing.Worth reading This was the very first SciFi novel I ever read, probably around 1954or 1955 I was a kid and an avid reader and the book was discovered on a bookshelf on a boring day It made a big impression at the time and lead me to years of reading SciFi and then SciFi Fantasy It re read it this week on a nostalgia trip and found that it hasn t aged all that well with the changes in social attitudes in the past half century But perhaps newer readers will find it a useful period piece L Sprague de Camp you fucked up by writing this, and I fucked up by reading it. 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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 157 pages
  • Rogue Queen
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • English
  • 23 June 2019
  • 0451080971