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Ast pitch For rules or no rules THE SIOUX SPACEMAN knew that he had to help these strange creatures gain their freedom and that he alone because of his Indian blood had the key to win it for th. Okay this cover is RIDICULOUS Who could resistIt s kinda hard to connect with in that the aliens are sort of jerks including the ones the reader is supposed to empathize with but it is actual sci fi and the kernel of the story is good It s the kind of thing Cherryh does very very well the stranger theme the lone human in a world and culture he doesn t understandbut seriously totally worth it for the cover

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Kade Whitehawk had two strikes against him in the Space Service First he had bungled his assignment on the planet Lodi Second he believed all creatures had a right to freedom and dignity and ha. I have spent so long trying to figure out how on earth to review this book that it has begun to haunt me so I shall simply stick my entire mess of thoughts on this book in and try to sort them thematicallyOne This book is pretty much what you d expect if you ve ever read a book by Andre Norton The characterization is what could be charitably called slight the main engine of the book is plot which is tremendously linear and uncomplicated itselfTwo This book is called Sioux Spaceman I bought this book because I was with my mother at the time it was 050 and every time I said Sioux Spaceman she twitched You sort of have to croon the name The cover exhorts you to Beware the Horsemen of the Stars and appears to be about Hawkman s radio controlled harem boys Everything about how it is marketed is ridiculous although obviously it was aimed at the reading audience of some fifty years agoThree However what really caused me to bog down in my attempt to review is this book as a cultural artifact Inside the book the protagonist Kade is never referred to as Sioux he s Lakota Also contrary to what the cover would have you believe there are no white people in this book although there are a half dozen humans There are also no women or even female aliens There are female horses however Kade s goal is to undermine Alien Species A s attempt to colonize Alien Species B Via horses So really you don t need to beware the horsemen of the stars I am aware of a certain species of book by white authors in which they send their white protagonist back in time to prevent some historical atrocity committed by white people or some variation on that theme but Kade doesn t seem designed to assuage liberal guiltThree and a half HOWEVER there are some um infelicities Kade is often doing things with the fill in the blank of his ancestors sometimes of his savage ancestors One of Kade s superiors is described as Afro arabian and his name is Abu I don t speak Arabic but I m pretty sure that means Father which seems like a funny nameOkay now this book can stop haunting me Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uncomplicated itselfTwo This book is called Sioux Spaceman I bought this book because I was with my mother at the time it was 050 and every time I said Sioux Spaceman she twitched You sort of have to croon the name The cover exhorts you to Beware the Horsemen of the Stars and appears to be about Hawkman s radio controlled harem boys Everything about how it is marketed is ridiculous although obviously it was aimed at the reading audience of some fifty years agoThree However what really caused me to bog down in my attempt to review is this book as a cultural artifact Inside the book the protagonist Kade is never referred to as Sioux he s Lakota Also contrary to what the cover would have you believe there are no white people in this book although there are a half dozen humans There are also no women or even female aliens There are female horses however Kade s goal is to Engendering Song undermine Alien Species A s attempt to colonize Alien Species B Via horses So really you don t need to beware the horsemen of the stars I am aware of a certain species of book by white authors in which they send their white protagonist back in time to prevent some historical atrocity committed by white people or some variation on that theme but Kade doesn t seem designed to assuage liberal guiltThree and a half HOWEVER there are some Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide um infelicities Kade is often doing things with the fill in the blank of his ancestors sometimes of his savage ancestors One of Kade s superiors is described as Afro arabian and his name is Abu I don t speak Arabic but I m pretty sure that means Father which seems like a funny nameOkay now this book can stop haunting me

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Ving such opinions was strictly against the rules But when he was assigned to Klor he found the Ikkinni there tortured yet defiant slaves of a vicious tyrant race Right then Kade swung at the l. It wasn t bad I liked the animals and the allegory But there wasn t enough characterization like someone else said no romance and no explanation of what happened on Kade s previous assignment that got him into so much trouble But it was a really good premise


10 thoughts on “The Sioux Spaceman

  1. says:

    Nice older SiFi story by one of the masters in the field Easy but solid read Recommended

  2. says:

    I have spent so long trying to figure out how on earth to review this book that it has begun to haunt me so I shall simply stick my entire mess of thoughts on this book in and try to sort them thematicallyOne This book is pretty much what you'd expect if you've ever read a book by Andre Norton The characterization is what could be charitably called 'slight' the main engine of the book is plot which is tremendo

  3. says:

    Since “The Sioux Warrior” was primarily written for the young adult market in 1960 it would not have caught my eye back then since I was interested in comics at 12 years of age Today 57 years later it caught m

  4. says:

    This is my second book from the highly prolific Andre Norton the first being “Daybreak 2250 AD” From this book

  5. says:

    I picked this up because of the outrageous title and cover I read a lot of Andre Norton's SF when I was 10 13 years old and while this was a lot like them this wasn't actually one that I had read before Young Kade Whitehawk is re assigned to a new trade service position among a crew of 4 on the world Klor where the evil intersteller Styor have enslaved the native Ikkinni Kade being Lakota Sioux decides to help the Ikkinni fight

  6. says:

    It wasn't bad; I liked the animals and the allegory But there wasn't enough characterization like someone else said no romance and no explanation of what happened on Kade's previous assignment that got him into so much trouble But it was a really good premise

  7. says:

    Next Norton uses one of her favorite devices a Native American hero transplanted to space and involved in a fight with a nasty alien race and uses his wits and his people’s past history to if not succeed totally at least get a heads up in the struggle

  8. says:

    I'm pretty sure this is the edition I have Like at least one other book this has the bibliographic afterword by Lin Carter Norton often got off the hook as a racist because she was not an orthodox racist conventional categories are pretty much ignored or rewritten Nevertheless she was a racist because she held to the belief that p

  9. says:

    Okay this cover is RIDICULOUS Who could resist?It's kinda hard to connect with in that the aliens are sort of jerks including the ones the reader is supposed to empathize with; but it is actual sci fi and the kernel of the story is good It's

  10. says:

    If you like Andre Norton you'll like this story Norton's themes revolve around young people finding their way in the world although her worlds incorporate hefty doses of science and fantasy This story is typically well written and a fun read

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