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Omnivore [Man and Manta Series Book 1]
     

Omnivore [Man and Manta Series Book 1]

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by Piers Anthony
 

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Eighteen space explorers had died or disappeared on Nacre, a planet dominated by mushrooms, spore-clouds, a dim sub, and strange one-eyed creatures called mantas. To this forbidden planet came three more scientists to explore, discover and record. They barely understood what their mission was, and the significance of the mantas they were able to bring back with them

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Eighteen space explorers had died or disappeared on Nacre, a planet dominated by mushrooms, spore-clouds, a dim sub, and strange one-eyed creatures called mantas. To this forbidden planet came three more scientists to explore, discover and record. They barely understood what their mission was, and the significance of the mantas they were able to bring back with them to Earth. Subble, a government investigator, was sent to interview them--to learn how they succeeded where many others before them had failed. Subble was a very particular kind of investigator--one who could be judgmental without bias, who could kill without guilt, whose only real job would be, eventually, to die in a job well done. He couldn't know when that eventuality would arrive. He could only keep trying... The trio of scientists he confronted was indeed strange: Veg, the brawn of the group was a vegetarian. Aquilon, the beauty, ate everything--she was an omnivore. Cal was the brains of the crew. His emaciated body could only survive by drinking the blood of animals ... a carnivore. Just as the three of them discovered one another's dark secrets, Subble was able to learn the true meaning of the relationship between Aquilon, Veg and Cal...between omnivore, herbivore, and carnivore--and the effect they had on the mantas and ultimately, on Earth's survival.

Editorial Reviews

Tami Brady
A thorough and intelligent science fiction story.
Anonymous Reviewer
Original and cleverly constructed, with well-developed systems of botany, biology, and ecology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594260629
Publisher:
Mundania Press LLC
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Of Man and Manta Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,206,947
File size:
447 KB

Meet the Author

Author Piers Anthony (born Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob) is an English-American author of science fiction and fantasy books. He is best known for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. In addition to the 40 books in the Xanth series (with two more forthcoming), he has written numerous other science fiction and fantasy series, such as Incarnations of Immortality, and dozens of standalone novels.

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Omnivore (Of Man And Manta #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars
MarMar22 More than 1 year ago
Seemed a bit outdated. The premise is interesting, but it failed to grasp my interest too much. I skipped the final descriptions and read the last paragraphs to know the end. I don't know, it seemed kind of boring to me.
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Piers Anthony is mostly known for his light fantasy series 'Xanth', but his real strength is creating science fiction with aliens that are both believable and NOT HUMAN. (Have you noticed that most SF aliens are either monsters or basically human?) This book is a very interestingly written and thought-provoking Sci-Fi novel. It's almost laid out like a mystery, with the story being revealed piece by piece. Excellent.