Sole Ownership

Sole Ownership

by Douglas R. Miller
     
 

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Intelligent life has been observing mankind for millennia. It's not alien. It's here. And its not going to take any more. Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have almost always been peaceful and non-combative. But by the year 2005, their fishing grounds have been depleted to a critical level and both the cetaceans and their food supplies are being exposed to more…  See more details below

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Intelligent life has been observing mankind for millennia. It's not alien. It's here. And its not going to take any more. Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have almost always been peaceful and non-combative. But by the year 2005, their fishing grounds have been depleted to a critical level and both the cetaceans and their food supplies are being exposed to more pollution in both the water and air, further subjecting them to starvation and disease. The cetaceans have had enough. To preserve their place on this planet, they have banded together in a worldwide community effort to fight back. Since cetaceans do not construct and use tools, they resort to the next best thing for weapons: they use human-built weapons, lost or discarded at sea. Now it is up to man to decide whether to work with the cetaceans. Misjudgment could prove very costly. [Cover art Dirk A. Wolf]

Editorial Reviews

Thomas Myer
The premise behind Sole Ownership is a jolly good one. The novel also has good pacing. The author switches between incidents and groups of characters very well, keeping the tension really torqued. It is also obvious that the author (who holds a PhD in animal physiology) knows his animal behavior--and that he loves the subject matter.
Anonymous Reviewer
Science fiction based on the premise that cetaceans (whales and dolphins) have the capability of banding together, forming an alliance, and teaching mankind a lesson in planetary proprietorship. Sole Ownership is logical, well-researched, and a rather disturbing read. It is a work that makes the reader think rather than just enjoy. The speculation it raises lingers, makes itself known at odd moments, and the ending only adds to that sense of disquiet, the knowledge that it could happen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000064757
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
223 KB

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