By S.M. Stirling
Marc Vitrac used to be born in Louisiana within the early 1960's, in regards to the time the 1st interplanetary probes added the inside track that Mars and Venus have been teeming with life—even human existence. At that time, the "Space Race" grew to become the crucial preoccupation of the good powers of the world.
Now, in 1988, Marc has been assigned to Jamestown, the US-Commonwealth base on Venus, close to the good Venusian urban of Kartahown. Set in a geographical region swarming with sabertooths and dinosaurs, Jamestown is domestic to a small band of yankee and allied scientist-adventurers.
But there are flies during this ointment – and never in basic terms the Venusian dragonflies, with their yard-wide wings. The biologists learning Venus's lifestyles are questioned incidentally it not just resembles that on the earth, yet is nearly just like it. The EastBloc has its personal base at Cosmograd, within the highlands to the south, and relatives are frosty. and engaging younger geologist Cynthia Whitlock turns out impervious to Marc's Cajun charm.
Meanwhile, on the western finish of the continent, Teesa of the Cloud Mountain humans leads her tribe in a clash with the Neanderthal-like beastmen who've seized her folk's sacred caves. Then an EastBloc go back and forth crashes within reach, and the beastmen collect new wisdom… and AK47's.
Jamestown sends its long-range blimp to rescue the downed EastBloc cosmonauts, little suspecting that the reply to the jungle planet's mysteries may possibly lie there, between tribal conflicts and lines of an influence that made Earth's vaunted technology appear as primitive because the tribesfolk's blowguns. as though that were not sufficient, there is an enemy agent on board the airship…
Extravagant and bubbling, The Sky People is alternate-history SF event at its best.
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The Sky People (The Lords of Creation Book 1) by S.M. Stirling