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Reviews of Uller Uprising (1952)

Review by clong (2004-09-02)
I thought this was quite a bit better than Fuzzy Sapiens. The two alien worlds are described in more detail and generally better conceived; the characters are a bit smarter; the aliens have a lot more depth; and the plot is much more interesting. The discussion about and eventual decision to use a nuclear bomb also raises interesting questions.

Some web source (I don't remember where) indicated that the alien uprising is modeled after an actual revolt under British colonial India. One minor drawback is the completely unneccesary romance between the general who saves the day (despite the ineptitude of the career diplomats) and a young lady who starts as an alien sympathizer and ends up as his adjutant.




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