Book Reviews of Sentenced to Prism (Humanx Commonwealth, Bk 5)

Sentenced to Prism (Humanx Commonwealth, Bk 5)
Sentenced to Prism - Humanx Commonwealth, Bk 5
Author: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN-13: 9780345319807
ISBN-10: 034531980X
Publication Date: 8/12/1985
Pages: 273
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved this book.. an easy read and great story. While not hard core sci-fi, I thought it was an interesting concept (ala Gulliver's Travels done as sci fi). If you're looking for a fast, entertaining book that has nice character development.. this is for you.
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interesting...one of my favorite Foster books. a delightful read!!
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This was a very interesting book.
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A fun book by Alan Dean Foster.
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This is a novel from the author's Humanx Commonwealth series.

An agent from a major corporation is sent to a new world to troubleshoot problems, when an advance team suddenly stops communicating with headquarters. Once he arrives and finds all but one of the team dead, he has to solve two problems quickly: how to find the one remaining team member, and what to do when his protective suit dies, leaving him stranded on a dangerous world with no defenses!
Several fun twists and turns, and one of his better books, once it gets going.
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If you like Alan Dean Foster, you will love this book. It's an upbeat story that keeps you turning the pages to the end!
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Great book. I have been a fan of Foster for years.
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A different sci-fi book by the great A.D. Foster. Good pacing and other than expected world and characters.
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Easy reading but with just enough novel ideas and twists of tried and trues tropes that it feels refreshing not hackneyed. I'd definitely recommend it whether you need a book for a plane trip, beach reading or just a little escapist sci-fi between your NPR listening and Mensa meetings. ;)

I like books where the pacing is brisk, interesting ideas and theories explored through action or active elements and the hero or heroine succeeds. Sure I loved To Live and Die in LA but more often than not I want to see the heroes win. This book has all of that with some interesting science postulated to boot.

Totally worth your time to read it.
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I can't tell if this book is predictable, because it follows all the sci-fi formulas, or if this book was on the leading edge of creating all those formulas.

Our hero struggles with his masculine impulses, in one scene. But not too much.

There's the talking computer/suit that can accurately predict everything, and simultaneously protect our hero from everything.

Our hero is rescued by the native population, accepted into their tribe, and even modified to be more like them.

Too many stock sci-fi elements.