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Earthman's Burden

(The first book in the Hoka series)
A collection of stories by

It could almost have been Earth - or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Taka, 500 light-years from the Solar System. Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to transform outdated Earth stories into riotous real life adventures.
From the guns and slang of an Old West saloon to a hair-raising drug bust in Victorian England led to the by a button-nosed, pipe-puffing Hokan Sherlock Holmes, the Hokas demand that Alex Jones live it all along with them.
Suddenly his ordinary military career is changed into a crazy world of intergalactic adventure, as he tries, without much success, to bring his furry, alien charges along the road to civilization, sanity, and a m ore respectable social rating in the Interbeing League.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 1979 : USA Paperback

Title: Earthman's Burden
Author(s): Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
ISBN: 0-380-47993-1 / 978-0-380-47993-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Earthman's Burden: Hoka Book 1
Author(s): Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
Publisher: Gateway
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