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Midworld (1975) is a science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. It is set in his primary science fiction universe, the Humanx Commonwealth. Midworld is a planet entirely covered by a rain forest three-quarters of a kilometer (almost half a mile) tall. Born is a member of the primitive human society that has lived peacefully on Midworld for hundreds of years, careful not to disturb the natural balance of the jungle. His people live in a gigantic tree called the Home Tree
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Set on, possibly, the most wonderfully described planet in the sci-fi genre. An alien world covered in a lush forest jungle half a kilometer deep. As you descend from the highest level of the canopy, each of the seven levels has its own unique ecological niche of flora and fauna. Three levels deep, a seemingly primitive native people reside. Midworld is a little gem of an alien jungle adventure book, full of arresting imagery, giant floral monstrosities, ex What a pleasant surprise that was. Right or wrong, I'd always associated Alan Dean Foster with competent TV and film tie-ins, the kind of thing I'd stopped reading in my early teens. Midworld, an original work, was recommended to me after reading Larry Niven's Integral Trees and comparing it -somewhat unfavourably- to Brian Aldiss' Hothouse. I'm glad I took the recommendation up.
Till the last 20 pages are so. That so rarely happens in bookreading, that the end somehow pulls it all together? That's what we all hope for when reading a book that drags, we stick with it, and so often we are never rewarded for our readers diligence. Greedy resource seeking humans land on another planet, and get to work in leaching all the natural resources from it. The planet they land on, is comparable to a Rainforest, there are different levels, each with their own variety of predators.
5 5 Author: Alan Dean Foster Narrator: Eric Martin. A jungle planet must defend against exploitative aliens in this novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From the rich imagination of science fiction great Alan Dean Foster comes the story of Midworld, a Humanx Commonwealth planet that's equally fragile and hostile. Should Midworld's villagers aid the humans or stand against them? The hero of Foster's addictive page-turner, Born, decides to lead two humans across the perilous jungle. His choice propels Midworld toward annihilation-and leads him headlong into a battle for survival. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Born was a child of the rain forest that covered Midworld, part of the primitive society that the peaceful jungle planet had sustained for hundreds of years. He was wise in the ways of his world.