Star Man’s Son

03/13/2013 Science fiction  2 comments

3742989061_fd2c332024_mTo be one of the Star Men , honored by all the tribe, consecrated to the gathering and treasuring of knowledge, to the breaking of new trails and the exploration of lost lands – he, Fors of the Puma Clan, had never dreamed of any other life.

Fors lives two hundred years after the Great Blow-up, the atomic war, a Star Mans son but mutant, with night sight, to-keen hearing and silver hair that sets him apart from other members of his clan. His father a great Star Man roved the lowlands looking for safe city’s where forgotten knowledge might be discovered and brought back to the clan, mapping roads and trails, bringing light out of darkness. Fors’ ¬†father is killed on his way home from a trip to the lowlands and Fors’ dreams of becoming a great Star Man like his father are dashed. His clan sees him as nothing but a mutant and won’t pick him to become a Star Man. His anger and disappointed drive him to steal his fathers travel bag and with only his weapons and big hunting cat, run away to the lowlands looking for a lost city his father believed to be to the north. Fors father trained him well, but with his inexperience he finds trouble. There’s a dark menace in the lowlands. Maybe a mutant is what they need to save them.

I’ve read this book many times over the years and I’ve always love the bond this boy has with his big hunting cat, and how he was willing to trust and befriend others in need. Sometimes we judge others because they are different and don’t take the time to find out how their differences make them an amazing person. We shouldn’t be afraid of peoples differences we should embrace them. It may save a life, like it did in this book.

Another fabulous book from Andre Norton.

2 comments to Star Man’s Son

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