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   Earthman's Burden, by Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson  
  Collection, first publication in September 1957 , latest edition in September 1985
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      A collection of short stories about the Hoka, a species of teddy bear-like aliens who take absolutely everything literally. Their inability to distinguish fiction from anything else makes for problematic negotiations with human ambassadors. The first of three books about the Hoka--the others being "Star Prince Charlie", a novel, and "Hoka!", a second collection of short stories.

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  • Hoka (#1)

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  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Far Futures
  • Humor - Comedy - Satire
  • Intelligent Animals - Talking Animals - Sentient Animals

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