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Lone Star Planet

Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s’Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it’s common knowledge that the s’Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors—and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog! But unless he can get them to act, and fast, there won’t be a Texan alive, scared or otherwise!

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H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

Transcriber's Note: This etext was prepared from a 1979 reprint of the 1958 original. There is no evidence that the copyright on this publication was renewed. Obvious typesetting errors in the source text have been corrected

Lone Star Planet


ace books

A Division of Charter Communications Inc.


360 Park Avenue South

New York, New York 10010


Copyright © 1958 by Ace Books, Inc.

Originally published as A PLANET FOR TEXANS

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review, without permission in writing from the publisher.

All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This Ace Printing: April 1979

Printed in U.S.A.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 19, 2015
Subject: Lone Star Planet
I listened to this while I was taking a road trip and I loved it. I was almost a little sad when I had to leave my car because it meant not hearing what happened next! The reader did an incredible job giving each character a voice. As a Native Texan, I was intrigued where they were going to take the story and I feel they did a great job! Almost like it could be realistic the way things are going today (well, at least the succession part)!!
Reviewer: - March 8, 2014
Subject: Loan Star Planet
A great interstelar diplomatic cowboy 'shoot em up' story. Mark Belson does a great job of reading, gets a little carried away with the Texan nature of the story when introducing chapters etc, but that he can be forgiven for.
Reviewer: - September 19, 2013
Subject: Loan Star Planet
This story is a delightful story and wonderfully read.
Reviewer: - March 25, 2013
Subject: Texas and Texans
When I started reading this book I thought ok another stereo typical view of Texas. Bar-B-Ques with huge quantities of alcohol and people discharging firearms inappropriately in public places. But the authors make it clear that this was an attempt to recreate a past never existed. As a Texan I can appreciate the New Texas system of checks and balances that the authors suggest and only wish we could adopt it here on Terra!

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