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Fantasy
Author: Piers Anthony
ISBN: 1594260672
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Pages 228 pages
Publisher Mundania Press, LLC (June 30, 2006)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4.7
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by Piers Anthony


Omnivore Between were layered colors-red, yellow, blue and black, the individual plants shaped like funnels, horns, brackets, plates and, yes, toadstools

Of Man and Manta, book 1. CONTENTS 1. A Loaf of Bread 2. A Jug of Wine 3. A Book of Verses 4. Wilderness. I. - a loaf of bread. NORTH OF APPALACHIA an outcropping of wilderness survived. Subble aligned visible topography with known coordinates and guided his craft to a soft landing beside a thickly-spoked bull spruce. Between were layered colors-red, yellow, blue and black, the individual plants shaped like funnels, horns, brackets, plates and, yes, toadstools. From a distance it was all a blur, largely the fault of the atmosphere; close, it was a wonderland of shape and color.

Of Man and Manta is a trilogy of science fiction novels written by Piers Anthony. It consists of the three books: Omnivore (1968), Orn (1970), and 0Ⅹ (1975). Omnivore has as its frame the investigation of the deaths of eighteen travelers from Earth to the distant planet Nacre. Nacre is seen through the eyes of three surviving scientist-explorers: Cal, Veg, and Aquilon.

A towering testament of ambition and desire, hope and despair, Piers Anthony's epic Geodyssey saga is nothing less than the story of humanity itself. As seen through the eyes of a handful of courageous, passionate men and women reborn again and again in s. Orn (Of Man and Manta, by Piers Anthony.

A towering testament of ambition and desire, hope and despair, Piers Anthony's epic Geodyssey saga is nothing less than the story of humanity itself

A towering testament of ambition and desire, hope and despair, Piers Anthony's epic Geodyssey saga is nothing less than the story of humanity itself. Tarot (Tarot,

by Piers Anthony Of Man and Manta, Book 2 Chapter 1. .Orn brushed gingerly against the whole egg. Cold-nothing would hatch from this. Beyond it and the nest were rocks and bones and other debris of indeterminate origin.

by Piers Anthony Of Man and Manta, Book 2 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Postscript: Calvin Potter. He walked unsteadily toward the light, avoiding the scattered joints and droppings and teeth and dehydrated leaves and sticks that lined the track.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This is the middle book of the Viscous Circle of Man and Manta set. The first book in the set, Omnivore, introduces both the three main human characters, Cal, Veg, and Aquilon, and a set of rather unique beings, the mantas, who are intelligent, single footed, one-eyed, and members of the fungoid family.

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Book 2. Orn. by Piers Anthony. Shelve Orn. Want to Read. Shelve Of Man and Manta.

Orn is the second book in the Of Man and Manta trilogy by Piers Anthony. Overall, I enjoyed this book. Anthony gives great descriptions of Paleo Earth complete with flora and fauna.

Anthony's family emigrated to the United States from Britain when he was six. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial . Orn Of Man and Manta. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers.

The trio of scientists had been ordered to survey the planet's flora, fauna and mineral resources, and from the very beginning of their mission everything they observed led to one startling conclusion-the mysterious world was virtually identical with the Earth of the Paleocene period, 70,000,000 years ago at the very dawn of the age of mammals! Their names were Cal, Veg, and Aquilon, the most resourceful-and rebellious-of Earth's explorers, and with them came four alien companions, the mantas. Strange flying beings, half-animal, half-fungus, the mantas possessed the keenest senses of any creatures in the universe, a gift which immediately saved the mission from complete disaster. Detecting strong vibrations coming from a great distance, the mantas warned the humans, and Cal realized that it could mean only one thing: an earthquake-one large enough to produce a tidal wave that would totally inundate the small island where they had set up camp. Veg, the strongest member of the team, constructed a crude sailing raft, and the party put out to sea to escape the doomed island. It was the beginning of an incredible series of adventures which would lead them to discoveries as momentous as they were deadly. Sailing for weeks, the raft took them to a region vastly different from the island they had left behind. And when a brachiosaurus, supposedly extinct in the Paleocene period, nearly swamped the raft, they knew they had reached an area of priceless scientific value-an isolated enclave of the Cretaceous period where the full spectrum of the golden age of reptiles was present! But just as incredible as the dinosaurs was another creature they were soon to meet-Orn, a man-sized bird who belonged to the most advanced species ever to develop on this world. Unsurpassed racial memory enabled Orn's mind to reach millions of years into the past, and it was his presence that led the three humans and the mantas to open revolt. Determined to prevent man's destructive exploitation of this world, they must pit themselves not only against the creatures they wish to save from extinction, but also against the all-consuming greed of Earth's powerful authorities. As rich in scientific detail as it is in breathtaking excitement, Orn is a masterwork of the imagination and a tribute to the creative genius of Piers Anthony.
Jaberini
By now I’m sure most Kindle users know how to report content errors, so it’s entirely possible that Amazon will issue updates to make this edition more readable. But it’s still hugely distracting and disappointing to finally have these stories on my Kindle... in such a poor state.

And while the story of the humans and mantas is still enjoyable after all this time, many things haven’t aged well. Aquilon is characterized exactly as male sci-fi writers from the ‘60s always characterize women. Cal delivers lectures that would be informative (though outdated) to a modern fifth-grader in a way that seems calculated to introduce audiences of the ‘60s to new concepts like continental drift. Much of the science has been superceded since publication. Gender dynamics are simplified and overplayed. Those little artifacts aren’t story-killers of course. But combined with the bad kindle adaptation, they make for a sometimes clunky read.

The fact remains though, that Orn is a wonderful and interesting character concept. The mantas are some of the best and most original aliens in sci-fi. I’m looking forward to re-reading this whole series again when the content errors are corrected!
Maman
I've owned the paperback version of this book since 1972, and decided to buy a replacement on Kindle, but reading this version is painful, given the incredible number of spelling and grammar mistakes in this that weren't in the paperback. It almost looks like someone scanned and OCR'd a paper copy but never checked it for correctness. One typo replaced "agent" with "age;", the next page replaced "been" with "be...". Previous pages had missing words as well. I don't know who to contact about it, but I'd be happy to provide proofreading for them.
When I first read the story I wasn't aware that it was part of a series. I saw references to the characters' previous adventure on Nacre but had no idea there was a previous novel nor what its name was. I've since corrected that, and have enjoyed the characters and how their stories have affected them. I highly recommend this whole trilogy, and even this middle book, as long as you can ignore the typos and grammar mistakes!
Mavegar
Orn - Paperback, Mundania press edition

Three human scientific explorers accompanied by four alien sentient entities known as Mantas are sent
to survey a newly found planet. They soon discover the world seems to uncannily match Earth's Paleocene
epoch of 65 Million years ago in virtually every detail. Orn, a large flightless bird possessing
a unique form of memory/intelligence, is an inhabitant of the planet.

The book is about survival as much as exploration since the party brings minimal technology with them.
The story offers an interesting look at what day to day life was probably like during Earth's Paleocene and
Cretaceous periods.

Written over 40 years ago there is not much that really dates this book.

This is the second book in the trilogy, but it is not absolutely necessary to read the first one first.
There are only about 5 or 6 pages, mostly in the second chapter, that won't be entirely clear
without the first book. However, definitely read the first two before _OX_, the third book, or you will
be completely lost.
Doktilar
I read this back in l966, when I was in college, and for the next 20 years, I read only science fiction. It was that good.
Qiahmagha
I enjoyed this whole series. In this particular book I liked the characters and the plot was credible for the genre.
Dianaghma
A great book (worth 5 stars easily) is totally ruined by the formatting mistakes (or rather, lack of formatting) and the amazing number of misspelled words in it (thus the one star rating). Apparently, it was done by someone who doesn't know how to read or how to format sentences or paragraphs. Extremely disappointing. I hope Piers lays into whoever did this.
Grotilar
This is the middle book of the Viscous Circle of Man and Manta set. The first book in the set, Omnivore, introduces both the three main human characters, Cal, Veg, and Aquilon, and a set of rather unique beings, the mantas, who are intelligent, single footed, one-eyed, and members of the fungoid family. Reading the first book of this set prior to this one is not totally required, though it would help with the beginning of this book, which is a direct continuation from the end of Omnivore.

Cal, Veg, Aquilon, and four of the mantas are sent on a mission to a newly discovered world (via a transfer mechanism whose operation is not yet completely understood) to determine the world's suitability for human habitation. Cal quickly determines that this world is not 'new', but is rather our Earth of some sixty-five million years ago, the Paleocene age, just after the age of dinosaurs and the beginning of the age of mammals. But within this world there is also something that doesn't quite fit that age: a large, intelligent, flightless bird, Orn.

Orn is definitely the best part of this book, as he doesn't think like we do, but rather navigates his world via 'racial memory' - built into his genes are those experiences of all his ancestors that have happened frequently enough to be so imprinted. This is an idea that most biologists think is very unlikely, but it certainly makes for a very different life form whose actions and 'thoughts' are nevertheless very understandable.

There is an inevitable meeting between Orn and the humans, occurring in a physically isolated enclave where some of the dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous have managed to survive. The interactions between all of these beings is properly driven by each being's character, from Veg as a confirmed vegetarian to Cal's emphasis on logic and survival of the fittest, and only near the end of the book does it take on larger aspects as the Earth authorities try to exert control over the group.

Thematically, this book is a further investigation, which was started in Omnivore, into the morality of killing others to ensure your own survival, here looked at both from the point of view of evolutionary demands and on the individual level, from herbivore to omnivore. At times this book gets a little too bogged down in scientific details (such as the differences between various classes of mollusks), and the portrayed mind-set of the Earth authorities seems a little too harsh to be totally believable, but in general this is a good action-adventure set in environment where dinosaurs are not only believable but are properly portrayed in both their strengths and weaknesses.

Anthony closes the book with an appendix that defines his own thoughts on how and why the dinosaurs died out. Written before the confirmation of the iridium layer and the Yucatan crater, his ideas still make a good addendum to the catastrophic theory of their demise, even though he specifically denies 'catastrophe' as the primary cause.

This is probably the best of the three books of the triptych, greatly enlivened by the unique viewpoint that Orn brings to it, and is a far more serious effort than his Xanth books. Written very early in his career, it shows the kind of inventiveness and good understanding of human motivation that makes for enlightening reading.

--- Reviewed by Patrick Shepherd (hyperpat)