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Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson|
|Cover artist||Edd Cartier|
|Genre||Science fiction short stories|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
Earthman's Burden is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1957. The story "Don Jones" was original to this collection. The other stories originally appeared in the magazines Other Worlds, Universe and Fantasy and Science Fiction.
The stories involve a teddy bear-like alien race known as Hokas, and spoof a variety of fictional genres.
- "The Sheriff of Canyon Gulch"
- "Don Jones"
- "In Hoka Signo Vinces"
- "The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound"
- "Yo Ho Hoka!"
- "The Tiddlywink Warriors"
Floyd C. Gale wrote that the stories in Earthman's Burden were "reasonably amusing. Under one cover and in company with minor works, though, the cumulative effect is less rewarding ... Hoka, like pickles, is a tasty appetizer in moderation, but leaves a characteristic aftertaste if overindulged".
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