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Hoka

Hoka by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

The continuing comic adventures of those amazing alien teddy bears who love playing out fiction, and Alex, still plenipotentiary, trying to cope.

Four stories here, longer than the first ones. We have a baseball episode, interstellar intrigue that the Hokas tackle like Foreign Service novels, a Jungle Book adventure with three aliens -- and Tanni instead of Alex, for once -- and a final grand adventure centering around a Hoka Napoleon.  For once, Alex actually has to explain that a Hoka can call himself Napoleon and still be sane.  By Hoka standards.  It even provides a resounding conclusion.
Tags: fiction reviews: humor, fiction reviews: sf, fiction reviews: short story collections
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