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Mon Nov 9 19:13:42 PST 2015
Likewise, if Dennis Lien is still still reading and answering queries at
Fiction_L, he seems able to solve every obscure SF stumper known to
On 2015-11-09 17:25, Diedre Conkling wrote:
> It is my understanding that Project Wombat, http://project-wombat.org/faq.shtml , is a good place to ask these kinds of questions. Librarians all over the country will help you. It use to be called Stumpers.
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Sarah Jesudason <sjesudason at ci.tualatin.or.us> wrote:
> Absolutely not Dune.
> Artisan finger-typed communique.
> On Nov 6, 2015, at 6:46 PM, Hartley, Melissa <melissa.hartley at oregonstate.edu> wrote:
> How about: Dune / by Frank Herbert? First published 1965.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28novel%29 
> Desert planet
> Hot atmosphere
> Leathery skin
> Magic substance that gives powers
> Melissa Hartley
> Valley Library
> Oregon State University
> FROM: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] ON BEHALF OF Holly Campbell-Polivka
> SENT: Friday, November 06, 2015 4:16 PM
> TO: libs-or (libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us); child at wccls.org
> SUBJECT: [Libs-Or] Stumper
> Hi Great Brain,
> I'm hoping someone can help me out with this stumper.
> Here is what I know:
> The juvenile science fiction book (or short story) begins with a guy being interviewed by a computer. He is sent to some sort of desert planet or desert world that is inhabited by beings with leather skin. It is very hot there, but there is a fruit he can eat that helps him tolerate the heat and also makes him be able to go very fast.
> The patron is a gentleman who I would guess is in his 50s or 60s, and he read it as a kid, so I would guess it was probably published in the 1960s or before.
> I did a google search and was able to find somebody else on a science fiction forum searching for what I believe may be the same book. The clue I got from that was that the person thinks the planet or world may be called something like Alpha. But I'm not sure if this is just a false lead or not. I'm wondering if the author possibly could be Robert Silverberg, and if the story may be Revolt on Alpha C, but I can't find enough of a description to find out whether it matches the patron's description, and when he reads the description, it doesn't ring a bell with him.
> Any ideas?
> Holly Polivka
> Youth Services Librarian
> Tigard Public Library
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