LibriVox recording of Rastignac The Devil, by Philip Jose Farmer. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012).
French colonists on a planet ruled by reptiles and amphibians are forced to wear living “skins” that subdue aggression and enforce vegetarianism. As children, Rastignac and his reptile friend Mapfarity force themselves to become carnivores and begin a protein fueled journey that causes Rastignac to develop a Philosophy of Violence. When a spaceship from Earth crashes in the ocean, Rastignac and company must put their philosophy to the test. - Rastignac The Devil was first published in the May 1954 issue of Fantastic Universe Magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)
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January 15, 2012 Subject:
Merci bcp mais dommage pour moi qu'on ne trouve pas de traduction en français (traduction in french) de cette oeuvre,car PJF est sûrement mon auteur de SF fantasy préféré!
June 11, 2010 Subject:
Weird, in a good way.
Skins, a new way to rule the world? This was a good but short story, it has some strange and yet neat concepts. I liked it.
May 12, 2010 Subject:
Neat if a bit short story
I'd love to see this story expanded on and made into a movie.
Rastignac is part of a group of humans that are controlled by living skins that they wear like clothing. Ew. Anyways, he along with others decide they are tired of being controlled and they stage a revolt. The story ends abruptly, so you might feel a bit unsatisfied with the ending, but the concept is cool and so is the storyline.
Reader is very good. Easy to understand and nice mellow voice. I also grinningly mention that his style of reading is reminiscent of James T Kirk. :-) Hope to hear more books with him reading!