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They exported the Lani to every planet in the galaxy. Who wants to be bothered by a woman when you can get a whole harem of Lani so cheap? All Lani are exactly like women with one minor "addition". All happy only in the natural naked state. All expertly trained to make a man feel like a god. You specify pedigree - Say Silver Dawn out of White Magic for a platinum-blonde moThey exported the Lani to every planet in the galaxy. Who wants to be bothered by a woman when you can get a whole harem of Lani so cheap? All Lani are exactly like women with one minor "addition". All happy only in the natural naked state. All expertly trained to make a man feel like a god. You specify pedigree - Say Silver Dawn out of White Magic for a platinum-blonde model, or you can take your pick from the adoring herd. The Lani People is the startling story of a planet that applied new scientific knowledge to techniques of breeding, and came up with a system that revolutionized society....

Title : The Lani People
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ISBN : 9781419168666
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
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The Lani People Reviews

  • Lani
    2019-01-07 11:22

    Someone pointed this out to me because my name is in the title - of course, I *had* to read it. I was expecting a terrible pseudo-raunchy tale from the cover art on my copy.Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a science fiction tale that kept me interested with the thoughts of future space exploration and the morals and ethics we might be forced to apply if we go down certain paths.I liked the story.Take this with a grain of salt. I haven't read enough sci-fi to compare against other stories and I have a feeling that die-hard sci-fi fans may consider this mediocre, but it's a quick read, so I'd urge you to give it a try.Note that it can be legally found for free online, so you don't even have to find a copy in a store! :)

  • Bob Rust
    2018-12-17 09:07

    His first sf novel The Lani People (1962) is his most memorable perhaps especially for the guilty and/or atavistic pleasures afforded male readers through his depiction of the Alien Lani human-like females only happy when naked and when pleasing males in the end his account of the costs to this folk of human exploitation is graphically related.

  • Paul Dorset
    2018-12-23 16:10

    A great read...I just finished reading The Lani People. It was a terrific book. When was it written? Wow! Wow! Doesn't show age.

  • Hirundo
    2019-01-07 09:23

    I really liked the book, but the einding came a bit quick and too easy.

  • Erik Graff
    2018-12-27 09:33

    Moving to Park Ridge, Illinois in the middle of fifth grade and then again from one part of that town, and one school district, to another in sixth grade, was very disruptive. A poor country boy compared to the rich suburban sophisticates, I didn't fit in. Besides, my parents were left-leaning Democrats, Mom not even a real American, so I wore funny clothes and had many funny ideas. I was also falling swiftly behind in the height race, already being the smallest boy in class. Others were playing sports and beginning to flirt with girls. I was rejected for all teams and increasingly shy of girls unless they were very tall--freaks like me. Still, underneath I was normal, which is to say sex crazed--increasingly neurotically so as time went on.My "best friends" at this time and until high school were marginal characters like myself. Two of them, the Bloomdahls, were also "foreign"--Swedish in their case, Norwegian in mine--and unpopular. They also happened to be neighbors, just four blocks away from our home. While they did not share my interest in reading or in science fiction, they did share an interest in art. The older brother and I were even in the same French class, inspiring us to draw a cartoon, an ever-growing one, about the adventures of our Morman teacher, Mr. Kendrick, in his secret base in the middle of an extinct volcano on an island inhabited, for reasons never explained, only by beautiful Polynesian women--a concept I went on to expand as a single-spaced typed novel.The influences on the Kendrick character were several. One, obviously, was the movie Dr. No (1962), the first James Bond film. Another, less obvious, was Bone's The Lani People.I hadn't thought of this novel for years, but in order to recapture the past for the sake of GoodReads I've been going through page after page of Bantam Book covers, looking for familiar ones. The sight of the naked Lani People--all female and all, sadly, from the backside--brought back these deeply repressed memories. I don't remember the novel much, whether it was satirical or actually serious, but I certainly do remember the cover and how I obtained the thing.Mr. Bloomdahl, my friends' dad and a loyal Svithiod, often took us to Chicago's Old Town which, back in the early to mid-sixties, was the sole foothold of the counterculture in Chicago. There were beats there and their descendants, the hippies. There were headshops, junk shops, hookah bars, cafes and new and used bookstores. I found this book in one of those places and, feeling anonymous, perhaps emboldened by the presence of friends, bought the science fiction novel with the sexiest cover.

  • Peter Tillman
    2018-12-23 10:19

    I reread this in 2005, for the first time since it was new, and it's not bad: "C+", an entertaining period-piece, if you can get past the bad science and pulpy prose.The only thing I remembered about the book was the notorious cover, which is pure teenage-boybait (and why I've kept the book for 40 years). Artist (uncredited in the Bantam ed.) was Mitchell Hooks. You won't be surprised to learn that the cover art (and blurbs, at are almost pure tease. Nothing in the contents would have shocked Kay Tarrant, John W. Campbell's Mrs. Grundy.The setup is 1950's standard-SF: the Brotherhood of Man loosely governs the 6,000 human-settled worlds, which are linked by hyperspace (spindizzy) FTL spaceships and Dirac communicators. Humans have been in space for 5,000 years, but their culture is (surprise!) just like the USA in 1960....Note that Bone's moral-philosophy lectures are pretty damn tedious. And you are likely to question whether a 4,000 year-old abandoned spaceship could really be fixed up (in secret, on nights and weekends) by the vet and his girlfriend....Anyway, it's all of 152 pp. long, so it would make a practical (and free) ebook. Worth a try. And the cover is killer!My 2005 review, with links; some may still work?

  • Charlesvan Buren
    2018-12-31 14:27

    Average 1950's - 1960's science fictionThe premise of this book is that in the distant future, humans have spread across the stars, meeting alien species, conquering and dominating them. All species not human, even sentient ones, are animals and therefore have no human rights. The hero of the novel is a veterinarian named Kennon who falls in love with an "animal." Kennon applies for a job that seems too good to be true. He asked a lot of questions in the inerview but inexplicably did not ask about the kinds of animals he would be treating or about the work itself. I don't mind a story being slow to get to the action if the story development is interesting. All this lengthy development section seemed to do was telegraph much of what was to happen in the novel. The only real suspense is in the details of how Mr. Bone will reach his forgone conclusion. There is a little bit of anti-free enterprise bias - the free traders can't be trusted where money is concerned. But it really doesn't matter, the human race as a whole doesn't look very attractive in this story. Mr. Bone was a science fiction author in the 1950's and 60's. He was nominated for a Hugo for one of his short stories. This novel however is no more than average.

  • James
    2019-01-07 09:17

    This novel is set in the far future when faster-than-light travel is commonplace and humanity rules an interstellar empire that enslaves non-human sentient life. The protagonist, Dr. Kennon, takes a job as a veterinarian on a planet that breeds the Lani. Blessed with fur and conspicuous tails, the Lani are otherwise humanoid but treated as chattel. Even so, Dr. Kennon falls in love with one of the Lani, and discovers evidence that they might be of human descent, and therefore human under the empire’s laws. Can he use this knowledge to free the Lani? That would be telling. I found this book in a cheap Kindle anthology of science fiction. Written early in the 20th century, this genuine pulp-era sci-fi novel comes complete with dreadful writing technique and nearly non-existent characterization. It also reflects the American mentality at the time, which implicitly accepted sexism, colonialism, and the notion that any extraterrestrial “others” would have no rights. However, it is remarkable in one respect—reading it can’t fail to provoke thoughts about what it means to be human. This, in my view, redeems the book.

  • J. Boo
    2018-12-28 12:33

    Enjoyable mid-1960s SF. I'm sure the people who bought based on the description on the jacket (I presume this is what is reproduced by Goodreads) and the spicy-hot cover (which isn't, but don't try an image search for it at work) were really disappointed.A recently graduated veterinarian signs up for his first contract, and is perturbed to find that the "animals" he's looking after are nearly-human women. Naked ones at that. (No, no action take place "on screen", as it were.) Our Hero remains fairly cheerfully repressed throughout, which, speaking as a cheerfully repressed person myself, made me happy.An element of the plot involving (view spoiler)[telepathy (hide spoiler)] is handled really well.I think the animal rights crowd would enjoy this one, and read more into it than intended. Struck me as more of a thought experiment by the author.3.3/5. Freely available off of Project Gutenberg. Without the spicy cover illustration.

  • John Hawkins
    2018-12-29 12:27

    A charming little story if you don't let the pulp silliness get to you. The description is a great deal sillier than the story itself, though I guess that had written to sell the book. Raises some interesting issues without making a big thing of them. A good yarn as well, even if it does feel a little disjointed and unfinished in places.

  • N Desai
    2019-01-11 13:07

    Absolutely amazing book with a brilliant sci-fi concept, well-developed world especially for a standalone novella, and gut-wrenching twists every step of the way! Highly recommended to anyone who has ever enjoyed a sci-fi book—the science is not particularly central to the book's themes, so really its accessible to anyone!

  • Michael Healy
    2019-01-05 08:33

    Classic science fiction for all the good and bad that entails. A progressive meaning message that just comes across as painfully backwards today.Beyond that it was serviceable but not particularly notable.

  • BoekenTrol
    2018-12-28 12:11

    From dutch-flybabe's book box.SF is not really my genre, so it'll travel on when I find a new reader.

  • Peter
    2019-01-04 14:26

    I liked it. I took a course from the author at Oregon State University. I have the Bantam Books edition published in March, 1962.

  • bluetyson
    2019-01-09 09:04

    The Lani People by Jesse F. Bone (2000)