The Web of the Chozen

TitleThe Web of the Chozen
Year for Search1978
AuthorsChalker, Jack L[aurence](1944-2005)
Date Published1978
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia. In the 21st century generation starships were sent out, mostly inhabited by political and religious groups hoping to establish their utopia. Earth has extended the lifespan to over 300 with two-thirds of the population in “near-guaranteed good health”. No one has to work and most live in government flats on the adequate government dole. Nine large corporations “keep the resources flowing, provide the services, and thereby run the lives of just about everybody” (5). Earth is overpopulated and searching for places to offload surplus population. One planet that an explorer lands on radically transforms the human body into something like a horned kangaroo called the Chozen or Choz that lives in peaceful communities that seem eutopian in that there is plenty for all and little pain and death is rare. But they breed rapidly and overpopulation and conflict loom. The Chozen spread to all human worlds, and the humans become Chozen.

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(1944-2005)

Full Text

1978 Chalker, Jack L[aurence] (1944-2005). The Web of the Chozen. New York: Ballantine Books. MoU-St, PSt

Eutopia. In the 21st century generation starships were sent out, mostly inhabited by political and religious groups hoping to establish their utopia. Earth has extended the lifespan to over 300 with two-thirds of the population in “near-guaranteed good health”. No one has to work and most live in government flats on the adequate government dole. Nine large corporations “keep the resources flowing, provide the services, and thereby run the lives of just about everybody” (5). Earth is overpopulated and searching for places to offload surplus population. One planet that an explorer lands on radically transforms the human body into something like a horned kangaroo called the Chozen or Choz that lives in peaceful communities that seem eutopian in that there is plenty for all and little pain and death is rare. But they breed rapidly and overpopulation and conflict loom. The Chozen spread to all human worlds, and the humans become Chozen.