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Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard

Lawrence M. Schoen

The Sixth Sense meets Planet of the Apes in a moving science fiction novel set so far in the future, humanity is gone and forgotten in Lawrence M. Schoen's Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. In a distant future, no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity's genius-animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets. To break the Fant's control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. Jorl, a Fant Speaker with the dead, is compelled to question his deceased best friend, who years ago mysteriously committed suicide. In so doing, Jorl unearths a secret the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Meanwhile, his dead friend's son, a physically challenged young Fant named Pizlo, is driven by disturbing visions to take his first unsteady steps toward an uncertain future.

The Sixth Sense meets Planet of the Apes in a moving science fiction novel set so far in the future, humanity is gone and forgotten in Lawrence M. Schoen's Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. In a distant future, no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity's genius-animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets. To break the Fant's control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. Jorl, a Fant Speaker with the dead, is compelled to question his deceased best friend, who years ago mysteriously committed suicide. In so doing, Jorl unearths a secret the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Meanwhile, his dead friend's son, a physically challenged young Fant named Pizlo, is driven by disturbing visions to take his first unsteady steps toward an uncertain future.
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The Sixth Sense meets Planet of the Apes in a moving science fiction novel set so far in the future, humanity is gone and forgotten in Lawrence M. Schoen's Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. In a distant future, no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity's genius-animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets. To break the Fant's control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. Jorl, a Fant Speaker with the dead, is compelled to question his deceased best friend, who years ago mysteriously committed suicide. In so doing, Jorl unearths a secret the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Meanwhile, his dead friend's son, a physically challenged young Fant named Pizlo, is driven by disturbing visions to take his first unsteady steps toward an uncertain future.

Language:

English

Narrators:

J.G. Hertzler

Length:

12h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

35:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

45:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:51