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The Planet Machine


A Lokians short story by Aaron Dennis


Published on Smashwords by Aaron Dennis on March of 2013


New edition released February 2016


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This book is a work of fiction. Characters, names, places and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to any actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.



Hundreds of years ago, the Lokians, an insect-like race of aliens from worlds unknown, attacked the Thewls on their home world of Benut-Ill. It was thanks to the travelers that the Thewls, a peaceful people, were given a second chance at proliferation. Shortly after an easy victory over the monstrous insects, the travelers left as quickly as they came, leaving only twelve of their own kind behind.

The travelers, a very peculiar race of bluish ape-men, provided the Thewls, a cat-legged, tall, and intelligent race, with the means to develop the weapons necessary to defend their home. Once the team of twelve travelers completed their goal, they too vanished, and the Thewls were left to their own devices.

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