On 2018-03-28, The Zygon <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:29:35 AM UTC-4, Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) wrote:
>> On 3/25/18 6:27 AM, Quadibloc wrote:
>> > On Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:14:33 AM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:
>> >> On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:03:13 AM UTC-6, The Zygon wrote:
>> >>> I once read a book about a future galactic society in which fights between very
>> >>> dangerous were staged. Some of the aliens were biomanufactured just for the
>> >>> arena.
>> >> I'm not sure if this is what you're thinking of, but the premise is reminiscent of
>> >> _Gladiator_ by Philip Wylie.
>> > Actually, no. Maybe Grand Central Arena, but not Gladiator.
>> Well, there's fights, but they're not staged in the sense of someone
>> ELSE setting them up. If one group Challenges another, they can decide
>> on a combat being the resolution method, but they're not required to.
>> I suppose you could view the ENTIRE Arena as forcing the groups
>> together, but it's perfectly happy with "Let's you and him cooperate" as
>> with "let's you and him fight."
>> Sea Wasp
>> Website: http://www.grandcentralarena.com Blog:
> I checked out both books. It is neither of them. Thanks for trying.
> I suspect that it is a pretty obscure book. I just happen to like it very much.
_Earthblood_ by Laumer and Brown? A human youth journeys aboard a
spaceship filled with alien fighters of various sorts, for the purpose
of having staged fights. Iron Robert (a large iron-based alien) was a
particular friend of the human. I liked the book quite a bit at an
early age, but haven't read it for several decades. My memory is that
it was a definite "pure-blood humans will triumph" story.