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I read this in 1984. It was a somewhat goofy story about a planet of people with hollow legs. Now and then the surface of the planet would become malleable and roll up & down.

By no means do I think it was any kind of serious epic story - I'd just like to read it again.

Any ideas out there? Maybe my being on a Costa Rican beach tagging Green Sea Turtles at night as the skies burst with lightning had something to do with why I liked the book - someone left this little paperback at the research station, so I read it by candlelight.

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    Is the research station still there?
    – Valorum
    Jan 27, 2017 at 16:05
  • @Valorum I seriously doubt that the OP could phone them up and ask if the book is still lying around.
    – Mr Lister
    Jan 27, 2017 at 21:08
  • @MrLister - Why not? Or at the very least there might be someone who worked there that also read it...
    – Valorum
    Jan 27, 2017 at 21:12
  • @Valorum After 33 years? Oh well.
    – Mr Lister
    Jan 27, 2017 at 21:13
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    @MrLister - I heard a rumour that archeologists have discovered some books that are old than 33 years.
    – Valorum
    Jan 27, 2017 at 21:21

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Possibly 'The Lavalite World' Phillip Jose Farmer. I don't remember the hollow legs but the surface rolling up and down rings a bell. Not his best work.

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