please help me find the name of this book. I read a book when I was young, the human hero's consciousness gets transported to the mind of an alien being on a distant low-G planet. The alien being is a member of a thin, physically weak, green race (as i can remember). This Green race is dominated by a race of large, hairy, tusked beings. Given that the human hero is a soldier he takes over the body of the green alien in a attempt to fight the hairy beings. Somehow toward the end of the book the human's body is transported and reunited with his mind. Given the alien planet's low-G the human is much stronger in his newly reacquired body than the hairy aliens, despite a significant size difference. There is some kind of fight in a gladiatorial arena,(if my memory serves me right).


  • roughly how long ago were you "young"? do you have any memories of the book's cover? – phantom42 May 27 '15 at 19:08
  • approx 20 years ago. but the story seemed older than that, maybe written 30 years ago. I believe the cover had the hairy tusked alien engaged in a fight with the human – rich May 27 '15 at 19:14
  • Just to be 100% certain, you're not misremembering the early cover art which shows a human John Carter squaring off against a giant hairy tusked green being? standbyformindcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/… – FuzzyBoots May 27 '15 at 19:39
  • I dont believe so, but I was only 12 or 13 so I might be "remembering" an image from my imagination. – rich May 27 '15 at 19:49
  • no. that is certainly no the the image i remember. the hairy alien may have had "claws" similar to Wolverine for X-men. – rich May 27 '15 at 19:51

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