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  • The buzzing came from two little powergliders, their fabric wings far smaller than the pteranodons, little black man-shape in each one.

    New Race

  • This man-shape in the tree made it real, as if he'd been in a park overlooking San Cristobal only yesterday, with the crack of skull and blood on his shoe.

    Gansevoort Ridge

  • But they hadn't ridden more than a few lengths when Shai saw an almost transparent wisp trudging along the road, a whipcord man-shape who had such an antique look about him — as though he had lingered in this spot for a hundred years — that Shai actually stared, wondering who this ghost was and where it came from.

    Spirit Gate

  • The silent robot stood waiting at the lock, a tall man-shape made of crystal bits.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The shadow at the door resolved into a man-shape as I approached, the outline blurred by the dirty gray of the fly screen and the bright sunshine behind.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • These lay there on dark wet sand, a darker, crusted man-shape, like a scarecrow fashioned of rags and pitch on a frame of gnarled black sticks.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It was a bipedal man-shape, not quite a gort but similar, no more than four feet tall, standing beside the open front door, staring at me with two glowing red glass eyes.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Willow certainly knew, as the whole caravan knew, that Twisted Cloud was pregnant by Coyote where the only living man-shape was Whandall's.

    The Burning City

  • Light went down as a man-shape filled the doorway.

    Operation Luna

  • They whirled as one, and a shadow separated itself from the darker shadows behind them, taking on man-shape until it moved to where light shone on its face.

    Oathblood

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