The setting is familiar: a post-technological galaxy where the humanoid populations have regressed by different evolutionary...

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The setting is familiar: a post-technological galaxy where the humanoid populations have regressed by different evolutionary paths to pistols, axes, brigandage, slave-trading, and dim legends about their various origins. The protagonists are a freebooter from a race of canny opportunists and his servant, who hails from a world of dimwitted, downtrodden slaves. Smooth writing and some nice ideas, but the sequence of events is awfully butterfingered. Morressy should have a lot going for him when he learns how to lick a plot into shape.

Pub Date: Aug. 15, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1975