... pure strain was an almost non-existent commodity when the two Yills purchased the tiny human embryo on the black market. The boy, Roan, grows up trying to overcompensate for his inadequate equipment... no wings...no claws. Roan, the man, embarks on an odyssey to find the long-lost Terra and his own kind. After many epic adventures he reaches Earth only to find an effeminate race, bent on self-destruction with suicide sacrosanct. The obvious, anti-racist message boosts this one above the usual planet-to-planet space bauble.