He was the last of his race, and although he was wiser, stronger, and more intelligent than the earth men who had invaded his planet and exterminated the rest of his race, he was no match for their weapons. He survived by placating his tormentors. This Poul Anderson short story is a great study of humanity that will leave you with a lump in your throat at the end.
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As you MAY have guessed from the title of this review, I had never even HEARD of Poul Anderson until I came across this title while browsing through Audible's sci/fi library.
I haven't read ANY of his other work yet, but this story was a really fantastic example of science fiction from its golden age.
This was MORE than worth its cheap price of around 5 bucks when you consider it is almost an hour of entertainment.
8.41 / 10.00
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