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Once a hero, now a pariah, Richard Muller is humanity's last hope.

Richard Muller was an honorable diplomat who braved unimaginable dangers to make contact with the first-known race of intelligent aliens. But those aliens left a mark on him: a psychic wound that emanates a telepathic miasma that his fellow humans can neither cure nor endure. Muller is exiled to the remote planet of Lemnos, where he is left, deeply embittered, at the heart of a deadly maze - until a new alien race appears, seemingly intent on exterminating humanity. Only Muller can communicate with them, due to the very condition that has made him an outcast. But will Muller stick his neck out for the people who so callously rejected him?

©1969 Robert Silverberg (P)2016 Skyboat Media, Inc., and Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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dry

well this book shows it's a age bit. It's more of a contemplative piece than an action one. Not a lot happens it's kind of boring. The narration is fine if a little bit dry. The material is dated and if you are a woman who likes science fiction you will be used to the high level of misogyny present here. Females are not in the story unless they are sexual partners and their nudity is described in detail. They have no personality and all they want to do is be pleasing sexually and be looked at. So, there you have it. Read at your own risk.