Jack Vance

A man crashes on a distant planet, breaks his legs and is captured by a group of primitive natives. Guess what, while he heals, he learns their language. Thats the level of cohesion Jack Vance brings to this story that makes it absolutely immersive. If you're wondering, yes the men are natives, there are aliens on the planet, and theres a reason both exist on one planetoid. This book is actually four books put together, if you like sci-fi and adventure, this is an absolute must read.

( 1993 ) ISBN: 978-031285488



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