Synopses & Reviews
This funny and insightful science fiction classic introduces Shoogar, the greatest wizard ever known in his village. His spells can strike terror in the hearts of even his most powerful enemies. But the enemy he faces now is like none he has ever seen before. The stranger has come from nowhere and is ignorant of even the most basic principles of magic. But the stranger has an incredibly powerful magic of his own. There is no room in Shoogar's world for an intruder whose powers match his own, let alone one whose powers might exceed his. So before the blue sun can cross the face of the red sun once more, Shoogar will show this stranger just who is boss.
"Nivens masterly use of SF strategies hits every note, springing surprises and plot turns with pace. Niven...lifts the reader far from the conventional world and does it with a dash." Los Angeles Times
"David Gerrold proves that he can do all the things that made us love Heinleins storytelling and often better." Orson Scott Card
About the Author
is the author of the Hugo and Nebula award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself
and When HARLIE Was One
and the popular Star Wolf, Dingillian, and Chtorr series. He also wrote “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode of Star Trek
, voted the most popular Star Trek
episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California. Larry Niven
, author of The Integral Trees
, has been the recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Skylark, and Locus awards. He lives in Los Angeles.