Synopses & Reviews
This classic novel--a nominee for the Hugo Award in 1963--is the first book of Pipers series about the discovery of another sentient race, the Fuzzies, and the one man who fights to prove them mankind's equal.
The planet Zarathustra is listed as uninhabited -- which means that the entire planet can be owned by a corporation. That owner is the rich and happy Zarathustra Company -- rich and happy, that is, until a prospector named Jack Holloway comes across undocumented species -- a tiny, golden-furred little biped that he dubs "Little Fuzzy." Not only are the Little Fuzzies cute, they're bright too -- in fact, they may be sapient as people are . . . and that means everything the Zarathustra company owns on this world is at stake. . . ..