Synopses & Reviews
Shane, a gifted linguist, has spent his life learning the language of the old and powerful alien race that has conquered Earth. He has learned it so well that the interstellar masters, old hands at enslaving planets, regard him as a valuable servant.
But Shane has a secret. One day, in a rebellious moment, he invented The Pilgrim: a mysterious figure who incites rebellion and vanishes unseen, leaving a distinctive icon behind him.
Now the human underground is preparing to rebel. Shane knows how hopeless their rebellion will be. He knows, as well, that he will be unable to keep himself from taking part.
"A true master of science fiction." --Joe Haldeman
"Dickson is among the best storytellers we have ever had.one of the finest
makers that our field has ever known." --Poul Anderson
The award-winning author's novel of Earth under alien rule returns to print. Shane, a gifted linguist, serves his alien masters well--but knows that he'll soon be joining the underground's rebellion against them.
About the Author
Gordon R. Dickson
was the Hugo- and Nebula-winning author of many classics of fantasy and science fiction, most famously the Childe Cycle
(also known as the Dorsai
series). He died in 2001.