By Stephen Goldin
A misplaced vintage of technology fiction.
Birk Aaland is a political outcast from Earth's tyranny, and has been dwelling for years on a planet inhabited exclusively via robots, ever when you consider that his send crashed here.
Now one other send has crashed, and there's back a unmarried survivor—a lady who's eager to warn Earth of an alien invasion.
But Birk is completely proud of his present exile—until a accident intervenes, inflicting each one of them to re-examine their lives and their overall existence.
"The tale earnings an emotionality that justifies calling Goldin an artist, no longer basically a writer." —Tom Easton, Analog Magazine
Originally released 1981 by way of Doubleday.
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