SF writer and editor Harry Harrison explores a not too distant future where robots--particularly specialist robots who don't know their place--have quite a rough time of it. True, the Robot Equality Act had been passed--but so what?
YOU WILL MEET--Greg Hunter. Test pilot--happy only when his life hung in the balance.Tom Hunter. A pioneer--his frontier was hidden in test tubes.Johnny Coombs. A prospector--he returned from the asteroids too soon.Merrill Tawney. An industrialist--he sought plunder even beyond the stars.Major Briarton. A government man--his creed was law and order.
Stranded on the alien world of Warlock, Shann Lantree's expedition camp has been wiped out by the Throgs, beings so alien that humans have yet to communicate with them. Lantree must quickly learn how to survive under harsh conditions while being chased by the Throgs -- and how to distinguish the real from the dreamed when he meets the mysterious Wyverns.