The starship Alchermon is several months out from Earth, on a simple mission of planetary exploration, when Captain Ericho Brad encounters a strange alien on the planet Sycamore. Against advice, he brings the alien on board. The author also wrote "Liege-Killer".

Anachronisms 1989, Mandarin, London

ISBN-13: 9780749300586

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Anachronisms 1988, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312017293