Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is to observe rather than interfere - but can he remain aloof in the face of so much cruelty and injustice ...?

Hard To Be A God 2015, Gateway, London

ISBN-13: 9781473208292

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Hard to Be a God 2014, Chicago Review Press

ISBN-13: 9781613748282

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Hard to be a God 1975, Methuen Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780413452603