A poor ambassador of Earth learns that there's a time to be diplomatic--and a time when good old human cunning is the only alternative, when he comes up against an alien race whose weapons are meaner than his. "Dickson . . . has a flair for creating aliens that are really ALIEN--not just folks in funny suits".--The Reader's Guide to Science Fiction.

Mindspan 1986, Baen Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780671655808

Mass-market paperback