It was a bizarre and beautiful invasion. Suddenly the Foreigners were everywhere: walking the streets of 21st century earth as if they had been there all along; their inscrutable golden masks floating above the crowds on top of their seven foot robe clad bodies. They brought with them the technological marvel of Crystech at once a power source and a building material; it banished all our worries and heralded a new utopia. All they asked of us was that we sing to them. All they threatened was that one day they might leave ...

The Foreigners 2001, Gollancz, London

ISBN-13: 9781857987911

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The Foreigners 2000, Gollancz, London

ISBN-13: 9780575068940