On a world where economic survival depends on communication and trade with alien species, linguistics has taken on a power unknown today. In this world, 13 families of genetically bred linguists hold the key to Earth's future because only they can translate during alien trade summits. Soon a battle of the sexes will ravage this land, however.

Earthsong 1994, Daw Books

ISBN-13: 9780886775926

Mass-market paperback