Williams, Walter Jon

language: English

Publishing date: 1987-06-01 00:00:00

Words: 9005
Pages: 36


Millions of years in the future, a human ambassador makes a courtesy call on an alien planet populated by the Shar, a spacefaring species vastly inferior to the highly evolved human race. Billions of Shar have died since the automated terraforming ships began visiting their planets, and the ambassador explains that there is no intentional act of war ... just a natural event in the evolutionary process. Sturgeon Award Nominee, Hugo Award Nominee