The Eye of the Queen

By Phillip Mann

Rating: 4 stars

This was a great book of first contact between a humanity well versed in first contact with primitive races and their first ultra-advanced alien race. The aliens ask for the planet’s leading contact linguist — Marius Thorndyke — by name and he willingly goes to their world to learn about them and their mysterious society.

The book is in the form of Thorndyke’s diary entries, with commentary by a fellow linguist who came with him and it worked well. The aliens were strange enough to deserve the name and the first contact situation worked very well. Well worth reading.

Book details

ISBN: 9780575072381
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
Year of publication: 1982

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