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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Mankind's Ten Thousand Worlds had expanded and prospered until they encountered their first aliens. These were people, almost as human as those who had originated on Earth, but with some slight differences. One of their differences was that they would never associate with aliens, never surrender, never compromise. They would conquer the Ten Thousand Worlds -- or die trying ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 5th 1981 by DAW (first published May 1st 1981)
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
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Camille
read the 1958 novelette not this version
Ranmaru
Finally a book I enjoyed after a long streak of bad ones.

A human works as a spy on a planet which didn't want to join the federation. In order to get to know their culture he starts to play their national game. It is very similar to chess. He is a great player and slowly his great scheme will be revealed. Great read.
Bruno Silva
Uma história muito bem escrita em que mostra como tornar os vencedores em derrotados por serem absorvidos culturalmente por outros povos.
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