- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Triad Books; New edition edition (3 April 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0586049967
- ISBN-13: 978-0586049969
- Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 1.2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,739,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The 'natives' represent all the vibrant savagery and anarchistic creativity that the visitors have lost in their over organised, overdeveloped culture.
The two different ways of life meet and interact, with challenging results, both sides leave the transaction changed and shaken up.
This book examines themes relevant to our modern civilisation and the way that we may often feel lost when we come into contact with a simpler, more "primitive" way of life.
The ending is typically Aldiss and satisfying, although I won't tell you what happens...