In Our Friends from
Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one
is part of the elite isn’t wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every
citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some
are Unusuals with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen,
performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world.
Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to eke out an
existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman,
Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and
energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader
Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the farthest reaches of space. And
he’s brought help: a giant, indestructible alien. Download and start listening now!