Andre Norton, was one of the best and most prolific science-fiction writers of the 20th century. She was the first woman to win the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1983. Publisher's Weekly called her, One of the most popular authors of our time, and the Chicago Tribune said she was a superb storyteller whose skill draws the reader completely into a fantastic other world.
In this story, an alien race known as the Throgs attacks a Terran survey camp without warning.
Eye-searing lances of energy lashed back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy, and a single cowering witness, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, knew that when the last of those yellow-red bolts fell, nothing human would be left alive down there.
And so Shann Lantee, most menial of the Terrans attached to the camp on the planet Warlock, is left alone and weaponless in the strange, hostile world, the human prey of aliens from space and aliens on the ground alike. Download and start listening now!