Sandy Washington was a pretty normal guy. The only unusual thing about him was that Sandy had been raised by aliens on their spaceship. The Hakh'hli had done everything they could to give Sandy an Earth-type boyhood. Now, finally, the Hakh'hli were bringing Sandy home to Earth. And while they were at it, they intended to give humanity some extraordinary gifts. The Hakh'hli seemed to have Sandy's -- and humanity's -- best interests at heart. But the people of Earth weren't so sure . . .
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From Library Journal:
An alien spaceship lands on Earth for a double purpose: to give the people of Earth the benefit of their advanced technology and to return to them a human rescued in infancy and raised by the kangaroo-like Hakh'hli to be as "human" as possible--under the circumstances. Pohl's unerring gift for satire delivers a splendidly skewed alien-eye-view of human culture while spinning a touching, slightly quirky story of a young man's coming of age. Highly recommended.-- JC
From Publishers Weekly:
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A huge spaceship carrying the kangaroo-like Hakh'hli society lands on Earth, where the two raceswhat two races?/earthlings and the hakh'hli/i think we can stet/pk maneuver to implement their own hidden agendas. "As is often true of Pohl's works, the clear-cut moral dilemmas and the commonsensical solutions to interracial stalemates offer all too simplistic parallels to current diplomatic crises," noted PW.
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- PublisherDel Rey
- Publication date1990
- ISBN 10 034536550X
- ISBN 13 9780345365507
- Number of pages283