The World Menders Author:Lloyd Biggle, Jr. "Going to be one of the classics." -John W. Campbell — On the world Branoff IV live the RASCZ, an artistic, superbly civilized race. Few of them are aware that their prosperous civilization is totally dependant upon the OLZ, a race of slaves owned by their god-emperor. The OLZ till the fields and work the forests and mines, and their reward is st... more »arvation and the whip.
Cultural Survey trainee Cedd Farrari receives a routine assignment to Interplanetary Relations Bureau headquarters on Branoff IV. His delight with the culture of the RASCZ is shattered when he becomes aware of the horrible plight of the OLZ. He dedicates himself to their liberation, and to achieve that he must become one of them-must share their body-destroying labour and their starvation and torture.
As he pursues his quest he finds himself leading the OLZ in the strangest rebellion ever described in truth or fiction: the RASCZ, the master race, don't know their slaves are rebelling.
Neither do the slaves!
"Certainly the best novel in the last few years." -WSFA Journal