The Zero Stone Author:Andre Norton Andre Norton is well known as one of America's best writers of science fiction. In this book, the author takes the reader once more to remote galaxies which reveal their strange secrets only to the adventurous. — A mysterious stone, born of worlds long extinct, is the key to powers unimaginable to man--powers that could enable its owners to cont... more »rol the universe. Murdoc Jern, gem trader, finds that possession of the stone has led him to the center of a web of intrigue and murder.
With his companion Eet, an inscrutable feline mutant with phenomenal esp powers, he is hunted through space, coming finally to a long-forgotten alien planet inhabited by apelike "sniffers." There, facing the predatory sniffers, false arrest by the Patrol, and the crisping lasers of the underground Thieves' Guild, he must seek the source of the stone and bargain for his rights to pursue his destiny as a free man.
Fantasy, man's primitive past, and space-age adventure have been fused to create a story of extraordinary imagination.« less