A silly and somewhat pointless space opera, full of colorful characters playing roles.
Reviewed by David on November 25, 1998
Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera)
Synopsis: The Earthman Endo Leduc, an indecisive and politically correct instructor of a willful, cat-like adolescent Bodelan Margil is thrown into a world of intrigue, peril, and attractive Earth-type females suddenly interested in Endo. Suddenly, Endo has to develop some talents since the fate of the interstellar Co-op may depend on his actions.
Full Review: An adventure full of jumps from one strange alien environment to another, complicated by a couple of beautiful and enigmatic agents. Everyone is playing a role, including some amateur villains and even the bemuzed Endo.
This space opera features ESP, strange and very superficial aliens, and barely sketched "wheels within wheels" plots. Unfortunately, most elements are barely 2-dimensional, the motivations are mostly absent, and the silliness does not quite make it to amusement.
Overall: 4; Plot: 3; Characters: 4; Style: 4; World-building: 3; Originality: 4.5;
Copyright date 1974, Donald A. Wollheim (DAW), January 1974, Mass market paperback, 158 pagesOrder from: Amazon.com