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(The sixth book in the Future history of the Polesotechnic League series)
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1978 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee)

Another fascinating adventure fromPoul Anderson: The gigantic planet of Mirkheim was gone- blasted and vapourised by a supernova. But its core had survived the holocast, and now transmuted it was the only source of vital supermetals. David Falkayn agent and troubleshooter for the powerful Polesotechnic League, governors of the Terran Empire, had plans for Mirkheim. But the Baburites an unscrupulous race were one step ahead of him and claimed the priceless minerals as their own. This conflict could only mean one thing - war, on a titanic scale - unless Falkayn could turn the tide and negotiate a peaceful agreement. But with the Baburites that was a near impossible task.

Genre: Science Fiction

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