Their bodies are massive, animal-like. Yet they possess physical and mental powers unlike anything known to man.
They literally wallow in filth. Yet their world is one of complex philosophy and amazing technology. And the intricate, unfathomable minds that live within their strange, gigantic bodies may well determine the destiny of all life on earth.
In this startling novel, Brian Aldiss projects us into the year 2035, when a crew of interstellar explorers encounter a strange breed of extraterrestrial aliens.
Several great specimens are captured and brought back to Earth, where an attempt is made to establish communication. But the personal habits of these puzzling beings trigger a worldwide scandal.
With the sure skill of an imaginative novelist, Brian Aldiss provides a new portrait of man-and life-generations ahead.
AUTHOR: Brian Aldiss