Bio: Lin Carter was the author of more than 60 fantasy, science fiction, and horror books, primarily pastiches of classic authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, James Branch Cabell, A. Merritt, and others. His work, while occasionally venturing into purple prose, has a sustained energy and a sense of high adventure missing from many modern fantasists.
In the distant future, when science has evolved into an art indistinguishable from magic, Kirin the thief finds himself forced down on an alien planet. Gathering allies, he must defeat the Witch Queen -- who plans nothing less than the conquest of the entire galaxy! A thrilling sword-and-planet adventure in the grand tradition of Leigh Brackett and C.L. Moore.
On Earth, life held for him only the fate of a recluse--handicapped, confined to daydreams and the lore of ancient wonders, but apparently destined never to share them--until he found the formula that let him cross space to the world of the Green Star. There, appearing in the body of a fabled hero, he is to experience all that his heroic fantasies had yearned for. A princess to be saved ? an invader to be thwarted ? and otherworldly monsters to be faced! A thrilling adventure in the grand tradit... more info>>
To him, Earth was a prison of the mind and body. Only on the world of the Green Star would he walk -- in the borrowed body of a primitive youth. A thrilling adventure in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, as only Lin Carter can tell it! This edition includes an afterword by Lin Carter.