Jack Vance

  • Languages Of Pao by Jack Vance (SF) [2008-08-06]
    The people of Pao were docile - much too much so for their own good. Because they were always easy marks for space pirates and glib-tongued businessmen from commercial worlds. When finally one particularly nasty band of ruthless conquerors came down and simply took over the whole planet, the last survivor of Pao's monarchy sought assistance from the scientific wizards of the planet Breakness.