anik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a "rad" - radical regenerative. A freak among people who can regenerate injured flesh... and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. For, on a planet without hard metals - or the means of escape - iron is power in the race to build a spacecraft. Iron is the promise of freedom - which may never be fulfilled as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination.
Now charged with a mission of conquest - and exile - Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan... a quest that my finally break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of Treason as the Offworld never could.
Treason was originally published in 1979, in hardcover by St. Martin's Press and in paperback by Dell, in a substantially different form, under the title A Planet Called Treason. Treason represents a thorough, page-by-page reworking of A Planet Called Treason. Almost ten percent of it is completely original.
Copyright © 1979, 1988 Orson Scott Card
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