|Pyramid paperback, 1963. Cover painting by John Schoenherr.|
"CALL ME KETAN!
Like all my companions in Kronweld I emerged full-grown from the temple of birth. My needs, my wishes, my passions were coldly filed in the perforated transparencies that constitute the integrated will of Kronweld.
But I alone harbor curiosity about our past. I alone know the Bors of dark land and how they are born. I alone have discovered the hidden secret of our birth...And have heard the groaning fertility prisoners of the other world. Here is their message:
"if any of you live, come through to us. Save us. Bring weapons!"
I am going to them now, I do not know whether I will ever return from the great edge..."