Aldair, Across the Misty Sea
by Neal Barrett, Jr.
"Highly recommended,” was the verdict of the Science Fiction Review
on the first Aldair
novel, which brought a young not-quite-man
into exploration of a world strikingly similar to ours yet different. The comparison made then with Clifford Simak's
holds true for this new account of Aldair and his world.
For his world and ours are the same ...but his lies in the future and seems destined to parallel the history of our own. Where is humanity? What legacy has true mankind left to its manlike descendants that they must relive our past?
For Aldair has been forced into the role of a future Magellan, who must travel down the coasts of unmapped continents, facing monsters, winged wizards and great dangers, to find a knowledge older than the history of his entire race.