by Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Holt Rinehart Winston
Media: Hard cover book
Cover art: (unknown)
You threaten our safety, the alien said firmly.
And so you must die!
Not here, Rand thought. Not now. Not like this. Not in a sticky jungle on an unknown planet for a stupid reason.
The ring of guards lifted their swords. The cruel barbs glittered in the hot sunlight.
Here it comes, he told himself.
Tom Rand, practical engineer, and two other men are the only survivors of a spaceship explosion. Marooned on the hostile planet, Tuesday, they are being held captive by a group of
aliens. Their one slim chance of survival is to reach a rescue beacon that had been placed on Tuesday years before by men from Earth.
Can the three survivors escape what seems like a certain, immediate death? And if they do, can they make their way through a jungle filled with untold dangers and reach the beacon in time?
Tom Rand — and the reader — are in for some surprising answers.