The Time of the Burning

by Robert Silverberg

Short story

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This story is Chapter 2 of Majipoor Chronicles.

Majipoor is a big planet that has been settled by humans, forcing aside the native inhabitants. The natives, called Piurivar or Shapeshifters, don't take the intrusion lightly, but the increasing number of humans with superior technology drives them into hiding to take up guerilla tactics, aided by their ability to mimic humans. Then along comes Lord Stiamot, the Coronal who decides to put an end to the problem once and for all. This story gives us a picture of Stiamot's campaign from the viewpoint of one of his regional commanders, who has to face up to the consequences of his leader's tactics.

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