- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Ace Books; 2nd edition (1966)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00005XA4R
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,296,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bow Down to Nul (VIntage Ace, F-382) Mass Market Paperback – 1966
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Brief Plot Summary
The huge hydrogen-breathing Partussians (Nuls) have controlled Earth (one of millions of worlds in their vast empire - surprising?) for thousands of years. All of Earth's cities are long abandoned and the standard sort of Partussian city-with a hydrogen atmosphere-is built on each world as its capital (this concept is interesting, sadly, the cities are never really described). The Partussians exploit Earth for its natural resources.
Gary Towler, an Earthman, is a interpreter for the Nuls who refuse to learn the native languages on the planets they conquer. The Partussian central command, following up on rumors of their own extraordinary corrupt rule on Earth, send an investigator to check up on the governor. The Earth rebels contact Towler - because of his important role as interpreter - to expose the corruption of the governor to the investigator. However, most of his fellow humans think he's working for the Partussians and treat him as a pariah.Read more ›