War of the Wing-Men - Poul Anderson

Also known as The Man Who Counts.

When three Terrans – a space pilot, a planetary queen and an obese tycoon – crash landed on Diomedes, they realized that their chances of survival were slim. The native food was poisonious to humans and they had only six weeks' worth of supplies left. With that they would never cross the thousands of miles between them and the one Terran outpost.

They had only one hope left – to enlist the aid of the wing-men, the barbarous inhabitants of Diomedes. But they were hardly interested in the lives of three miserable humans. Unless strong persuasion could be found!

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Release date: 1958
Genres: science fiction
Updated: January 14, 2011

The Polesotechnic League :: Series

After the first initial burst of exploration for national glory and for the pure joy of exhilaration, Mankind found trading to be a truly excellent reason to travel from star to star hoping to make a discovery that would make an amazing financial killing. And if, along the way, you could do some good, well all the better... The Polesotechnic League stories cover that initial explosion of Technic civilisation up until its replacement by the Terran empire.

Belongs to the series Technic History

War of the Wing-Men
Trader to the Stars
The Trouble Twisters
Satan's World
The Earth Book of Stormgate