(From the publisher):
When the Pe-Ellians came, it was the legendary founder of the Contact Linguistics Institute, Marius Thorndyke, they asked for. And Thorndyke, the foremost contact linguist on Earth, willingly returned to Pe-Ellia at their request. He was a veteran of contacts with other alient species but they had always been technologically inferior to Earth. The Pe-Ellians were different:they clearly came from a very advanced civilization: a civilization that understood the power of thought.
Original title: The Eye of the Queen
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ Interspecies Relations
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Anthropology/sociology