THE BROBDINGNAGIAN COLLECTION OF ALL THINGS FARMERIAN
The Official Philip José Farmer Web Page
NOVEL / SCIENCE FICTION
A shorter version of this story first appeared in Startling Stories Aug, 1952, (his first sci-fi story)
which won Farmer his first Hugo Award. Hal Yarrow, the main character is a linguist (many of Farmer's characters
are linguists) who is studying the languages on another planet. He discovers that the planet has been visited by
humans before and he falls in love with a descendant of those previous visitors. However, she is not what she seems.