The Stepanerks, those strange aliens who sometimes mingle with
Humans, have contacted another, as yet undiscovered, alien species
that has been guarding Altair for centuries. Those guardians want to
forcefully evict Humans, who are doing terrible damage to the
ecosystem. But Paul, unwitting ‘guest’ at their meeting, defended
Humanity’s right to a second chance. It now falls to him to convince
the Human colonial authorities to change everyone’s behaviour...