By Jack Vance
A long way sooner or later, the craftsmen of the far away planet Halma create items that are the beauty of the galaxy. yet they understand little of this. Their society is harshly regimented, its faith austere and unforgiving, and primitive -- to keep up criteria, even the main easy use of automation is punishable by way of dying. whilst Amiante, a wood-carver, is achieved for processing outdated files with a digital camera, his son Ghyl rebels, and comes to a decision to convey down the process. to take action, he needs to first interpret the tale of Emphyrio, an historical hero of Halman legend.