A lost classic of science fiction.
Birk Aaland is a political outcast from Earth's tyranny, and has been living for years on a planet inhabited solely by robots, ever since his ship crashed here.
Now another ship has crashed, and there is again a single survivor -- a woman who's desperate to warn Earth of an alien invasion.
But Birk is perfectly happy with his current exile -- until a twist of fate intervenes, causing each of them to re-evaluate their lives and their total existence.
"The story gains an emotionality that justifies calling Goldin an artist, not merely a writer."
--Tom Easton, Analog Magazine