Description: It was bad enough when Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's foremost discriminator
and die-hard empiricist, had to accept that the cosmos was shortly to rewrite its
basic operating system, replacing rational cause-and-effect with detestable
magic. Now he finds himself cast forward several centuries, stranded in a
primitive world of contending wizards and hungry dragons, and without his magic-
savvy alter ego. Worse, some entity with a will powerful enough to bend space
and time is searching for him through the Nine Planes, bellowing 'Bring me
Apthorn!' in a voice loud enough to frighten demons.