"A fast, fun read for fans of Foster's fantastic alien worlds .
Driven by political intrigue and wilderness adventure, this is SF of noble vintage."--Booklist Fluva, the Drowning World, is a rain-drenched planet on the fringes of the Commonwealth whose indigenous species, the warlike Sakuntala, and its immigrant species, the hardworking Deyzara, stand on the brink of civil war.
The wettest place on Fluva is Viisiiviisii, an immense jungle thriving with exotic plants and deadly predators.
When a Sakuntala and a Deyzara are dispatched to rescue the unfortunate soul, their ship crashes, too.
."A rousing SF adventure packed with action, intriguing human and alien characters, and a message of strength through diversity."--Library Journal "Surefire entertainment .