Have I really read this book before? Maybe even twice? Because it's wretched. The protagonist is a despicable bully, self-pitying and sexist. wtf MZB?
Keen politics, though. "Make the universe safe for democracy--and then for Terran trade!" Mocks our despicable protag Lew Alton to a Darkover/Terra halfie government official who despite having chosen Terran ways over Darkovan, is more likeable than fellow halfie despicable bully Alton.