Author Andre Norton was one of the best known writers of science fiction in the genre’s history, and the subject of especially fervent loyalty and enthusiasm. One of her greatest triumphs is the Forerunner series, which has earned a place of legend among fans. Forerunner, the first volume in the series, holds a special place in the history of Tor, as it is the first book Tor ever published.
Simsa, with her blue-black skin and platinum hair, clearly comes from different stock than the other Burrowers who live in the ancient port city of Kuxortal, but her mentor Ferwar never revealed her origin. But soon, Simsa learns the secret she carries, and she must flee to save herself from those who will try to capture her.