By Jack L. Chalker
They took the physique of Park Lacoch and stripped away his brain. Then they caught him aboard a spaceship and exiled him to Charon, from which no go back was once attainable. And simply while he inspiration issues couldn't get any worse, Park stumbled on himself reworked right into a changeling -- a half-beast, half-man, with the beast quickly gaining ascendancy . . .
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