The Cloak and the Staff

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"The Cloak and the Staff"
Author Gordon R. Dickson
Genre(s) Science fiction novelette
Publisher Analog Science Fiction
Publication date 1980

"The Cloak and the Staff" is a science fiction novelette by Gordon R. Dickson. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 1981.

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A skilled human translator tries to balance his desire to stay alive with his need to lash out at Earth's hulking overlords, who treat humans as cattle, or at best, pets.

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