The Cloak and the Staff

Infobox short story |
name = The Cloak and the Staff
author = Gordon R. Dickson
genre = Science fiction novelette
publisher = Analog Science Fiction
release_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.

Plot summary

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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