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However, the Sarkites act as though the sheep-like natives, who were incapable of doing anything, have suddenly become monsters able to perform superhuman feats. Genro had to argue with his superiors, apparently rather strenuously, before he was allowed to try and capture Terens by himself. com feel that Rik and Lona are capable of amazing feats, for he has them locked away and guarded by several armed men; the authorities at the Department of Security agree with him, for they order even tighter security.
It can be suggested that, more than any of the others, this novel is at least partially designed to provide a glimpse of the early stages of empire building. Even though some inconsistencies exist, it can also be suggested that these novels of the early fifties, including the Foundation trilogy, lean toward the development of a future history, much like Heinlein's more celebrated web of stories and novels. Since there are no known Asimovian statements that this is so, however, this remains only speculation.
Com Noÿs, Harlan is described in terms that suggest a "frozen" personality.