The only law is popular opinion. The Majority has evaluated Thomas's mind, and unlike everyone on Earth, they don't dismiss him as a disabled child. They trivialize his debilitating neuromuscular disease. They don't care that he was raised by savage humans on a primitive planet. Thomas has a powerful mind, and the Majority insists that he should be a thought leader in the mental network that rules the known universe. But the Majority have condemned his foster family and friends to an alien ghetto. Thomas is pressured to obey popular opinion and let the humans die in brutal slavery. The Majority always get what they want. In a galaxy ruled by networked minds who share every thought, secrets are impossible. Escape is impossible. The only way for Thomas to save the people he loves is to win admiration and gain followers. But time is running out for the slaves ... and Thomas has never been good at popularity. Cover painting by Byzwa Dher.