By Terry A. Adams
Hanna Bassiano, previously often called girl H’ana ril-Koroth of D’neera, was once, like any the folks of the planet D’neera a telepath. Mutated from true-human inventory, the D’neerans had claimed an international in their personal to flee persecution, and commenced a flourishing civilization there. Now, accredited via true-humans, a few like Hanna had ventured out into the broader universe, utilizing their abilities to the advantage of all. Hanna herself had develop into humanity’s professional in first touch with different sentient races. And although her first actual project had approximately resulted in her demise and will have ended in a devastating interstellar struggle, either Hanna and humanity had survived.
Several extra contacts had visible her firmly proven because the individual to spearhead this new first-contact project. She and her handpicked crew have been now aboard alien touch send Endeavor Three, following a centuries’ chilly path to global that had despatched its personal day trip to the human colony international New Earth 200 years ago.
Long ahead of Endeavor reached the planet they got here to understand as Battleground, Hanna started to discover the starways along with her brain, looking touch with this mythical race. but if ultimately she controlled to the touch the minds she sought, Hanna might scarcely think what she had found—a race that looked as if it would exist basically to struggle, to reproduce, and to die.
How may well they live on for a lot of these years? How had they arrive to be like this? and the way could they reply to a relaxed day trip of people arriving on their world?
This brand-new technological know-how fiction novel follows The D'neeran Factor, an omnibus of Sentience and The grasp of Chaos, and maintains the adventures of Hanna Bassiano, human telepath and first-contact professional aboard the spaceship Endeavor.
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
Battleground (Lady Hanna, Book 3) by Terry A. Adams