By Giancarlo Genta
Someday within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a few spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience no longer but completed either a considerable spacefaring potential and enough adulthood to manage the expertise explosion ahead of triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to just usher in peaceable new participants, issues switch fullyyt while the confederation is threatened by way of a few unknown entity - is the threat genuine or imagined? The confederation makes a decision to wreck with the foundations and sends a delegate to Earth to rent one of many supposedly belligerent Earthlings to enquire and to restore the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman consents, yet calls for a excessive expense: should still he be successful, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the risk turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which challenge will end up tougher - saving the confederation or convincing it to simply accept the deal!
The wide appendix, written in non-technical language, studies the medical and technological themes underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, area go back and forth and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic improvement.
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Sinqwahan took one of the guns. “You are right, many traditions are disappearing. Most spacers would be unable to hit a shuttle from one hundred feet. ” 34 A Man from Planet Earth He explained that the weapons were thermal guns, with a useful range of a hundred yards. “They cause intense heating in the impact point and work on any organic material, vaporizing it in less than a second. If you wear one, when it is on it produces a weak force ﬁeld around you, preventing you from being hit by a similar weapon.
Let me call Susan,” he said. He picked up his phone and called her at work. It wasn’t easy to convince her that what he had to tell her was so urgent that she should go home immediately. —he mentioned the possibility of a long journey, which was after all not so far from the truth. After Sinqwahan had put the projector back in his briefcase, they left. Taylor was relieved to see that the corridor was empty; he didn’t need to give explanations for leaving so early, but he wasn’t in the mood for talking.
We must not get close to any Starﬂeet bases; our mission is covert. Set course for Lakatl. And ﬁrst of all we must get rid of that shuttle. ” From Sinqwahan’s voice it was clear that he wouldn’t allow any objections. “I would remind you that I am in command of this ship, and that you are not qualiﬁed to give orders,” the captain stated coldly. Then, facing the screen, she gave her orders: “Twenty-six, course for Lakatl. Establish contact with Shuttle Two: Mr. ” One of the screens showed the shuttle moving away, and Tom realized how absurd the presence of that helicopter was there, in the outermost reaches of the Solar System.