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 now not but accomplished either a considerable spacefaring power and enough adulthood to manage the know-how explosion ahead of triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to simply usher in peaceable new participants, issues swap fullyyt whilst the confederation is threatened through a few unknown entity - is the risk genuine or imagined? The confederation comes to a decision to wreck with the principles 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 is of the same opinion, yet calls for a excessive rate: should still he prevail, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the possibility turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which challenge will turn out tougher - saving the confederation or convincing it to just accept the deal!
The huge appendix, written in non-technical language, experiences the medical and technological subject matters underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, area trip and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic improvement.
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The combat car obediently settled on the edge of the stabilized area. The port itself had capacity for two ships at a time; the region it served did not. Though with the high cost of animal transport many manufactures could be star-hopped to Curwin's back country more cheaply than they could be carried from the planet's own more urbanized areas, the only available exchange was raw agricultural produce—again limited to the immediate locality by the archaic transport. Its fans purring below audibility, the armored vehicle rested on an empty area of no significance to the region—unless the central government should choose to land another regiment of mercenaries on it.
After the second injection sped into his system, the sergeant opened his eyes. Rob was already trying to straighten the entrapping tube. "Forget it," Worzer ordered weakly. "It's inside, too . . damn armor musta flexed. " He closed his eyes, opened them in time to see another head peak cautiously from the tunnel mouth. " he rasped, and faster than he spoke he triggered his powergun. Its motor whined spitefully though the burst went wide. The head disappeared. "I want you to run back to the gully," the sergeant said, resting his eyes again.
The rifleman raised his head just in time to meet the hose of fire that darted from the recruit's gun. The guerrilla's head exploded. His brains, flash-cooked by the first shot, changed instantly from a colloid to a blast of steam that scattered itself over a three-meter circle. The smoldering fragments of the rifle followed the torso as it slid downward. The combat car roared into the field of waist-high grain, ripping down twenty meters of woven fencing to make its passage. Rob, vaguely aware of other shots and cries forward, vomited onto the floor of the compartment.