By Giancarlo Genta
Sometime 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 accomplished either a considerable spacefaring potential and adequate adulthood to manage the expertise explosion sooner than triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to just herald peaceable new participants, issues swap fullyyt whilst the confederation is threatened via a few unknown entity - is the threat actual 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 consents, yet calls for a excessive fee: should still he be successful, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the chance turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which venture will turn out tougher - saving the confederation or convincing it to just accept the deal!
The large appendix, written in non-technical language, reports the clinical and technological subject matters underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, house shuttle and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic development.
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He was on the point of deciding that everything was just a dream when, approaching home, he saw the white car, parked in front of the house with Sinqwahan standing nearby. He stopped the engine and got out. “Susan will be here in a few minutes,” he said leading his guest into the house. Sinqwahan went through the door and headed for the sitting room, as if he knew the place. He opened his briefcase, took out the projector and summoned up an image of the galaxy. ” A Man from Planet Earth 21 While Sinqwahan was talking, Taylor heard the noise of a car and looked through the window to see Susan arriving.
My species wasn’t originally any longer-lived than yours. I was born eighty six years ago and, were it not for the Qhruns, I would have a good chance of living at least three more centuries. ” Susan exclaimed. “Something like that. ” Tom stared at him. “ Sinqwahan, you are a darned son of a gun, you and that politician of yours, with whom you must have planned that little speech” he said, but his tone was softening. ” Susan added, as if talking to herself. “No, just an offer which it would be stupid to refuse, but I think I have already said that.
A Man from Planet Earth 41 “The venerable Quanslyaq sends me to escort you to Ytl. ” The four ships moved in close formation towards Ytl, with two of the cruisers ﬂanking their starship while the third preceded them. Sinqwahan nodded to the two Earthlings to follow him, and headed towards the library. “It is a great honor to ﬁnd an escort at a hyperspace gate, particularly because Tteroths are extremely formal,” he said as soon as they were in the corridor. Then he explained that Tteroths were one of the youngest human species in the sector, because they had attained starﬂight no more than twenty thousand years earlier, and that in the past they had a highly stratiﬁed society, ruled by a close-knit aristocracy.