By Poul Anderson
At the uncharted planet Jonna lies the archaeological locate of a life-time. a huge artifact left in the back of by means of the mysterious race referred to as the Forerunners, who predate the entire identified cultures within the seafaring galaxy and had lengthy vanished earlier than any clever species had taken to the celebs. yet human Lissa and her Tyrannosaurus look-alike companion, Karl, will not be the 1st to make the invention. freeboaters whose factors usually are not basically medical also are after the thing. The Forerunners had revolutionized complete fields of expertise, and every discovery has reaped large monetary rewards. If an identical holds real for the latest discovery, Lissa realizes simply she and Karl stand among what may be the medical discovery of an entire life or an unsolved secret ready to be unleashed.
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Uh, sure. ” Half ferociously, he turned back to Orichalc. “But did you never see or overhear anything? ” “The Dominance knows well how to keep secrets. ” A shame, Lissa thought, that the trans just gives out unemphatic Anglay. What’s Orichalc really saying with overtones and body language? “But you must have speculated,” exclaimed Tessa. Esker threw her a glower. “I’ll handle this discussion,” he said. Well, Lissa thought, everybody babbling at once would make for confusion and wasted time. Nevertheless— She admired how Orichalc remained dignified.
One I could really partner with. None so far. In all these years, none. ” She sensed how he must force the words out. “We were content to let you enjoy your first time around in freedom, like most people. But your enthusiasms are never just intellectual or artistic or athletic, and your idea of a truly grand time is still to hare off and hazard your life on some weird planet…. I’m sorry, my dear. ” Her right hand rested on the parapet. He laid his left over it. “We’re afraid, though, Maren and I.
Less than perfectly honest, in spite of that raspy tongue. ” “As long as he can do the job—” Lissa broke off, went back to the parapet, gazed over the vast billows of land. After a moment she said, “I think I know where part of his trouble stems from. He’s a scientist born. Nature meant him to make brilliant discoveries. But there aren’t any to make anymore, not in fundamental physics. Nothing new for—centuries, isn’t it? The most he can do is study a star or a nebula or whatever that’s acting in some not quite standard way.