By David Weber
New York occasions, united states this present day, Wall highway Journal and overseas bestselling phenomenon David Weber grants the 1st access in an unique younger grownup technology fiction event sequence, the famous person country saga! younger teenager Stephanie Harrington types a telepathic bond with an clever alien treecat on a pioneer planet—and needs to struggle for the liberty of her new buddy and his species opposed to highly-placed enemies made up our minds to say the area for people only.
Stephanie Harrington continually anticipated to be a woodland ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl . . . until eventually her mom and dad relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx within the a ways far away superstar nation of Manticore. it's going to were definitely the right new domestic --- a virgin barren region choked with new species of each variety, simply ready to be chanced on. yet Sphinx is a much more harmful position than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie’s explorations come to a surprising halt while her mom and dad lay down the legislation: no journeys into the bush with no grownup supervision!
but Stephanie is a tender girl decided to make discoveries, and the most important certainly one of all awaits her: an clever alien species.
The forest-dwelling treecats are small, lovable, shrewdpermanent, and feature a mentioned flavor for celery. and they're additionally very, very lethal once they or their associates are threatened . . . as Stephanie discovers whilst she comes face-to-face with Sphinx’s such a lot deadly predator after a hang-gliding coincidence.
yet her discoveries are just starting, for the treecats also are telepathic and ready to bond with convinced people, and Stephanie’s locate --- and her first-of-its sort bond with the treecat Climbs speedy --- land either one of them in a clean torrent of hazard. Galactic-sized wealth is at stake, and Stephanie and the treecats are squarely within the course of highly-placed enemies decided to ensure the planet Sphinx continues to be fullyyt in human arms, whether that suggests the extermination of one other pondering species.
regrettably for these enemies, the treecats have stored Stephanie Harrington’s lifestyles. She owes them . . . and Stephanie is a tender girl who stands by way of her friends.
this means that issues are approximately to get very interesting on Sphinx.
About A appealing Friendship:
“It’s infrequent to discover teenager technological know-how fiction that strays past well known dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, motion, and artistic know-how will make this sequence starter a simple hit. . . .”—<i >Booklist
About David Weber and the respect Harrington series:
“. . .everything you may wish in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age
“Brilliant! marvelous! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey
“Compelling wrestle mixed with attractive characters for an outstanding house opera adventure.”—Locus
“Weber combines reasonable, attractive characters with clever technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable area opera will have a good time. . .”—Publishers Weekly
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Judy-Lynn suggested I write a story about a female robot. Well, of course, my robots are sexually neutral, but they all have masculine names and I treat them all as males. The turnabout suggestion was good. I said, “Gee, that’s an interesting idea,” and was awfully pleased, because Ed Ferman had asked me for a story with which to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Fantasy and Science Fiction and I had agreed, but, at the moment, did not have an idea in my head. On February 8, 1969, in line with the suggestion, I began FEMININE INTUITION.
But I also wrote a short poem on my own initiative. That poem appeared in the special issue and it has never appeared anywhere else-until now. I’m going to include it here because it’s appropriate to my thesis. Then, too, seven years after the poem appeared, I recited it to a charming maiden, who, without any sign of mental effort, immediately suggested a change that was so inevitable, and so great an improvement, that I have to get the poem into print again in order to make that change. I originally called the poem I’M IN THE PRIME OF LIFE, YOU ROTTEN KID!
Without the Three Laws? Surely--” “No, Peter. Are those the only constraints you can think of? Hell, you contributed to the design of the early positronic brains. Do I have to tell you that, quite aside from the Three Laws, there isn’t a pathway in those brains that isn’t carefully designed and fixed? ” “And you propose--” “That at every level below the Three Laws, the paths be made open-ended. ” Bogert said dryly, “It’s not difficult, indeed. Useless things are never difficult. ” “But why is that difficult?
A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom, Book 1) by David Weber