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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 now not but completed either a considerable spacefaring strength and adequate adulthood to manage the expertise explosion earlier than triggering their very own extinction.

While this coverage is meant to just herald peaceable new contributors, issues switch fullyyt while the confederation is threatened by means of a few unknown entity - is the threat genuine or imagined? The confederation comes to a decision to damage 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 is of the same opinion, yet calls for a excessive expense: may still he prevail, the confederation should settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the probability turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which project will turn out more durable - saving the confederation or convincing it to just accept the deal!

The wide appendix, written in non-technical language, studies the clinical and technological themes underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, area trip and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic development.

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You will have a starship at your disposal, to go where you like in the parts of the galaxy that can still be reached, which, unfortunately, are not many. You will be in a crisis committee directly chosen by the Coordinator and will be given all the information you need, even the most confidential. ” The Earthlings silently looked at one another. The prospect was terribly intriguing; in practice they were being offered nothing less than a whole galaxy, or at least what remained of it, to study, with unlimited resources allocated for the work.

The walls were covered with screens showing the space around the ship, to the point of giving the illusion of being in a glass cylinder floating in space. Long consoles were sited under the screens and six people were sitting on chairs in front of them. A seventh person was sitting in a seat in the center of the room, a large console at her side. That must be the captain, assuming one exists, Taylor thought. Ashkahan moved swiftly towards a console under the largest screen and Sinqwahan nodded for them to take two empty seats.

They were so tired that they fell asleep immediately, notwithstanding the computer, the force field, and all the strange things around them. The voice of the synthesizer woke Tom “Professor, it is seven, ship time. You have slept for nine hours; Sinqwahan is waiting for you for breakfast” Without really understanding what was going on, Tom woke up. He turned on one side. expecting to take his watch from the bedside table and, realizing at once that nothing was supporting him, let out a shout. Susan was already up, wearing a pair of trousers and a light soft jacket of a rusty red color, of the same type as all the crew were wearing the previous evening.

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