Compass Reach by Mark W. TiedemannDescription: At a time when humans are trying to come to terms with the reality of their nonhuman neighbors, tensions rise over questions of racial purity, ideological contamination, and, underlying it all, control of the economy. As a crucial conference to determine the future of all human-seti interaction, Fargo and Lis, two freedriders-dispossessed persons with no official existence, no ID, no status within the human Pan Humana-are appointed by the mysterious Ranonan to act as liaisons to humanity. As they draw closer to the conference, in company with a telelog named Stephen who is searching for a close friend he fears has been abducted by one of the ruling families of the Pan Humana, forces align around them to give aid or hinderance, for purposes of their own, which have little to do with what might be the best thing for all. Series:
16.00Reader Rating: 9
out of 10 Votes:
Superior post-scarcity space opera, with excellent characterizations, fully-realized backgrounds, and a fast pace that puts it on a level with the best being published in the field today.
Also in this series are Metal of Night, Peace And Memory
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