StarBridge

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A. C. Crispin created the StarBridge universe, and then invited her friends to play in it with her. StarBridge 1989 -> 4.5/5 Silent Dances with Kathleen O’Malley 1990 -> 4.5/5 Shadow World with Jannean Elliott 1991 -> 4.5/5 Serpent’s Gift with Deborah A. Marshall 1992 -> 4.5/5 Silent Songs with Kathleen O’Malley 1994 -> 4.5/5 […]

Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “You were right, Khyriz. She did not seem alien to me, once we began to speak of dance. All those worlds out there — so many things to see….” Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge by A. C. Crispin & Ru Emerson, published in 1998 The CLS has found another new planet of […]

League of Peoples

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I’ve read all of James Alan Gardner’s books in his League of Peoples series, and the first one I’ve read twice. Expendable 1997 -> 4.5/5 Commitment Hour 1998 -> 4.5/5 Vigilant 1999 -> 4.5/5 Hunted 2000 -> 4.5/5 Ascending 2001 -> 4.5/5 Trapped 2002 -> 4.5/5 Radiant 2004 -> 5/5

Ender

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All of these books were written by Orson Scott Card. If he writes any more sequels, I’ll read them (he does have one planned but not written, called Shadows Alive). But the prequels he’s written with Aaron Johnston I’m not particularly interested in. The Ender series focuses on Ender Wiggin, and the Shadow series focuses […]

Ancestor’s World: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “The contracts Nordlund had signed with the Na-Dina promised enough hydroelectric power to double their world’s energy production.. That wold make possible more factories, more mills. Soon the Na-Dina would be able to build all the wonders the Infidels used so casually, and then the People would have no more need for the off-worlders.” […]

StarBridge 5: Silent Songs

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{4.5/5} “To the herd, the world consisted of warm water, easy travel, and good food. Through them, Jib had seen their River, traveled their ocean, tasted a hundred water plants, and and drunk the rich cream-laden milk of Taniwha’s mother. He’d wallowed in so many mental flavors, he had to be reminded to eat real […]

StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift

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{4.5/5} “‘I argued for her admission,’ Rob confessed, ‘because I was worried that if she didn’t find something challenging to do with her skills, this girl would get herself into serious trouble.’” StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift by A. C. Crispin with Deborah A. Marshall, published in 1992 The asteroid that StarBridge Academy is on was […]

StarBridge 3: Shadow World

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{4.5/5} “Interrelators study the laws, social customs, mores, taboos — all facets of the culture and the forces that shaped it. An interrelator’s goal is to be prepared to live on an alien world, as part of the diplomatic team. They learn to truly understand the point of view, the mind-set of another species.” StarBridge […]

StarBridge 2: Silent Dances

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{4.5/5} “Had he done the right thing in befriending the humans? Yes. He held in his feathered fingers proof that the humans were not just beings who could communicate, but rather fully intelligent people — the humans were capable of art.” StarBridge 2: Silent Dances by A. C. Crsipin & Kathleen O’Malley, published in 1990 […]

StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “Bringing young people of different species together, so that they may learn one another’s languages and customs, would be the best way to ensure understanding and communication in the future.” StarBridge by A. C. Crispin, published in 1989 Mahree is aboard a ship that detects a signal that turns out to be artificial in […]