By Giancarlo Genta
Someday 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 no longer but accomplished either a considerable spacefaring strength and adequate adulthood to manage the know-how explosion sooner than triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to simply herald peaceable new individuals, concerns switch fullyyt whilst the confederation is threatened through a few unknown entity - is the risk actual or imagined? The confederation makes a decision to damage with the principles 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 concurs, yet calls for a excessive cost: should still he be successful, the confederation should settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the chance turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which undertaking will turn out more durable - saving the confederation or convincing it to simply accept the deal!
The huge appendix, written in non-technical language, reports the medical and technological themes underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, house shuttle and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic improvement.
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30 A Man from Planet Earth 4 Departure Those words were followed by a long silence. Then Sinqwahan got up saying “I have better leave you alone to decide. ” Tom looked at Susan’s eyes and she quickly nodded assent. “There is no need to go on playing this comedy, Sinqwahan. You knew from the beginning that it would end this way, but if you want a formal acceptance, here it is. ” Sinqwahan, who had already reached the door, turned back and solemnly shook their hands “This is customary in your country, I believe.
Taylor was relieved to see that the corridor was empty; he didn’t need to give explanations for leaving so early, but he wasn’t in the mood for talking. And above all, how could he introduce his guest? He laughed at the idea of introducing him to some colleague as an agent of the Galactic Confederation, just to see his reaction. ” As usual, Sinqwahan pretended not to get the joke. ” “Obviously,” answered the other. ” Taylor drove off. It was clear they knew everything about him. He wondered if it was wise to go home with him, then he realized that it couldn’t make things any worse; whatever Sinqwahan was or represented, he could only continue to act out the comedy.
And that rest included the Qhruns, therefore it was more of a nightmare than a dream. He dressed quickly, and they walked to the door, which opened. “I will show you the way to the mess hall,” the computer said. Sinqwahan was waiting for them, sitting at the table and eating small chunks of food of an indistinct color from a hemispherical cup, using a long pin. He greeted them and then explained immediately that the presence of people from a planet outside the Confederation had to be kept secret.