By Poul Anderson
At the uncharted planet Jonna lies the archaeological locate of an entire life. a big artifact left at the back of by way of the mysterious race often called the Forerunners, who predate all of the recognized cultures within the seafaring galaxy and had lengthy vanished prior to any clever species had taken to the celebs. yet human Lissa and her Tyrannosaurus look-alike accomplice, Karl, should not the 1st to make the invention. freeboaters whose causes are usually not merely clinical also are after the item. The Forerunners had revolutionized complete fields of know-how, and every discovery has reaped large monetary rewards. If an analogous holds real for the most recent discovery, Lissa realizes in basic terms she and Karl stand among what may be the clinical discovery of an entire life or an unsolved secret ready to be unleashed.
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I’m only a planetarist. And even that title is a fake. I don’t do geology, oceanography, atmospherics, chemistry, biology, ethology, or xenology. I dabble in them all, and then dare call myself a scientist. She rose to her feet. I help get the specialists together, and keep them together, and sometimes keep them alive. That’smy work. That justifies my being here, though I had to force it every centimeter of the way. Esker got up too and approached her. His squatness barely reached above her chin.
We have very little of that anyway, while we travel. As a general rule, at journey’s end, the ship edits everything irrelevant to the mission out of the database. But we can’t foresee what may teach us something that may be valuable in future operations. ” Had Valen been listening outside, or did he chance to enter at that moment? His body filled the doorframe vertically, though its jambs stood well apart from him. “Pardon me,” he said in his usual mannerly style. “I know this has been a big surprise sprung on you four and you have a sunful of questions; but we’re just a couple of hours from hyperjump, and I need to make a certain decision first.
We common crew were seldom allowed as much as a look out; viewscreens were kept blank most of the time. ” Esker’s dark, hooknosed features drew into a scowl. ” “I had fashioned an instrument while home on leave, and smuggled it aboard in my personal kit. On a prior trip, despite the unfamiliar shape of the Galactic Belt, I had recognized certain navigational objects, such as the Magellanic Clouds. When this opportunity came, I withdrew from my gang, telling them I had spied what might be a loose object, missing from the probe.