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By James H. Schmitz

ISBN-10: 0671318470

ISBN-13: 9780671318475

Formerly showing in separate guides, those tales of the Galaxy are actually in a unitary ebook. After the Galactic Empire crumbled, the Vegan Confederacy used to be too susceptible to outlive, but it prospered due to its mystery weapon--telepathy. now not the entire brokers of Vega have been human, yet all have been the main strong telepaths within the Galaxy.

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Fast as the reaction had been, the Viper’s forward surge at full acceleration following her first jabbing beam was barely slower. She stopped close enough to the explosion to feel its radiations activate her own barriers; and even before she stopped, every one of her grappling devices was fully extended and combing space about her. Within another two seconds, therefore, each of the fleeing Bjantas was caught—and at the instant of contact, all but two had followed the scout into explosive and practically traceless suicide.

She admitted to some circulating in our upper social levels,” Iliff said. —and that I’d see to it she heard he’d been inquiring about her. ” the Co-ordinator smiled blandly. “If I had the slightest suspicion of that, it would be my duty to investigate immediately. Wouldn’t it? But now, there’s one point—your robot, of course, made every effort to keep Pagadan from realizing there was no human crew manning the ship. However, she told me frankly she’d caught on to our little Department secret and suggested that the best way to keep it there would be to have her transferred from Interstellar to Galactic.

At a point well outside the vision range of its transmitter screen, he stopped and listened. “ . . ” Pagadan’s voice came, muted but crackling. “That Department of Cultures investigator has been on Ulphi for over a month now, and others just as long! You get copies of their reports, don’t you? You couldn’t put any two of them together without seeing that another Telep-Two thinks he’s invented the Pyramid Effect out here—there isn’t a thing on the crummy little planet that doesn’t show it! And I’ll be the daughter of a C-Class human,” she added bitterly, “if it isn’t a type-case in full flower, with all the trimmings!

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