By Giancarlo Genta
Sometime within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a couple of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience now not 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 just usher in peaceable new contributors, issues switch completely while the confederation is threatened by means of a few unknown entity - is the threat genuine or imagined? The confederation makes a decision to wreck with the foundations 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 is of the same opinion, yet calls for a excessive rate: may still he be triumphant, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the chance turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which venture will turn out tougher - 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, area go back and forth and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic development.
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A small group of Tteroths led the Earthlings and the Aswaqats to a nearby vehicle, after a complex welcome ritual. Despite the dim light due to the clouds and the thin rain, Tom was able to observe them from a close distance, conﬁrming his impression that they were facing large birds. From the documents he had studied, it was clear that Tteroths had kept their ability to ﬂy throughout the evolutionary stages that had led to intelligence, and Tom was eager to see how large the wings would be, that would be capable sustaining such heavy creatures.
Exclaimed Taylor, unable, however, to ﬁnd any weak points in the speech. “Now let me come to more personal motives,” Sinqwahan went on. “I am sure you know many scientists say that human life will be far longer in the future, even in the near future. Think of the advances in medical sciences achieved in the history of the galactic civilization. ” “How can I say, if you are not human. . sorry, if you are not from Earth? If you were an Earthling, I would guess you are forty–forty-ﬁve,” answered Tom.
Let’s go to the sick bay, so that you can have a quick check up and proceed with the anti-degenerative treatment. ” They did that, then went back to the bridge where the screens were full of stars, one of which was brighter than the others. When Tom was told it was the Sun he realized how far from the inner Solar System they were now. As soon as she saw the Earthlings, the captain said to Tom, without even greeting him: “I see Sinqwahan succeeded in keeping you on board. ” 36 A Man from Planet Earth “Yes, we must follow instructions.