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It's half-way through the twenty-first century.
Contact with alien races was made forty years ago, but communication turns out to be impossible. We don't share a way of thinking or common sensory inputs with the aliens, let alone a grammar. But there is trade, done on a basis of putting things on a table and taking them off again until agreement is reached. There is no obvious pattern to the trades. Alien anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. Human science has become fixated on understanding alien technology with little success. We can learn what it does and how to operate it. We don t know how it works or how to fix it. The world may be a better place but it's no longer our own. We may be colonizing the stars, but we're dependant on inexplicable alien Faster-Than-Light technology. This is controlled by aliens we call the Gliese and is the only constant trade: FTL engines for human beings, any age or condition, as long as they're alive. We don't know what happens to them, but rumour says they are taken to a Nirvana where all illnesses will be healed. Their families are also very well compensated. Interstellar immigration and trade are central to the world's economy. There is no shortage of volunteers.


  • Author - Andrew Lane
  • Series / character - Netherspace Bk 2
  • Illustrated - No
  • Age range - Adult
  • ISBN - 9781785651878
  • Publisher - Titan
  • Date - 2018
  • Format - Paperback
  • Approx. size - 20 x 13 cm
  • Weight - 240g
  • No. of pages - 294
  • RRP - £7.99


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