Two James Alan Gardner League of Peoples books
From a remarkable new science fiction voice comes a stunning debut novel of bold imagination, an exciting tale of deep space, alien worlds, and the select group of men and women whose mission is to make first contact with the unknown. They are ... expendable....
Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred... unless you're an Explorer......
Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrum Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin, the feared "Planet of No Return", which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace......
Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha....
Publisher: Avon Books (1997)
Condition: very good condition, tight binding, corner and edge wear on dust cover with very small tear upper spine area
Explorer Third Class Youn Sue is Expendable, a member of the highly skilled and highly disposable Explorer Corps trained to undertake hazardous missions so that the rest of humanity need not be upset by their (almost-certain) deaths.
With her partner, Tut, Youn is sent to rescue an innocent planet from the extremely dangerous sentient Balrog. But how do you defeat an alien intelligence so advanced that it literally knows what you will do before you do ... especially when it has its own sinister plans?.....
Hardcover: 374 pages
Publisher: Eos; BC edition (August 3, 2004)
Condition: Excellent, like new, little to no wear
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