Silent Dances (StarBridge Series #2)

Silent Dances (StarBridge Series #2)

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by A. C. Crispin, Kathleen O’Malley
     
 

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HAS EARTH MADE THEIR OWN FIRST CONTACT? A YOUNG STARBRIDGE INTERRELATOR WILL UNCOVER THE TRUTH AND DETERMINE THE FATE OF AN ENTIRE PLANET.
After discovering mankind is not alone in the universe, colonizing expeditions are required to search for intelligent life before developing new planets. If the birds of Trinity are intelligent, Earth could obtain membership in… See more details below

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HAS EARTH MADE THEIR OWN FIRST CONTACT? A YOUNG STARBRIDGE INTERRELATOR WILL UNCOVER THE TRUTH AND DETERMINE THE FATE OF AN ENTIRE PLANET.
After discovering mankind is not alone in the universe, colonizing expeditions are required to search for intelligent life before developing new planets. If the birds of Trinity are intelligent, Earth could obtain membership in the Cooperative League of Systems. If not, it could mean millions to the Jamestown Founders. But exactly how do you prove intelligence?

Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the Grus, whose sonic cries can shatter human ears. If she can earn their trust, she might even be able to save them from the privateers who are profiting from the sale of the Gru's hides. If she fails, it could mean the destruction of an entire species.

*** New York Times Best-selling Author ***

PRAISE FOR SILENT DANCES
“A good, lively, fast-moving story…Silent Dances is just tremendous; I’m delighted to recommend it.” — Judith Tarr

“Plenty of action and drama…Silent Dances entertains and does so while enlightening its readers about the cultural meaning of deafness.” — Gallaudet Today

“Four stars…Silent Dances shows the growth of a woman who finds her place in the future worlds.” — OtherRealms

BOOKS IN THE STARBRIDGE SERIES

Book 1: StarBridge - Earth discovers they are not the only sentient beings in the universe and their first contact turns deadly in an unfortunate turn of events.

Book 2: Silent Dances - Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the alien Grus whose sonic cries can kill. Has earth made its own discovery of a new sentient species?

Book 3: Shadow World - A young man learns how to cope with death from a golden-eyed race of beings with tragically short lives.

Book 4: Serpent’s Gift - A young girl creates a mind-link with the StarBridge computer, and a series of deadly accidents threatens all life on the asteroid.

Book 5: Silent Songs - Amphibious beings from a distant world land on the planet Trinity, threatening the native creatures and the StarBridge ambassadors.

Book 6: Ancestor’s World - When a member of an archeological team on the planet Na-Dina is brutally murdered, Mahree Burroughs arrives to find the killer, no matter the cost.

Book 7: Voices of Chaos - The feline beings known as Arrekhi have requested admission into the Cooperative League of Systems, but they are harboring a secret that could have deadly consequences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015577389
Publisher:
A. C. Crispin
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Series:
StarBridge Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
275,922
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

A.C. Crispin is the author of the bestselling Star Wars novels The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn. She's also written four top-selling Star Trek novels: Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek.

Ms. Crispin's most famous genre work was writing the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries V. She went on to collaborate on two more books in the V series, East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein, and Death Tide with Deborah A. Marshall.

Crispin and noted fantasy author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together. Both Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith are still in print from Tor Books. Andre Norton's recent passing has brought increasing demand for her works. Ann Crispin and Andre Norton were friends for nearly 30 years.

Ms. Crispin has not confined herself to writing media-related fiction. Half her work is in her own original universes. Her major science fiction undertaking was the StarBridge series for Berkley/Putnam. These books, written solo or in collaboration with gifted new talents, centered around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth.

KATHLEEN O'MALLEY
Kathleen O'Malley has collaborated with A.C. Crispin on two of the seven Starbridge books: Silent Dances and Silent Songs and has also worked on Serpent's Gift. She spent spent most of her career working with animals including: working on an Arabian horse farm, breeding and showing Doberman pinschers and greyhounds, working in professional dog show kennels, and gradually moved into humane work and animal rescue. But the job she credits as having the greatest impact on her life was working with wildlife at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. She worked there for more than twenty years with a variety of endangered species including bald eagles, Andean condors, masked bobwhite quail, and four species of cranes. That included the endangered whooping crane and even more endangered Mississippi sandhill crane.
Kathleen has also written a Star Trek Next Generation book (Possession) and worked with A.C. Crispin on the novelization of Alien Resurrection based on the script by Josh Whedon. She also has contributed stories in three anthologies: Tales of Zorro, The Ultimate Werewolf, and Werewolves and Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within.

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