Silent Songs (StarBridge Series #5)

Silent Songs (StarBridge Series #5)

by A. C. Crispin
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Silent Songs (StarBridge Series #5) by A. C. Crispin, Kathleen O’Malley

Return to Trinity where Earth had first discovered intelligent life that allowed them admittance into the Cooperative League of Systems. Through friendship and understanding the men and women of StarBridge are forming bonds with the natives.
In the skies of Trinity, the birdlike Grus welcome the deaf human ambassador, Tesa. In the seas of Trinity, the aquatic Singers communicate with the young StarBridge student, Jib. But on the surface of Trinity, an alien life form has landed, and these amphibious beings from a distant world are definitely not friendly.

“This series offers well-told tales with a welcome note of realism about interspecies relationships…Recommended.” — Booklist

“This is the type of rousing adventure story which Heinlein made so popular a generation ago…Excellent!” — Andre Norton

“These novels challenge our understanding among intelligent races…Readers will care about these characters.” — Library Journal

“This is space opera in the best tradition…just tremendous; I’m delighted to recommend it.” — Judith Tarr

“…the series is batting a thousand!” — Dragon


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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015590104
Publisher: A. C. Crispin
Publication date: 03/12/2012
Series: StarBridge Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 740,762
File size: 1 MB

About 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.

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 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He trows another piece of cheese then turns the channel." Doors open!!