Destiny's Road (Heorot, Book 3) by Larry Niven

By Larry Niven

Large and delicate, the line used to be seared into planet Destiny's rocky floor by means of the fusion force of the powered touchdown craft, Cavorite. The Cavorite abandoned the unique interstellar colonists, stranding them with out desire of contacting Earth.

Now, descendants of these pioneers have many questions about the line, yet no settler who has long past down it has ever lower back. For Jemmy Bloocher, a tender farm boy, the questions burn too hot--and he units out to discover the various mysteries of Destiny's Road.

Uploader note: no longer precisely a continuation of the Heorot sequence, yet situated within the similar universe; occasions from the 1st novels are in short pointed out.

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Oh, relax. We’re not exactly defenseless, and even if we got pounced on, what in heaven’s name have we got worth stealing? Besides, I’m still open on the primary band. ” It was a telepath’s confidence, something a non-telepath could understand but not really accept. Nor, of course, was it fully warranted. Some of the best crooks could fool a telepath, and, while Talents weren’t all that common, one telepath who was slightly stronger or more skilled could easily fool a lesser.

Secondary and deeper thought levels were often way off the mark, beyond all but the most powerful and expert to even touch, with a great variation in the bands even among people of the same race. But on the primary band, most species did their thinking within ranges that even telepaths of totally alien evolution and biology could intercept. Mostly, of course, he just heard what they were saying aloud to someone, or what was foremost on their minds. You couldn’t go on a fishing expedition in somebody else’s head—that took machinery and psychophysicians—and there was a lot of mostly banal stuff on the surface.

The Empire’s most elite, highly trained special branch was devoted to doing nothing else. They’d finally caught on to him—they never told him how—and then they gave him the treatment. The little finger on his left hand was indelibly dyed with concentric white and black rings that would never come off and could not be concealed for long—the damned chemicals burned like hell if cut off from air and light for any length of time. And, of course, the most powerful computer-augmented hypnos in the Empire implanted a bit of ethics in your mind that you couldn’t wash out, either, because you couldn’t tell what was you and what was them.

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