Hex (Coyote Universe, Book 8) by Allen Steele
By Allen Steele
The two-time Hugo Award-winner expands the universe of his Coyote saga.
The danui, a reclusive arachnid species thought of the galaxy's best engineers, have shunned touch with the Coyote Federation. until eventually, that's, the danui start up alternate negotiations, delivering basically info: the coordinates for an unoccupied global appropriate for human life-a great sphere, composed of billions of hexagons.
but if the Federation's recon challenge is going extraordinarily flawed, the people discover how little they find out about their new partners...
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The captain prodded. "It's there, Captain, all over the sector. " She frowned. " There was no question in the captain's voice, but the young man answered anyway. " The tension in Janeway's shoulders worked its way up her neck and down her back as she pivoted toward the tactical station. " May be. May not be. " Tuvok nodded once, and silently returned to his tactical sensors. Janeway pulled in a deep, unsatisfying breath. She dragged her fingers along the rail on the upper bridge as she stepped down to the command deck.
Trying. Captain. " Janeway hit a button on the arm of her chair. " Neither statement nor question-the captain wanted a solution. " Every sentence punctuated with an explosion of power that raked Voyager's shields, Janeway leaned down to the chair-arm comm. "Reroute wherever you have to, Lieuten-ant. I don't want to lose shields. " "Aye, Captain," Janeway thumbed the comm off. " "Captain-" Paris called her attention and pointed at the forward viewscreen. " Tuvok answered, as the largest ship sped toward Voyager "Pursuing a collision course," he said calmly.