The Howling Stones (Humanx Commonwealth) by Alan Dean Foster

By Alan Dean Foster

The newly came upon planet of Senisran was once a veritable paradise. Its substantial oceans have been dotted with millions of lush islands containing large deposits of rare-earths and minerals. yet Senisran was once additionally the Humanx Commonwealth's challenge baby, for every island used to be inhabited through a distinct tribe of aboriginal natives whose customs and tribal rites different from island to island. every one needed to be negotiated with individually for mining rights, and the Commonwealth was once locked in a race opposed to the vicious AAnn Empire to safe these rights.
Now the clans of the Parramat Archipelago on Senisran have been resisting entreaties by means of the Commonwealth and AAnn alike. So, xenologist and first-contact expert Pulickel Tomochelor was once dispatched from Earth to deal with this delicate and obdurate negotiation. more well-off with extraterrestrial beings than together with his personal species, and assured in his awesome skill to speak with them, Pulickel seemed ahead to a quick task and a effective go back to Earth.
But he hadn't counted at the wonderful mystery of Parramat: the unusual eco-friendly stones that the natives used to bless the plants, make certain ample fishing, heal the injured and ailing, and regulate the elements. inside of those stones lay an amazing know-how the starting place of which used to be misplaced in time, know-how that needed to be stored from the AAnn at any cost.
In his past travels round the planets of the Commonwealth, Pulickel had noticeable many wonders, yet by no means any like this. And he had noticeable the consequences of evil on either beings and planets, yet he by no means anticipated to satisfy the very essence of evil face-to-face…

Originally released 1997 via Del Rey.

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Kommen Sie jetzt zurück, Dart! « Hulos stellte den Beschuß ein und wälzte sich ächzend auf die Seite. Auf diese Weise konnte er jenen Teil des Tunnels übersehen, den sie inzwischen gebohrt hatten. Die Vorstellung, sich durch diesen Stollen rückwärts bis zur Höhle vor der Brustschleuse schieben zu müssen, war alles andere als angenehm. »Entschuldigen Sie, wenn ich widerspreche, General«, sagte Hulos. »Ich habe es bald geschafft und will keine Zeit mehr verlieren. « »Müde Männer begehen Fehler«, sagte Dephin.

Dantons Gedanken kehrten immer wieder zu diesem Problem zurück. Wenn er oder die Thunderbolts wenigstens eine Möglichkeit finden würden, das Heimatsystem zu warnen. In dieser Beziehung mußte er sich völlig auf die Siganesen verlassen. Die Vibratoren nahmen ihre Tätigkeit wieder auf, aber Danton hatte sich schon so daran gewöhnt, daß ihn die Massage nicht mehr störte. Er empfand sie sogar als angenehm, denn sie brachte wenigstens ein bißchen Abwechslung. Ab und zu hörte er ein leises Zischen. Er fragte sich, ob es von der 37 Lebenserhaltungsanlage des Marsav-Safes oder von den Siganesen erzeugt wurde.

Vascalo würde jedoch andere Wege gehen als die Taschkars in Gruelfin. Er zwang sich zu anderen Gedanken. Jetzt schon an das Ende des Solaren Imperiums zu denken war falsch. Das Volk der Terraner mit all seiner technischen Macht war ein ernstzunehmender Gegner. Zum erstenmal in seinem Leben war der Krumme wirklich ungeduldig. Nachdem er an die Spitze der Marsav gelangt war, wollte er möglichst schnell seinen ersten Triumph feiern. « Vascalo stand breitbeinig vor dem großen Bildschirm in einer Schaltzentrale des Sammlers und wartete auf Pultor, der mit schwerfällig wirkenden Bewegungen herankam.

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