Baker & Taylor Human diplomat Fanielle Anjou and her thranx counterpart work to overcome the mutual suspicions between the two races in order ot achieve a thranx/human alliance, but fanatical xenophobes on both sides, as well as the duplicitous AAnn will do anything to ensure that an alliance ncever occurs. 20,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer From the beginning, while sharing the Orion Arm of the galaxy, contact between humankind and the thranx has been tenuous at best. Yet nearly a century after first contact, the likelihood of closer human/thranx relations is as far away as ever. Humans still find these insectlike beings physically repulsive, a distaste the thranx return in kind. At times the cordial veneer barely conceals the suspicion and distrust boiling just below the surface. Yet idealists on both sides refuse to surrender their dreams of achieving a thranx/human alliance. Among the most dedicated are a minor diplomat named Fanielle Anjou and her thranx counterpart. Others intend to make sure such a liaison will never come to pass...by any means necessary. For these xenophobes, the upcoming Humanx Intercultural Fair, the first wholly cross-species event, is a hideous confirmation of their worst fears. Zealots on both sides vow it will be the last of its kind, no matter how many must die. In the coming conflagration Fanielle holds the key to triumph, but only if she can outwit those desperate to silence her forever. Meanwhile, on a faraway planet, the duplicitous AAnn watch intently as archaeologists labor to discover what happened to an advanced human race that perished thousands of years ago. For the answers contain grave consequences for humans, thranx, and AAnn alike.
Baker & Taylor Human diplomat Fanielle Anjou and her Thranx counterpart work to overcome the mutual suspicions between the two races in order to achieve a Thranx/human alliance, but xenophobes on both sides try to ensure that an alliance never occurs.