By Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Whilst THE GALACTIC MAGISTRATES - extraterrestrial beings with awesome damaging power - compelled international after international to affix their Union of sunlight structures, simply the Gamant humans endured to withstand subjugation. For even though the Magistrates' Union introduced peace and prosperity, it additionally stole the distinctiveness of its member races.
And to the people often called the Gamant humans, their background used to be extra very important than lifestyles itself. For they have been the selected ones, blessed with the reward of the Mea Shearim - an interdimensional gateway to God. yet have been the beings of sunshine with whom wearers of the Mea communed really God and the angels? Or have been they extraterrestrial beings past the comprehension of flesh and blood mortals, a race to whom the Gamants have been mere pawns in a few universe-spanning game?
Either approach, the Gamant religion may quickly obtain its final attempt because the Galactic Magistrates mobilized to place an finish to their uprising, while many between them became to a messiah who may possibly betray them all….
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Huh? Her name's Eldreth Coburn and she's on her way home to Hespera, she's a colonial. " "You poor boy! " "Catch on, kid? With the merest trifle of finesse you can be a remittance man, at least. " "Oh, go boil your head! " Sam snickered. "She sure is. '" The knowledge disturbed Max. He had realized that Eldreth must be well to do-she was a passenger, wasn't she? But he had no awe of wealth. Achievement as exemplified by his uncle held much more respect in his eyes. But the notion that Eldreth came from such an impossibly high stratum-and that he, Maximilian Jones, was considered a fortune-hunter and social climber on that account-was quite upsetting.
Nothing to see but a dirty, thick, yellow fog that never lifts. Worse than Venus. But suit yourself. " Max decided to stick. They went on down and came out in a wide, lighted corridor not unlike that street in Earthport where Percy's restaurant was located, save that it was roofed over. There were the same bars, the same tawdry inducements for the stranger to part with cash, even to the tailor shop with the permanent "CLOSING OUT" sale. Several other ships were in and the sector was crowded. Sam looked around.
What? " "Captain, ordinarily I see no point in a man striking twice for the same job. " "Yes, indeed. " "Oh, certainly, Captain. " The Purser smiled. " The Captain smiled and turned to the Astrogator. "I see no objection, Doc. " "Kelly is willing to try him. " The Astrogator turned to Max. " "My uncle, sir. " "I served under him. " "We shall see. " Max managed to find the control room without asking directions, although he could hardly see where he was going. 9. CHARTSMAN JONES 9 CHARTSMAN JONES The change in Max's status changed the whole perspective of his life.