Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved—saved to be schooled, programmed, and implanted into the sleek titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. but first she had to choose a human partner—male or female—to share her exhilarating escapades in space!her life was to be rich and rewarding . . . resplendent with daring adventures and endless excitement, beyond the wildest dreams of mere mortals.gifted with the voice of an angel and being virtually indestructible, helva xh-834 anticipated a sublime immortality.then one day she fell in
From star trek to star wars, from dune to foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. the stories in federations will continue that tradition. what are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? what happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic scale come into conflict with the indigenous peoples of other planets, of other races? and what of the issue of communicating across such distances, or
She was born human... reborn as much, much more.her name was nancia perez y de gras. like the other five young people aboard, she was an aristocrat... a member of one of the illustrious high families. and, like the others, she was a new graduate, just starting out on her own career.but while the rest were bound for less-than-glamorous assignments—for reasons they preferred to conceal—on planets in a remote sector of the galaxy, nancia was already on duty and proud of it: as a brain-ship for the courier service.
A young woman becomes paralyzed and must become a brainship—and find her brawn, her human soul mate, so that she can discover a cure for her illness.tia cade is a headstrong, smart, and very normal girl until she contracts a terrible illness that leaves her with the bare semblance of life. tia's only hope: to become the oldest person ever to train to be one of the legendary star travelers, the brainships. but now that tia is free of her ravaged body, there still remains the task of finding the
Simeon was a shell-person - the brain who ran space station sss-900, on the fringes of human space. but things hadn't been going too well lately, and he was more than a little discontented. though normally he enjoyed his work, these days it seemed boring. to make matters worse, his long-time parner had just retired and he was having a hard time adjusting to his newly assigned brawn - a strong-willed woman named channa hap, who seemed to feel it her duty to keep him in line.simeon's love of wargaming
Like helva, the ship who sang, (and nancia from partnership, tia from the ship who searched, and simeon, who runs the city who fought) carialle was born so physically disadvantaged that her only chance for life was as a shellperson. and again like those others, carialle decided she would strap on a spaceship. her brawn is a guy named keff. their mission: to search the galaxy for intelligent beings, to travel where no shellperson and her brawn have gone before...alas, intelligent life is thin on the galactic ground, so when