By Timothy Zahn

Allen Caine was once too younger to recollect while the Earth had now not been a conquered planet, one of the such within the large and sprawling Rygril empire. yet he knew of the mythical black collars, guerrilla warriors proficient to the restrict of human pace and talent, then changed into approximately superhuman opponents by means of use of the now-lost backlash drug. Eanh and its former colony worlds were crushed, yet sparks of uprising nonetheless smouldered, and the insurgent underground on Eanh had despatched Caine on an undercover challenge to the previous Eanh colony of Plinry, the place there has been a faint desire black collar unit nonetheless existed. The underground by myself knew of a mystery that will be humanity's ace within the gap. And if a remnant of black collar opponents nonetheless existed on Plinry, they have been the one wish of taking part in that ace in a last bid for the liberty of humanity.

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There was a sudden tension in them. Bet sat there with her feet up, arms folded, knowing it was still going to be a while, with her heart thumping away in leaden, before-the-strike calm. Priority. There was only one berth on Thule with a pump fitting that was going to accommodate a starship. The pump was two hundred years old and it managed, but it was slow, and the station tanks were nowhere near capable of turning two large-cap ships in the same week—it took time for Thule's three skimmers and the mass-driver to bring in a ship-tank load of ice.

Crew safety-area, hammocks up and down it, empty black-mesh bundles strung vertically along the lefthand wall. She limped ahead, walking more on her own now, just sore from the G-stress and the cold, through the safety-area, curtain of hammocks giving way into a rec-hall, crew members sitting on a low main-deck/burn-deck bench along the wall, where the walkway mat spread out wide, clear up to the swing-section galley. Sandwiches and drinks. Food-smell hit her stomach hard, she wasn't sure whether it was good or bad.

C bu to re he C lic k he k lic C w. 0 bu y rm er Y F T ra n sf o ABB PD er Y They wanted to know stationer references. She gave Nan and Ely. Desperately she said she'd been living with Nan. Nan might cover for her. It was the only thing she could think of. God, if they asked her the specific address… Nan lived in Green, she remembered Nan and Ely talking once. She could remember that. Estimated income this month, they asked. She counted. She wrote, 25 cred. Counting what she'd gotten off Ritterman, off the dock-worker, off Ely.

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