Monday, 26 August 2013
Captive Of The Centaurianess
an italicized introduction about heroes taken from Origins of the Galactic Era;
a World Union on Earth;
a breakaway Confederated Satellites of Jupiter resulting from a "Symmetrist Revolution" (p. 153);
an intelligent tentacled Martian race, excelling at mathematics;
slower than light travel with suspended animation between the Solar System and Alpha Centauri A III;
humanoid Centaurians resulting either from coincidence or from parallel evolution, still practicing animal sacrifice;
Martian mathematics proving the possibility of faster than light travel so that we indeed seem to be at the origin of a Galactic Era.
Since the story is 85 pages long, I will have to read the rest of it later. Meanwhile, there is one surprise, although maybe I was at fault for misreading the title - a Centaurianess is not a female centaur but a female Centaurian biped.