Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin -- the feared "Planet of No Return"-- which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace.
Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha. But it won't be, if Festina can help it.
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Gardner's impressive debut novel has an intriguing premise: in a society whose members expect to die of old age, certain deaths are considered more disturbing than others. If the victim was popular,Mar 01 1999 | Read Full Review of Expendable (League of Peoples)
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