Award-winning author Valerie Freireich has the uncanny ability to create stories that are at once boldly imaginative and entertaining, yet masterfully portray the layered complexities of alien cultures. In The Beacon, on a future Earth, the arrival of a vast alien starship forces the entire world to confront a deadly virus.
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A network known as the Assembly unites the minds of the people of Earth. A spaceship arrives with four Travelers who claim to be human descendants, and Judge Stefan Acari befriends one of the Travelers. Soon he must decide if the visitors are really friends or disease carriers sent to infect and exterminate humanity. Through strong characterization, Freireich (Becoming Human, ROC: NAL 1995) depicts the struggle between xenophobia and isolationism. Recommended for sf collections.
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Book Description Roc, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451453972
Book Description Roc, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0451453972
Book Description Roc, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110451453972