By Paul J. McAuley
Dorothy Yoshida is a telepath, and a very particularly stable one at that. She's additionally a scientist, and whilst a small planet starts off to show up a few strange symptoms she is distributed to enquire. The planet is greater than it sort of feels, and on extra research the scientists start to suspect it's been artificially altered. yet regardless of their suspicions the one existence they could observe is at the floor, none of which has complex a ways above the extent of animals. And regardless of the hopes of mankind to discover anything with a purpose to aid them in a burgeoning warfare opposed to different species, there appears to be like not anything there to help them. With Dorothy's arrival, notwithstanding, they're in for a few amazing discoveries.
Originally released in 1988 via Gollancz.