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On an earth where psychic talents have superseded technology, one society attempts delicate interference to preserve another society. But the tampering invokes unforeseen consequences.
The human race has mutated into Simes, who need a life energy called selyn to survive, and Gens, who produce that selyn. Special Simes called channels can take selyn from Gens without killing them so that regular Simes no longer have to kill Gens to get selyn. The younger Simes no longer kill Gens, but how can the older Simes lose their addiction to killing? Young Zeth Farris explores this question throughout the book.
Lenardo, a master Reader with strong telepathic powers, meets Aradia, a Lady Adept who can use her powers both to heal and destroy. Together they defeat an evil Lord Adept. When the war's over, though, what then? Can they actually build an empire together? Each then decides to sacrifice their own powers to weaken the other's. Is this treachery--or something else entirely? And then a new menace appears on the horizon. There's a fine line between love and hate.
The human race has mutated into Simes, who need energy called selyn to survive, and Gens, who produce that selyn. At first, Simes can only take selyn from Gens by killing them. The story of a man and wife beginning to learn not to kill and teaching others their methods.
The Idic Epidemic I.D.I.C -- Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination. More than just a simple credo, for those of the planet Vulcan it is the cornerstone of their philosophy. Now, on the Vulcan Science Colony Nisus, that credo of tolerance is being being put to its sternest test. For here, on a planet where Vulcan, human, Klingon, and countless other races live and work side by side, a deadly plague whose origins has sprung up. Aplague whose origins are somehow rooted in the concept of I.D.I.C. itself. A plague that threatens to tear down that centuries-old maxim and replace it with an even older concept. Intersellar War
Here are quotes from reviews printed in the book: "House ofZeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg is the first novel to be published in the Sime ~ Gen Universe. ... a mutation has divided the human race into two distinct groups, Simes and Gens. The Gens' bodies produce a substance called selyn, which is the biological energy that sustains them. The Simes need selyn to live. #12;"However, when the average Sime uses his or her tentacles to extract selyn the Gen victim usually goes into shock and dies. Fortunately, some Simes have the ability to channel selyn. These Simes extract the selyn harmlessly from Gens and then transfer it to other Simes. "One such Sime channel is Klyd, Sectuib of the House of Zeor. In search of Klyd comes Hugh Valleroy, an agent in the Gen Federal Police Force. Valleroy's love, Aisha, has been captured by the vicious Runzi raiders. These raiders pen Gens like animals and kill them for their selyn. To save Aisha, Hugh pretends to join the House of Zeor. In order not to blow his cover, he must become a willing supplier of selyn to Klyd, a prospect that terrifies him. AMBROVKEON "...Lorrah adds her solo effort to the series with a bang-up story of one Sime's attempts to disjunct-to eschew the killing of Gens. "Risa Tigue, an intelligent young Sime businesswoman, meets Sergi ambrov Keon, one of the Companions who donates selyn voluntarily to Channels, the Simes who can take selyn without killing the Gen and then transfer it to disjunct Simes. Sergi recognizes Risa as a powerful potential Channel and persuades her to try to disjunct and then learn to use her abilities. He also wants to marry her, but Risa is wary of any restrictions on her freedom...." ZELEROD'S DOOM "... Mathematician Zelerod had predicted statistically that the day would come when the number of Gens would equal the number of Simes, and when each Sime had taken the selyn from a Gen (killing the Gen in the process), the Simes would die of attrition, thus ending the human race on Earth. "This day is fast approaching. Drought and famine, government mismanagement, and the depredations of Freeband Raiders have #12;so diminished the Gen population that the Householdings are the only stable sources of supply..."
Treva is an isolated human colony on the fringes of known space on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community, a full fledged menber of the Federation. But now the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM has received a distress signal for Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom. Data and Lt. Tasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. Once they reach Treva, they discover the truth, and any possible solution may be far more complex than a simple rebellion. Treva's president wants more then Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels, she wants their weapons technology. And before the battle is over, she means to get them. Over Data's and Yar's dead bodies, if necessary.
Kirk and McCoy accompany Spock to the Vulcan Academy Hospital seeking experimental treatment for a badly wounded Enterprise crew member. Spock's mother is also a patient in the hospital, and Kirk soon becomes involved in the complex drama of Spock's family... Suddenly, patients are dying, and Kirk suspects the unthinkable -- murder on Vulcan! But can he convince the Vulcans that something as illogical as murder is possible? Until the Killer is caught, everyone is in danger!
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