Across the Sea of Suns (Galactic Center, Book 2) by Gregory Benford

By Gregory Benford

From the Nebula Award-winning writer comes a newly revised variation of this tale in his vintage Galactic middle sequence.

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As well as to that of his younger brother, Saguio, and his baby sister, Cynsa. Though jealousy was unknown among the trainees, it was still a good thing that Ranji was not the best at every thing. His friend Birachii-uun was stronger, Cossinza-iiv much faster. But in Ranji was found the best combination of warrior attributes, a fact which was reflected in his individual scores. Certainly he was the smartest of his companions. Though only sixteen, he was often nominated to serve as leader during important exercises.

He eyed his companions. As usual, they were waiting for him to make the decisions. “We’re moving. Not flanking. Straight ahead and in close-order single file. If they’re all on Squad Two, then we’ll be able to slip in behind. If not, we offer as small a target as possible and try to sneak past to the next partition. ” The girl nodded. She had wonderful reflexes and would hopefully insure that as they advanced no enemy troops would slip up on their rear. ” Letting the sharp-sighted Tourmast lead the way, he rolled onto his belly and followed his colleague into the brash.

That presented possibilities as well as dangers. He relented enough to allow Tourmast to reconnoiter. His friend returned moments later. “I can see the fire off to the west. ” Ranji considered. ” He eyed his companions. As usual, they were waiting for him to make the decisions. “We’re moving. Not flanking. Straight ahead and in close-order single file. If they’re all on Squad Two, then we’ll be able to slip in behind. If not, we offer as small a target as possible and try to sneak past to the next partition.

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