The Crystal Memory Author:Stephen Leigh In the early twenty-second century, the Great Bust destroyed Earth's valiant attempts to colonize the solar system. Abandoned by a homeworld on the verge of ruin, the scientific team of Salii, a space station orbiting Mars, somehow managed to survive. So when Earth was pulled back from the brink of destruction by the creation of the UCN, the fir... more »est effective worldwide government, Salii, unlike the asteroid-based space station, Highland, refused to renew its allegiance to Earth. And while the UCN and the so-called Saliian "pirates" competed for the rapidly diminishing resources of the solar system, a new player suddenly joined the game: the alien T'Raijek, a three-sexed raced far more technologically advanced than humankind. No one was sure why they were there or what they truly wanted from the human race or what they might be willing to give in return.
Follow Jemi Charidilis, owner and captain of the Highland tramp freighter as she reluctantly joins forces with a T'Raijeck called Ardent.« less