DECISION AT DOONA Author:Anne McCaffrey After the first human contact with the Siwannese, that entire race committed mass suicide. — So, the Terran government made a law--no further contact would be allowed with sentient creatures anywhere in the galaxy. — Therefore, Doona could be colonized only if an official survey established that the planet was both habitable and uninhabited. — But ... more »Spacedep had made a mistake--Doona was inhabited.
Now the colonists' choice was limited, leave Doona and return to the teeming hell of an overpopulated Terra. Or kill the catlike Hrrubans.« less