By Orson Scott Card
Following up at the good fortune of Ender's online game, this novel of struggle among people and extraterrestrial beings introduces one other baby warrior from the conflict college, a boy known as Bean, who grew to become the good friend, confidant, strategist, and correct hand of Ender ...
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C bu to re he C lic k he k lic C w. 0 bu y rm er Y F T ra n sf o ABB PD er Y company tender 150,000 credits to be held in escrow against all charges whatsoever and of whatever origin, public or private, as of this date pending, said amount to be placed in the Bank of Pell to clear all debts of Fletcher Robert Neihart, a national of Finity's End. 5 million value. The 150,000 represented a reasonable valuation of Francesca's intended stay on Pell, one year, plus her medical bills for a normal birth, excluding interest.
Customs manned such a kiosk in front of limp rope lines at every ship at dock—and, at Pell, ignored most everything on a crew activity level. The flash of a passport at the stand, a quick match of fingerprints on a plate, and he made his way up the ramp, past the stationside airlock and into the yellow ribbed gullet of the short access tube. The airlock inside took a fast assessment of the pressure gradient between ship and station and, as it cycled, flashed numbers and the current sparse gossip at him …I'm moving to the DarkStar—Cynthia D.
Union wouldn't have its way. That was the down-the-line outcome. Union thought the Council of Captains couldn't reach a disinterested decision, or a unified action, or get any two merchant ships to agree. If Mallory of Norway was right and the black market was in fact Mazian's pipeline to supply and funds, the notion that ships were slipping over into Mazian's camp was very disturbing and very plausible. The War had been between the Earth Company and Union in its earliest days— and the Alliance hadn't yet existed.
Shadow Of The Hegemon (Ender's Shadow, Book 2) by Orson Scott Card