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An Alien tricks 416 Terrans into thinking they are going to another planet for First Contact. Arriving, they encounter bewildering problems including impending slavery due to having no money. Then a war breaks out and their only weapons are Biological. They meet the Niseyen, kidnapped off Earth thousands of years ago and get embroiled in Interplanetary politics. More
An Alien spaceship lands on Earth. Its Commander says it has been asked to transport Terrans to the planet Torroxell to discuss trade, contact etc. A mixed group of 416, including children, of mixed races and agendas, arrive on Torroxell to find no one knows who invited them and they are soon accumulating debt which will lead to slavery. Their leader will not face reality. Their species classification is changed to Amphibian which has profound implications. Then, shockingly, a war breaks out. Small problem; they have no weapons except the forbidden; Biological. They meet the Niseyen, Humans, well not exactly., and the Niseyen are in big trouble.
A complicated system of politics governs this Universe. There is Interplanetary law but the system favours the alliance, the strong, the unscrupulous and those with the smartest lawyers. And the strong have a terrible intent. Into this Universe of countless billions come the naïve Terrans, totally confusing the Niseyen, ignoring protocols and threatening the plans of immensely powerful aggressors. Oops
This is a stand alone novel and the first in a series.