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Has earth made their own first contact? A young Starbridge interrelator will uncover the truth and determine the fate of an entire planet.

After discovering mankind is not alone in the universe, colonizing expeditions are required to search for intelligent life before developing new planets. If the birds of Trinity are intelligent, Earth could obtain membership in the Cooperative League of Systems. If not, it could mean millions to the Jamestown Founders. But exactly how do you prove intelligence?

Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the Grus, whose sonic cries can shatter human ears. If she can earn their trust, she might even be able to save them from the privateers who are profiting from the sale of the Gru's hides. If she fails, it could mean the destruction of an entire species.



Praise for Silent Dances



A good, lively, fast-moving story…Silent Dances is just tremendous; I’m delighted to recommend it.” — Judith Tarr



Plenty of action and drama…Silent Dances entertains and does so while enlightening its readers about the cultural meaning of deafness.” — Gallaudet Today



Four stars…Silent Dances shows the growth of a woman who finds her place in the future worlds.” — OtherRealms



Books by A.C. Crispin

Starbridge Series:

StarBridge (A.C. Crispin)

Silent Dances (A.C. Crispin and Kathleen O’Malley)

Shadow World (A.C. Crispin and Jannean Elliott)

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