Personal Recognizance [Sime~Gen, Book 9]
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by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Category: Science Fiction/Romance
Description: Vret McClintock, a young channel in training at the world-famous Rialite First Year Camp, overhears the sultry female voice of Ilin Sumz, is stricken with love, and decides to pursue her. He discovers that Ilin is running the illicit historical fantasies board on the campus mainframe computer. Vret must then risk his future career to extricate his love from her web of dirty secrets, before they can ruin the lives of other students and teachers--or themselves!
eBook Publisher: Wildside Press, 2011 USA
eBookwise Release Date: April 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [206 KB]
Reading time: 122-171 min.
Striding along the cactus-studded pathway across campus, Vret McClintock overheard the woman say to her Companion, "Well, I certainly don't intend to stay a QN-3 for the rest of my life. I...."
And the voice went out of range of his hearing.
He had just said those exact words to his vriamic functionals trainer. But this woman's tone of voice was low, unstressed, without defiance or pride. From her it was a simple matter of declaring her plans for her future. She was not going to stay a Third Order channel.
And the voice draped Vret's whole body in soothing velvet.
No, it's her nager that did that--her nager while she stated her intentions. And that was it, he realized, standing dumbfounded in the pounding heat of the desert sun zlinning the retreating pair. Oddly, his memory of the impact of that nager was purely tactile. He hadn't known a nager could register as tactile.
She has intentions and no reason to expect opposition. I have ambitions. I expect to be thwarted
He stood there for another three minutes scheming ways to meet that woman.
But it was a week later before he even learned her name was Ilin Sumz, and a month until he met her in person.