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People love easily. Look at most of your relatives or coworkers. How lovable are they? Really? Yet most have mates and children. The vast majority are still invited to family gatherings and their relatives will speak to them.

Many have pets to which they are devoted. Some even call them their fur-babies. Is your dog or cat or parakeet property or family? Not in law but in your heart? Can a pet really love you back? Or is it a different affection? Are you not kind to those who feed and shelter you? But what if your dog could talk back? Would your cat speak to you kindly?

How much more complicated might it be if we meet really intelligent species not human? How would we treat these "people" in feathers or fur? Perhaps a more difficult question is: How would they treat us? Are we that lovable?

When society and the law decide these sort of questions must be answered it is usually because someone disapproves of your choices. Today it may be a cat named in a will or a contest for custody of a dog. People are usually happy living the way they want until conflict is forced upon them.

What if the furry fellow in question has his own law? And is quite articulate in explaining his choices. Can a Human adopt such an alien? Can such an intelligent alien adopt a human? Should they?

Of course if the furry alien in question is smart enough to fly spaceships, and happens to be similar in size and disposition to a mature Grizzly bear, wisdom calls for a certain delicacy in telling him no....

©2014 Mackey Chandler (P)2018 Tantor

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  • GJH
  • 02-06-18

Outstanding

loved the book, love the series it's wonderful to have the audio book it is nice to be able to reread the series whenever I want even if I don't have the time to sit down and read a book.

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  • Jack Daniels
  • 12-08-18

Excellent story and very probable

Mackey Chandler is an author I will be looking for. All four (so far) books in the series were very entertaining for me. Chandler's style perfectly blends detail, action and technical things for me. His Heinlein like observations on people, and in particular Earth based bureaucracies is refreshing.

This book will keep the listener interested and entertained all the way through. It really made the miles go by fast. It is family friendly and I highly recommend it for everyone.

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  • Nelson A Hill
  • 19-04-18

AWESOME .

A surprise audio , not you average space soap opera . Great twist with the reality of are politics waving it’s flag .

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