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Humanity thought they were the only technology users in the galaxy, until they encountered the Tampies, the self appointed guardians of all life. Tampies also controlled living spaceships which were better and faster than anything Humanity had; In controlling these "Warhorses" they also controlled human economic and colonization interests. Because of this control, animosity and prejudice grew between the Tampies and Humans, almost to the point of hostilities. The Human and Tampie governments embark on a joint scientific expedition in an effort to better understand each other and to avoid a costly and devistating war, and for one human, perhaps to uncover the secret of controllng the Warhorses.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of transportation    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   alien spaceship    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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