By A. C. Crispin
The staff of the Desiree was once unprepared. The Simiu have been unexpected...
Earth's first touch with an alien race turns to catastrophe whilst a pleasant stumble upon erupts into inexplicable violence and the specter of interstellar battle.
But traditional individuals--Mahree Burroughs, a regular girl with a present for friendship, and Dhurrrkk', a male Simiu with boundless curiosity--have solid a bond of knowing that bridges their many adjustments.
Along with a reluctant Robert Gable, really good younger ship's surgeon, they make an spectacular trip around the stars, to hunt how to keep the way forward for either species!