WHAT PRICE WOULD A SPECIES PAY TO EXTEND THEIR LIFESPAN? The golden-eyed Elspind live brief but fulfilling lives. Gaining membership into the Cooperative League of Systems could bring many benefits…including a drug that would greatly extend their lives, but some are opposed to such infringement—violently opposed. Can a soon-to-be StarBridge interrelator on the verge of dropping out unite the people of Elseemar? Come along with Mark, Cara, and Eerin on an adventure filled with danger where a single misstep could mean disaster. PRAISE FOR THE STARBRIDGE SERIES “This series offers well-told tales with a welcome note of realism about interspecies relationships…Recommended.” — Booklist “These novels challenge our understanding among intelligent races…Readers will care about these characters.” — Library Journal “Crispin’s aliens are a diverse and fascinating lot…She’ll be the leading candidate for the title of the ‘the Norton of the 1990s!’” — Dragon Magazine “Rousing adventure…a very exciting and reader-enticing series!” — Andre Norton BOOKS IN THE STARBRIDGE SERIES Book 1: StarBridge - Earth discovers they are not the only sentient beings in the universe and their first contact turns deadly in an unfortunate turn of events. Book 2: Silent Dances - Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the alien Grus whose sonic cries can kill. Has earth made its own discovery of a new sentient species? Book 3: Shadow World - A young man learns how to cope with death from a golden-eyed race of beings with tragically short lives. Book 4: Serpent’s Gift - A young girl creates a mind-link with the StarBridge computer, and a series of deadly accidents threatens all life on the asteroid. Book 5: Silent Songs - Amphibious beings from a distant world land on the planet Trinity, threatening the native creatures and the StarBridge ambassadors. Book 6: Ancestor’s World - When a member of an archeological team on the planet Na-Dina is brutally murdered, Mahree Burroughs arrives to find the killer, no matter the cost. Book 7: Voices of Chaos - The feline beings known as Arrekhi have requested admission into the Cooperative League of Systems, but they are harboring a secret that could have deadly consequences.