WE ARE NOT ALONE, AND WE’RE ABOUT TO MEET OUR NEIGHBORS After more than a hundred years of space travel, a stray radio signal indicates the possibility that alien life might exist. The crew of the Désirée has no training in interstellar diplomacy and a minor dispute turns to disaster that could escalate into a full scale war. Can the bond formed between two very different friends be strong enough to bridge their differences and save their people? Come along in this first book in the StarBridge Series in an exciting journey across the stars in a desperate gamble to save both their worlds. PRAISE FOR THE STARBRIDGE SERIES “This is the type of rousing adventure story which Heinlein made so popular a generation ago…Excellent!” — Andre Norton “An interesting supporting cast of aliens and a strong theme of understanding and acceptance among races” — Booklist “A great success…An adventure novel with some thought in it!” — Vonda N. McIntyre “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 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.