This new world is spinning out of control...
"... A richly detailed construction... " C J Cherryh
Carl Race and his mentor, Donovan Petry, have arrived on Cheiron. The two Federation ecologists have been called in to figure out what mysterious occurrence is causing Cheiron's local fauna to fail.
Ostensibly working as impartial observers, the ecologists were called in to protect the interests of Consolidated Enterprises as their competitors, Trans-Galactic, hover and wait. The slightest misstep, and T-G will swoop in and take over the trade. If things go bad enough, all humans (known as Terrans) will be banned from the planet altogether.
The planet's native and highly intelligent lifeforms, the centaur-like Cheironi, seem to be working in peace with the space-travelling Terrans, but tensions are rising as crops fail and insects begin to behave strangely. The local Terran school teacher, Marcy DeLaurent, is brought in as translator as Carl and Donovan work to solve the mystery of the failing crops.
However, someone is determined to stop Carl and company from unearthing the strange source of Cheiron's problems...
Things are about to take a violent turn, and the hunters are quickly becoming the hunted.
Carl is now faced with a life and death struggle - to find out the mystery behind the Cheiron problem while trying to save his own life.
But is this world collapsing too fast for anyone to save?
Crisis on Cheiron is the original debut novel from renowned science fiction author Juanita Coulson. Corporate espionage and sabatoge, thrilling action, and interplanetary science create a non-stop adventure that you won't be able to put down.
Praise for Juanita Coulson:
"Coulson works on an enormous canvas - sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable." Marion Zimmer Bradley
Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.
Genre: Science Fiction
Used availability for Juanita Coulson's Crisis on Cheiron
December 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition