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Those Gentle Voices

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"Because it's there" - that was why Earth men climbed Mt. Everest and why, in 2017, they set out for the distant star Wolf 359. In 1988 they had learned that intelligent inhabitants from a planet orbiting Wolf 359 had been signaling Earth. That fact was reason enough to dispatch a manned probe to explore and investigate. But perhaps there was another reason for the journey - a reason too incredible for Earth people ever to imagine, a reason they may never understand, even when they land on the planet they call Jennings' World.

Author George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical science fiction. Before his death in 2002 he gained the highest esteem among his peers for his pitch-perfect stylistic mimicry and his great insight into the human condition. Despite a life filled with chronic illness, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning multiple Nebula and Hugo Award nominations.

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Paperback Editions

March 1976 : USA Paperback

Title: Those Gentle Voices
Author(s): George Alec Effinger
ISBN: 0-446-86113-8 / 978-0-446-86113-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Those Gentle Voices: A Promethean Romance of the Spaceways
Author(s): George Alec Effinger
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA