John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Benita Alvarez, a downtrodden Hispanic woman, is chosen by alien envoys to be the Intermediary in their bid to get humankind to join an interstellar federation of peaceable races who practise Neighbourliness and strive to live ethical and moral lives. But other alien races have their own plans for the verdant, over-populated planet and they have chosen their own contact: a down-and-dirty government Senator. They don't want mankind to join the Federation, though: they just want hunting rights of Earth - hunting rights on man . . .
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Used availability for Sheri S Tepper's The Fresco
March 2001 : UK Hardback
November 2000 : USA Hardback
February 2002 : UK Paperback
January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
March 2001 : UK Paperback
September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Fresco (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Sheri S Tepper
Availability: Amazon UK
September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition