By Harry Turtledove
A rare novel of another the US by means of the writer of The weapons of the South. Can it's known as slavery if the slaves are ape-men, little greater than animals? Slavery had come to this New international in a fashion different from our own--but whilst the Sims learn how to communicate, concerns develop into extra complex.
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Regis was still too shaken and surprised to speak. " "No-it's just-" He found himself almost unable to speak because of his agitation. He had not seen Lew. He had not heard his voice. He had simply touched him, in the dark, and it was clearer than seeing and hearing. For some reason it filled him with an almost intolerable anxiety he did not understand. Lew evidently sensed the distress he was feeling. " "Am I ever," Danilo said, laughing. This time, though, I managed to block him, so he didn't throw me.
My informant purchased one without difficulty. " Chapter SIX. (Lew Alton's narrative) It took all my self-control to keep the impassive face suitable for an honor guard, whose perfect model is a child's carved toy soldier, neither hearing nor seeing. Would even the Terrans dare to breach the Compact? I knew now why my father had wanted to be certain no hint of gossip got out. Since the Ages of Chaos, the Darkovan Compact has banned any weapon operating beyond the hand's reach of the man wielding it.
He's growing too old to farm Syrtis alone. He didn't want me to go into the Guards, but when Lord Alton made such a kind offer, he couldn't refuse. I hate to hear them gossip about him," he said vehemently. "He's not like that! " "I'm sure he doesn't listen," Regis said. "I lived in his house too, you know. And one of his favorite sayings used to be, if you listen to dogs barking, you'll go deaf without learning much. " "No, we have always been under Hastur wardship. " And something Regis had always known, an old story which had been part of his childhood but which he had never associated with living people, fell into place in his mind.
A Different Flesh by Harry Turtledove