Post by Gary R. Schmidt Post by James Nicoll
Velocity Weapon (Protectorate, book 1) by Megan E. O'Keefe
Hmmm. Sounds like an Anne McCaffrey book.
For anyone who might read this, it's not at all like "The Rowan".
Just... No... This is weird even for Lynn, but there's been an upswing
their weirdness lately.
"In the 22nd century, Alexandra Halston’s invention of Prime gave
humanity the Casimir Gates and access to the stars. By the 36th century,
Prime spans many systems. Prime’s Keepers carefully maintain the network
and all that is necessary to create more gates, in return for which they
impose tariffs on the goods shipped from system to system. Everyone who
matters agrees that this is a just arrangement — save for the planet of
The description here sounds exactly like the marketing blurb for _Rowan_:
"The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most
valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone,
these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo and people between
Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto."