By Bob Shaw
Sarcastically, for Gilbert Snook - who thought of himself the human identical of a neutrino, a particle in a position to commute throughout the Earth with out annoying the other particle - it began with the panic that the sighting of the anti-neutrino planet because it approached Earth. Earth used to be unaffected yet Snook ended up in a small African Republic educating English to diamond miners. Then the miners began seeing ghosts and Snook chanced on himself on the centre of a weird and wonderful and far-reaching medical discovery - and in the midst of a few very soiled political infighting.
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Both of them. That was her price for keeping him human. He would do it if he ever got the chance. Kill everyone aboard; murder them— Even Mikka. Especially Mikka. The more she knew about her danger, the more stubborn her loyalty to Trumpet’s people became. She stood by them despite the fact that her interference was going to kill him. She didn’t understand. How could she? She was stronger than he was. They were all stronger. —she’d daunted him with her strength; smothered him with her devotion.
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A Wreath of Stars by Bob Shaw