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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date January 6, 2009
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765317759
ISBN-10 0765317753
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
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In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy, the sentients of the galaxy find the need for a Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly. BuSab is allowed to sabotage and harass the governmental, administrative, and economic powers in the ConSentiency. Private citizens must not be harassed, and vital functions of society are also exempt.

Jorj X. McKie is a born troublemaker who has become one of BuSab's best agents. Drafted for the impossible task of establishing meaningful communication with an utterly alien entity who defies understanding, McKie finds himself racing against time to prevent a mad billionairess from wiping out all life in the ConSentiency.



Editions
Hardcover
from Gregg Pr (January 1, 1981)
9780839826484 | details & prices | List price $14.50
About: In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441884070 Book cover for 9780765317759
 
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Reprint edition from Tor Books (January 6, 2009)
9780765317759 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.99
About: In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species.
Reissue edition from Ace Books (March 1, 1984)
9780441884070 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.50
About: In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species.
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Tor Books (April 1, 2010)
9781429918480 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400105663 Book cover for 9781400155668
 
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (May 1, 2008)
9781400155668 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
About: In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species-Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban (among others)-and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern between the species.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (May 1, 2008)
9781400105663 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $29.99
About: In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species-Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban (among others)-and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern between the species.

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