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Critical Threshold (Daedalus Mission #2)

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They call them the "rat-catchers." They're the crew of the spaceship Daedalus, which an economically destitute Earth has dispatched on a mission to re-establish contact with its far-flung, long-lost colonies in space. Alex Alexander, the ship's biologist, together with his staff, must help solve the mysteries of human and alien ecosystems that he encounters light-years fro ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Wildside Press (first published February 15th 1977)
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Marianne Søiland
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De blir kallet "rottefangerne". De er mannskapet på stjerneskipet Daedalus som er sendt ut fra den økonomisk depressive Jorden for å re-etablere kontakt med verdener Jorden har kolonisert og mistet kontakten med for lenge siden.

Dendra er en klimatisk stabil planet som er dekket av en stor, uendret skog. Bosetterne som ble sendt ut for 7 generasjoner siden for å temme denne planeten har feilet, og synes nå å være passert grensen for redning. Mannskapet på Daedalus må likevel finne ut hvorfor bose
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Susan
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun, intense, educational
I am really enjoying this series because there is biology left and right; you can’t read these books without picking up some understanding of ecology and the possibilities and dangers inherent in colonizing the galaxy. Alex is intensely uncomfortable around Marial because she can read body language and facial expressions so well as to be nearly psychic. Karen provides a bridge and a buffer for the poor man. She also hints that perhaps there is some sexual tension between the two. I am happy to s ...more
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The Daedalus Mission 2
The planet called Dendra seemed too good to be true. One vast forest world, marvelous climate, few dangerous beasts, a balanced hospitable ecology all should have spelled out a good place for a human colony.

But the original survey team had registered doubts, listed it as borderline without further explanation. Nevertheless the politicians had okayed it and a colony had been landed there... and a hundred and fifty Earthly years had passed without anyone hearing f
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Ed
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple Trek'ish plot rich with informed scientific explorations of biology, ecology, psychology, and sociology. This is the second book of Stableford's I've read, now I consider myself a fan. I am eager to read the rest of the Daedalus Mission series.
John
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
1981 grade A-

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