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Stepwater: An Arbiter Tale (Arbiter #1)

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In a time when genengineered humans inhabit alien worlds, the bors, humans with bear genes, and the mantee, a human/otter mix, reach the brink of war when a man and a woman break the strongest taboo of their clans--and only the Arbiter has the answer.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Roc (first published 1995)
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Humans are scattered across the universe in a variety of different forms. Barc Doresh, a bear-related man, and Girelf, a manatee-related woman are the heirs to their respective realms on the planet Stepwater. Their relationship, their genes, and political maneuvering lead Barc into substantial trouble, and create tension between the races. Ordinarily, humanity's distant Arbiter, would send his special forces to resolve the issue. But with the Arbiter's secret ke
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