• Title: The Test
  • Author: Edwin Peng
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Test After decades of interstellar travel the Ba ren Exploratory Mission finally arrives at Earth s solar system Unlike most of his fellow Ba ren juvenile Sepporinen is not eager to learn about humans He
    After decades of interstellar travel, the Ba ren Exploratory Mission finally arrives at Earth s solar system Unlike most of his fellow Ba ren, juvenile Sepporinen is not eager to learn about humans He prefers to work on his apprenticeship in the asteroid mining guild.When tasked to learn about human mining operations on Earth, Sepporinen is given a seemingly goAfter decades of interstellar travel, the Ba ren Exploratory Mission finally arrives at Earth s solar system Unlike most of his fellow Ba ren, juvenile Sepporinen is not eager to learn about humans He prefers to work on his apprenticeship in the asteroid mining guild.When tasked to learn about human mining operations on Earth, Sepporinen is given a seemingly golden opportunity to clinch guild membership But he soon finds himself entangled in a mysterious conspiracy one threatening dire consequences for both Ba ren and humans.

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    1. Asteroid mining apprentice Sepporinen, a member of the Ba'ren race of advanced, space-faring aliens, wants nothing more than to ace his tests and join the mining guild. His people's Exploratory Mission has recently arrived at Earth, but he's more interested in kicking off his career than learning about humans. But when he finds himself tasked with learning about Earth's mining operations, he realizes that not everything is as it seems and there's a dangerous conspiracy afoot."The Test" is the se [...]

    2. The second pre-novel short story, this one is told from the aliens' POV. I'll admit I glossed over all the sciency jargon, but the plot is well set-up for massive political intrigue later in the series.

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