By Larry Niven
The area named Mount Lookitthat was once by no means intended for humans--it was once shrouded in deadly mists. lifestyles existed in simple terms on one plateau, unreachable other than from area. however the disastrous determination to colonize the planet couldn't be reversed. So the settlers survived somehow--under a ruthless dictatorship.
Mount Lookitthat was once rebellion-proof.
Then destiny dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a expertise that neither he nor anyone else knew about.
At final the colonists had a glimmer of hope!
First released 1968.
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And that High Lord Taalon has agreed that you may continue to provide hospitality. ” “Let’s face it,” Luke said. “Sith and Jedi don’t exactly mesh well. Put us together and we’re about as volatile as Tibanna gas. ” Khai considered this for a moment, then nodded slowly. “Very well, your point is taken, and it is a shrewd one. You have promised she will come to no harm. I am sure that if Luke Skywalker gives his word, then every hair on Vestara’s head will be safe,” said Khai. His voice was melodic and rich and beautiful, just like the voice of every member of this lost Tribe they’d encountered so far.
And he was surprised that it was even a struggle for the Grand Master. Luke was a Jedi. These were Sith. There couldn’t possibly be an alliance. Everyone would constantly be watching their own backs. But then again … He glanced at Vestara. She came from an entire culture of Sith. They couldn’t be backstabbing one another constantly—they’d have become extinct long ago. Somehow this flavor of Sith had learned how to cooperate. Vestara had proved it was possible. She had worked with Ben and his father before, on Dathomir, and that cooperation had saved Luke Skywalker’s life.
Luke thought, not for the first time, that while Lando did an effective job of hiding his innate decentness behind his swashbuckling façade, he wasn’t always the bluffer he liked to think of himself as. Lando Calrissian cared deeply for those he called friends. “Our path so far has led us here. And we’ve come to find out if there’s something … or more precisely, someone … in there who needs taking care of,” Luke continued. Lando nodded. “Yeah … I was wondering if something was going on there.