"A felicitous combination of authors." –Kirkus Reviews Yanaba Maddock’s short-lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee and its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting and wounding–or even killing–the world she had come to love. For Intergal persisted in denying that Petaybee was sentient, and nothing would stop it from stripping the ore-rich planet–sentient or not. Only solid evidence would convince the company to leave the planet alone, and for all its sentience, Petaybee’s communications were highly subjective; indeed, some outsiders seemed entirely immune to its voice. So Yana and her friends would have to find some other way to prove that the planet was worth more to the company alive than dead… "POWER LINES is a strong, highly entertaining sequel…Nicely paced, with a tricky twist or two to keep it from getting too predictable, and some delightful characters." –Locus FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK
About Power Lines
The spellbinding sequel to "Powers That Be," by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.
The natives of Petaybee claimed their planet was sentient, but the officials of Intergal did not believe them . . . or want to believe them. The planet was rich in valuable ore, and Intergal was determined to mine that ore no matter what the cost. Yanaba Maddock, once a company spy, was adopted by the planet and its people as one of their own. Now her loyalties are to Petaybee, not Intergal, and she is dedicated to keeping Intergal from killing the world she has come to love. But without proof of the planet’s sentience, Intergal will proceed with its mining operations. Can Yana find a way to convince Intergal of Petaybee’s sentience before it is too late?