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Naudsonce by H. Beam Piper is a captivating science fiction novel that explores the concept of communication and understanding between two vastly different species. The story follows a group of human traders who come across a peaceful alien race known as the Naudi, who use a unique form of communication based on shared memories.

Piper's intricate world-building and attention to detail make the Naudi society feel vibrant and realistic, drawing readers into their fascinating culture. The interactions between the humans and Naudi are filled with tension, humor, and moments of genuine connection as they struggle to understand each other's perspectives.

The novel poses thought-provoking questions about language, empathy, and the power of shared experiences to bridge seemingly insurmountable divides. With its engaging plot, well-developed characters, and rich thematic depth, Naudsonce is a must-read for fans of intelligent science fiction that pushes the boundaries of storytelling.

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Naudsonce? What does THAT mean? Well, to find out you will need to listen to this story where Piper's unique mind explores what we mean by 'communication' and how it happens. The joint Space Navy-Colonial Office expedition was looking for new planets suitable for colonization; they had been out, now, for four years, which was close to maximum for an exploring expedition. They had entered eleven systems, and made landings on eight planets. Three had been reasonably close to Terra-type but were all disqualified by terrible animals or warlike inhabitants. Now, finally here was an ideal world; their last chance before returning in disgrace. Now the only thing was to get an agreement from the local king or whatever to the colonization. Easy, right? Well first, you've got to talk to them ...... and there the trouble starts. Listen to this captivating story by H. Beam Piper published in Analog Science Fact—Science Fiction, January 1962.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - September 23, 2016
Subject: Naudsonce
Phil is an excellent the story is enjoyable...with a unique idea

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