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Vaster Than Empires and More Slow (1971) [Short Story]
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A volunteer group of humans and aliens embark on an exploratory mission to a distant planet where they will run environmental tests as preparation for colonization. One of the ship's crew of 10 is a human empath whose role as ship's Sensor is to detect any presence of intelligent life, but upon their arrival they find vast forests and open fields of grasses, without animals of any kind ... not even an insect. Unable to stand the irritatating emotional excreta of his fellow crewmates, the empath sets up an outpost to do a species count on the local flora, but when he fails to report in on the radio, the others suspect the native vegetation may not be as harmless as it seems.

Original title: Vaster Than Empires and More Slow
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionPlanets & SocietiesEcological Systems
FictionScience FictionAdventurePlanetary Exploration and Colonization

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Wind's Twelve Quarters, the (1975) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Popular Fiction: An Anthology (1997) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , Rudyard Kipling , Stephen King , Agatha Christie , H. P. Lovecraft , Louisa May Alcott , Isaac Asimov , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Edgar Rice Burroughs , Arthur Conan Doyle , Robert A. Heinlein , Dorothy L. Sayers , Mary Shelley , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Harlan Ellison , Clive Barker , Jack London , Tanith Lee , Octavia E. Butler , Samuel R. Delany , Dashiell Hammett , Raymond Chandler , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Ian Fleming , Rosamunde Pilcher , Louis L'Amour , Marcia Muller , Mary Roberts Rinehart , Max Brand , Walter Mosley , Tony Hillerman , Janet Dailey , Rafael Sabatini , Baroness Orczy , H. Rider Haggard , Jayne Ann Krentz , Horace Walpole , Elizabeth Gaskell , Kathleen E. Woodiwiss , Zane Grey , Ray B. Browne , John G. Cawelti , Arthur Asa Berger , Linda Barlow Krentz , Gail Landsman , Ernest Mandel , Jane Tompkins

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