- Author: David Liss
- Binding: HB
Four ambassadors from earth — three highly gifted people and one Random — go forth to demonstrate their strengths to an alien Confederation. The Confederation ends up with two additional groups of aliens arriving at the same time as the humans, and the Randoms of all three become friends. Ender's Game-type simulated battle, political intrigue, a Star Wars-type escape attempt … and a courtroom drama (and who doesn't love those?!). This is a book-lover's paradise. Really, really fun.