The planet HuteNamid contains more than either of them bargained for. Its colonist community are re-creating Native American ways of life, emphasizing spiritual connection with natural environment. Nayati Wakama and Anevai Tyeewapi are among the people Wesley knows and Steven meets on the planet. They have their own ideas about the datanet problem and its solution, and both react strongly to Steven Ridenour, as does Wesley Smith.
The central government of the galactic civilization is anxious for Ridenour to solve the datanet problem and has sent further agents to put pressure on him. This, and his discoveries on HuteNamid, bring Steven Ridenour to unbearable and nearly deadly recollections of his past.
The galaxy created in the three-book set has a well-detailed social organization which contributes to the tensions of the plot, although reading only the third book may leave the reader struggling to catch up.(On the other hand, the first book of the set begins by dumping the reader into the middle of a situation without glossary or guide; exposition of a complex situation is given only sparingly and late.)
If you have a limited tolerance for angst, there is very heavy angst at every turn, and a continuous and perhaps excessive turning of the screw to higher and higher tension created from unexpected revisions of the past from the viewpoint of an abused child's revealed memories.
#1 Groundties (go to Amazon)
#2 Uplink (go to Amazon)
#3 Harmonies of the Net
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