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Bell, Hilari.
New York : HarperCollins, 2001
ISBN 0060295139
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Long ago in a galaxy far, far awayÖ Eighteen-year-old Viv Ahvren is a warrior of a proud race of humanoids, the Vivitare. The Vivitare have recently conquered the TíChin confederation of planets where 40 species of intelligent beings live. Meanwhile, Ahvrenís sister, Sabri, has been promised to marry a man she detests, Davrik, the emperorís son. Ahvren plots a way to ask for Sabriís freedom by volunteering to uncover a the source of a rumor to kill the emperor. He consults an bibliogoth to help him. An bibliogoth is a scholar, and this particular bibliogoth is part of the Tíchin species, who look like extremely large insects to us humanoids.

Part mystery, part fantasy, but mostly science fiction, A Matter of Profit is sure to please those who love stories about imaginary worlds.  (Melissa Bowman,, Armstrong Middle School,  Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)

SUBJECTS:     Soldiers -- Fiction.
                        Space warfare -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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