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The Conclave is a confederation of 400 alien races - many of whom would like to see the Colonial Union - and the humans inside of it - blasted to extinction. To avoid a conflict that neither side can afford, Conclave leader General Tarsem Gau appoints Hafte Sorvalh to resolve an emerging diplomatic crisis with the humans, before the only acceptable solution is war.
"The Back Channel" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Hassan on 02-19-13

The Conclave Side in this Episode

In this episode you listen to the Conclave and what decision they are going to take... I'm not liking the length of each episode , i believe it would have been better if they are a bit longer.
But here you get to know some technologies and the human division getting bigger and bigger.

Lets see what the next episodes will bring.

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By Karlyn Keller on 09-09-17

Listen to them all!

I enjoyed the series more as I went through each episode. At first I struggled because it seemed like random stories set in this universe. But as it continued and I realized it was interwoven story lines I enjoyed them more. The main characters were enjoyable. It's pretty traditional sci fi fare but still worth the read.

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By Karl Gjertsen on 04-08-13

Great short story

This is a great short story, in a collection of intertwined short stories.

I will look for more title by this author.

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By Richard on 03-15-13

Excellent!

The best chapter so far! When I started hearing "The Human Division" I was not convinced. Now I can't stop... ;-))

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