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January 19th, 2010, 01:28 PM
I can't remember the title or author of a book I read as a child. It goes something like this

She is an investigator for a multi- planet/star system government organization. On a planet settled relatively recently someone has died/murdered with an important piece of information missing. The culture that has developed there is a bit difficult for them to penetrate so she is sent. It is a water planet and she is bioengineered to have gills and be able to handle the life there. She finds intrigue, maybe an undiscovered sentient species . . . .

Thanks for the help.

February 24th, 2014, 01:48 PM
Your description sounds a bit like one of the subplots in Alistair Reynolds "Revelation Space" books/stories. In one of the story lines there is a water planet with sparse land populated by humans. Living in the water is a possibly sentient (but annoyingly unresponsive) plant-like life form that I believe were called Pattern Jugglers. Some humans could mentally bond with them and were forever changed. I've often wondered if Reynolds was influenced by Lem's "Solaris".


February 25th, 2014, 05:30 PM
This in no way sounds or resembles the plot or setting of Revelation Space, only vaguely resembles some isolated setting elements. In any case, where you a child in the year 2000-2001?

Maybe if you told us what years you think your read this? When were you a child?

Could you categorize the cover as 50-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s?