an intelligent being
The merpeople and the sentients who lived on the beach often hitched rides on these creatures, steering them by pressure on exposed nerve centers.
Anyway, I was hauling a load of Venusian lettuce mold hoping to swing a big deal for some dutrinium. Wheeling and dealing, that’s my game. Those sentients on Dimian really get off on lettuce mold.
The answer should be clear to any idiot: the Helper does not have the power to teleoperate large numbers of sentients.
We prefer the term ‘sentients.’
At this juncture, it had been only a couple of T-months since little Stephanie Harrington had first been adopted by a treecat and any human contact with the native sentients of Sphinx sent ripples of shock, excitement, and uncertainty through the planet’s newest sentients.
Besides the colonists, there’s a considerable presence of scientists studying the riglia, those avian sentients they found.
It is an offense to read a sentient’s thoughts without their permission, therefore telepaths must advertise their profession at all times.
AIs were Synizens of the galaxy. But they were born into debt and owing decans [sic] of service to pay for their own construction—an obligation we don’t ask any other sentient to assume.
Philip José Farmer, 'Maker of Universes'
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