Mindbridge - Joe HaldemanLondon: MacDonald & Jane's, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “When sensors detect the presence of alien intelligence in the region of the star Achernar, a team of Tamers — the agents of interstellar colonization — is sent to investigate. None of the team is ever seen again. As a result, the elite of the Tamer Agency, among them Jacque LeFavre, are ordered out, primed with every defensive and offensive weapon the technology of Earth can devise.
What Jacque finds — a creature that acts as a ‘bridge’, telepathically linking two people’s minds-seems harmless enough at first. As the ramifications of this power become increasingly and terrifyingly apparent, Jacque and his team are assigned to establish contact with an extremely advanced race, the L’vrai, a contact which develops into the most hideous confrontation that mankind will ever have to endure.
In this dazzling and daring vision of the far future, Joe Haldeman — winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards of 1976 for his first novel, The Forever War — has confirmed his steadily growing reputation as one of the most imaginative of contemporary science-fiction writers.”