''Limbo System'' is a science fiction novel by RickCook. A starship's FTL expedition to survey the stars stumbles upon the civilization of the alien Colonists -- humanity's first contact.
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!!Tropes featured in this work.
* BuyThemOff
* TheCaptain: Jenkins grows into the role
* ColonelKilgore: Major [=DeLorenzo=]
* DirtyBusiness: getting Toyodo to volunteer
* DrivenToSuicide: To escape capture
* DueToTheDead
* EnsembleCast: There is no one main character.
* FearlessFool: Billy Toyodo -- for an unusual reason
* {{Forgiveness}}: a significiant topic of philosophical discussion.
* GoodShepherd: Father Simon
* IChooseToStay: Two characters stay with the aliens in the end
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Dr. Takiuji's
* TheMissionary: Father Simon. Accidentally
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: computer assisted.
* NumberTwo: Iron Alice [=DeRosa=]
* TheQuisling: Aubrey
* ReassignedToAntarctica: It's estimated that about a third of the people were sent into exile.
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