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I can't remember much about it but I am looking for a science fiction story about a woman who is camping or something similar on a planet that has been marked as having no sentient beings living on it. She encounters a dog like creature who can communicate using telepathy and can move things using telekinesis. She calls it Onyx as it is black in colour, and she tries to take it to someone as proof that there are sentient beings on the planet.

Sorry, there isn't a lot more I can remember about it :(

Thanks

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    Some additional information that might be helpful would be when you recall reading it, characteristics of the book or magazine you recall seeing it in (e.g., was it part of an anthology, or an issue of a magazine, or a standalone book? What colors do you recall being prominent on the cover?) See How to Ask and scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9335/… – Jeff Zeitlin Oct 18 '17 at 14:21
  • Unfortunately I can not remember when I read it, can't even tell you if it was in the last 10 years or 20 years... I know it was a book, but more than that I have no idea I'm sorry. I knew it was a long shot, with not much to go on was going to make it all but impossible. – Nyngo Oct 18 '17 at 14:41
  • Elements of this suggest "The Rowan" by anne mccaffrey, but I don't think that's it. It nags at my brain, which means I've read it or very similar. – JohnP Oct 18 '17 at 14:46
  • I checked it out just in case, but no it isn't it. Don't think I'm ever going to remember it or find anyone who knows what book it is...will keep trying though! – Nyngo Oct 22 '17 at 13:52

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