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Child Secrets

by Marlene Satter

Coming in after the beginning of a soap opera is confusing; one doesn’t quite know who’s who—something even the characters can have trouble figuring out. "Child Secrets" is a soap opera in print the third installment in novel form... Read More

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Trina Wants to be a Duck

by Marlene Satter

Being a duck seems a highly unlikely ambition for a talented alien and member of Chrontos a group of entities that roam the universe and step in to assist other beings in solving problems. But that’s what Trina wants and no amount of... Read More

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I Am My Own Dragon

by Marlene Satter

Lucy March has made mistakes; she tells readers so on the first page of this fictional memoir. But it’s all too easy to see how she came to make them. In conversational style (the reader is addressed as “you” in asides that wax... Read More

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Green Chic

by Marlene Satter

Everyone talks about the environment these days, but all the doom-and-gloomsayers seem to demoralize people who would like to do something but feel that the problem is too big to solve. Enter Matheson and her new book, written in a very... Read More

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Blue War

by Marlene Satter

Biotechnology has run amok, and cloned human remains have been found in an otherwise empty city. An uneasy political situation threatens to erupt into violence, perhaps even another war, over a precious source of fuel. Over all this... Read More

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Mechademia 1

by Marlene Satter

Anime and manga began as a world apart. Removed from Western culture and the “real world,” saturated with Japanese exotisme, they were, nonetheless, often part of American science fiction conventions, where fans garbed as their... Read More

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Xirca

by Marlene Satter

The planet Xirca is a curious place—one side always turned toward the sun and the other always dark. Some of its people live on the dark side in caverns heated by volcanic activity and use the flaps of skin that stretch between their... Read More

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