If you want humans, well, there are a few sprinkled in here and there, but, true to reality, most of the cosmos is filled with species of different ilk and kind.
The stories offered here are written by, for, and about aliens. I am so totally sick of aliens portrayed as one-sided assholes with the humans written as the victim and the hero. Our universe has better examples of intelligence out there everywhere. Did you ever think that, maybe, humans have been isolated…for their own good, for their peace of mind? I mean, humans are, in many ways, a totally disreputable animal–predatory, barbaric, close-minded, provincial, and as xenophobic as they come, though, admittedly, they do have many good points, too…if they could just get over themselves.
As an author, I like to stretch the possibilities. I like to ask: what’s beyond the limits of our perceptions of reality. So I write about stretching possibilities. My shorts are, basically, small incursions into my warped mind—snapshots of images inside it. My books? What I do is tap into universes populated with myriad species, each one different, each one unique. But each has one commonality with us and with each other—emotion. Everyone experiences emotion. That, to me, is the defining expression of being.
Lowell is a master of getting us to care about his characters without having to resort to melodrama, and in science fiction, that is a rare feat indeed. It is also a feat which would be more difficult to achieve if an author first sought the approval of a traditional publishing firm, whose high overhead demands they follow more tried-and-true formulas.
The Solar Clipper series follows the coming of age of Ishmael Wang, who is forced to sign aboard the Lois McKendrick, a space freighter. Eighteen- year-old Ishmael had few choices. It was either the McKendrick or the marines. Deciding the marines were not for him, the newly orphaned Ishmael leaves home, such as it was, and enters adult life with little preparation and no understanding.
Lowell’s Wang is a pool of cool water in a barren wasteland of bad male stereotypes. Ishmael Wang proves there are character arcs available to fictional male characters other than the soldier or man-child models.
A military officer must choose between her sworn duty or her rebellious blood ties.
Remy Belieux, a woman born into a life of servitude on a repressive factory planet, is desperate for a different life. When she’s accepted into the Space Service Academy, run by the organization that enslaves her planet, she discovers the truth behind generations of rebellion. Now, she must decide what to believe, where her ultimate duty lies, and fight for more than her life against impossible odds.
ABOUT MARVA DASEF, science fiction author
Marva Dasef is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a fat white cat. Retired from thirty-five years in the software industry, she has now turned her energies to writing fiction and finds it a much more satisfying occupation. Marva has published more than forty stories in a number of on-line and print magazines, with her stories included in several Best of anthologies. She has seven published books with three more scheduled for release in 2011 and 2012 through MuseItUp Publishing.
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They were a gathering of rebels Thrown together, not by happenstance, But by design and intrigue— The Ben‑Drom’s design And the Cadre’s intrigue— Except for one wild radical, One unpredictable element, Who threatened to undermine The efforts of all sides involved, and all because of one small minor— A Syrene who belonged to None other than the Ben‑Drom.
They were a gathering of rebels, Fighting one another and themselves In a clash of titans.
Copyright 1994 D. L. Keur &/or F. W. Lineberry. All Rights Reserved.
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