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The Jaws of Menx

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Menx, the mysterious world where technology is taboo and reality is seldom what it seems. Menx is fast approaching the time when it must decide for or against membership in the Galactic Concord, and Rhane en Jacaroen, hereditary ruler of the planet Siol, has come here on a double mission--as a Concord agent and to recapture and preserve
Paperback, 248 pages
Published September 1st 1981 by Roc
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Gail Carriger
Sep 21, 2012 Gail Carriger rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy
"Everything is moral somewhere in the universe and nothing is immoral everywhere."

How can you not want to read an author that can write that kind of sentence?

Ann Maxwell is a prolific writer, she's penned under various names over 50 books. But I think her sci-fi is her best. The Jaws of the Menx is classic Maxwell ~ atmospheric, absorbing, almost dream-like. There's the hint of a romance and a very ambiguous ending. This kind of writing is not for everyone, but I find it relaxing because it can
Mar 01, 2008 Cameron rated it really liked it
Wow,okay. For a book with a fairly quick ending it feels surprisingly whole. There's an absolute belief in it's own world that almost completely overcomes any awkwardness in the story.
I also read it in about 6 hours because I just had to know how it ended.
Aug 24, 2011 Meril rated it did not like it
Shelves: sff
This would have been 2 stars, but I thought about it--I like the sort of puzzle books, especially in mystery, where the reader can figure out what's going on before the characters do because the reader has all the information while the characters don't--but this is the sort of book where the reader has all the information the characters do and know and yet the reader can figure out what's going on far, far before the characters do.
Apr 01, 2008 Oyceter rated it it was ok
There is a disease that melts people!

I should have more to say, but mostly I am still giggling about the melting disease.

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
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aka Lowell Charters, Elizabeth Lowell, A.E. Maxwell individually and with co-author/husband Evan Maxwell and Annalise Sun.

Ann Maxwell has written over 60 novels and one non-fiction book. There are 30 million copies of these books in print, as well as reprints in 30 foreign languages. The novel
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