Kill the Messenger: Gemini: A Small Novel
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Kill the Messenger: Gemini: A Small Novel

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Arians in "Kill the Messenger: Gemini," are in a rush to build space ships so that they can leave the Earth before the return of Ra or the destruction of the Earth by human ignorance or by their warring ancestors. The Arians deceive the humans by allowing them to think that the machines they help to create are for them when in fact the space shuttles are for Arians onl...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Authorhouse
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May 05, 2010 Johanna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: anyone/sci fi lovers
Recommended to Johanna by: I wrote it
I am the author so I love it. Please visit my website for a synopsis or where you can see inside the book.

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May 11, 2009 Dee Marie added it
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Kill the Messenger: Gemini, by Johanna Nimley, is an innovative retelling (a reinventing) of the story of earth’s creation, and the constant struggle between good and evil. Although the novel is fiction, it often reads as if it were a journal.
Johanna writes in a very avant-garde style, often pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm. Kill the Messenger: Gemini is very much an “adult” read, as there are many explicit (an often disturbing) sexual encounters that drive the plot through...more
Although I am not a big fan of sciece fiction, I checked this one out because it sounded interesting. It was.
I especially liked the main character, Gemini.The author treats her as someone confused by her new world, and I think that's exactly right. Even the way Gemini speaks, in short declarative sentences, seems to fit well with an intelligent character trying to make sense of a strange world.

My only disappointment is in the fact that the author doesn't get the chance to go into Gemini's feel...more
May 12, 2009 S added it
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The idea behind this book is very intriguing. Nimley's exploration of how all of us came to be on the earth and how humans are often self-destructive is interesting and catches the reader's attention. The book attempts to accomplish much in its 168 pages. The author describes approximately forty years of Gemini's life and at times the plot and characters felt underdeveloped. The book could also be improved with further editing; there were a few typos and misspellings.

Overall, Kill the Messenger...more
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Johanna is truly passionate when it comes to creating a world she understands. In Kill the messenger Gemini she does just that. You will learn about the people in the story, the world as she sees it, and you will follow every detail she creates. This book was new to me and I learn a lot about science fiction. If you truly want a different sci-fi read this novel, and look out for the pre-quel

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