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284 pages
Published (first published October 1st 1993)
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branewurms
I bought this book when I was 11? 12? years old and I recall my confusion when the main character was described as a dark-skinned black woman. I kept flipping back to the cover, wondering if I'd misinterpreted the picture, or the text, but no. I couldn't figure out why they'd gotten that so wrong. Oh, child me. So innocent. Anyway, yes, this cover is whitewashed.

I remember very little about this book, except that it freaked me right the hell out and I didn't like it and I never finished it. I th
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Mia
This had a well developed world with interesting alien characters. It reminded me a little of TOTAL RECALL (violence, thrilling-action scenes, sexscapades, political tensions, romance, etc...). The lead was a physically and emotionally strong black woman named Larissa, who fights to overcome the gruesome murder of her mother, the poverty and viciousness of her home plant, and political corruption.

I really enjoyed reading this. It was gritty, raw, and contained characters that were morally ambigu
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Ralph McEwen
The story in OK but never really gets you involved. I never felt one way or the other towards any of the characters.
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I've been published under three pen names: as Emily Devenport, I wrote SHADE, LARISSA, SCORPIANNE, EGGHEADS, THE KRONOS CONDITION, and GODHEADS. As Maggy Thomas, I wrote BROKEN TIME, which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. As Lee Hogan I wrote BELARUS and ENEMIES. My books have been published in the U.S., the U.K., Italy, and Israel. I'm writing as Emily Devenport again, and I have two n ...more
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