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3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
284 pages
Published (first published October 1st 1993)
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Roger Scanlon
Dec 17, 2015 Roger Scanlon rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable tale of a female human who fights professionally and personally on a planet ruled by human-hating aliens . The main character Larissa is funny, tough and smart and the writing is fast-paced and engaging. Nothing taxing about it, it would be a good beach read. My main criticism is that Ms. Devenport gives slight glimpses of an obviously very intricate alien culture and I would have enjoyed having Larissa (and the reader) learn anything about this culture, but that never happe ...more
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
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
Jenny Son
Apr 22, 2015 Jenny Son rated it really liked it
I liked this one, but seriously, the character depicted on the book cover is supposed to be black.
Ralph McEwen
Feb 21, 2011 Ralph McEwen rated it liked it
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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