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by Emily Devenport (Goodreads Author)
Jo and Ann are Eggheads, explorers specially equipped with an RNA drip that will enable them to decode the mysterious glyphs left in the ruins of an ancient civilization. But alien explorers seek the same information, and when Ann's RNA drip begins to break down, it becomes a deadly race to solve the riddle of the glyphs before she loses her mind--permanently.
Paperback, 330 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Roc
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There are some interesting ideas in here (the glyphs, in particular), although the character development isn't totally there (including a couple bits that are sort of problematic from a believability standpoint). It took me a while to get used to the slightly nonlinear way it's written, but i liked it when I got used to it. Curious to see where it goes from there.
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 ...moreMore about Emily Devenport...