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Slag Like Me (Alien Nation #5)

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Detective Matthew Sikes and his Newcomer partner George Francisco must track down a missing human journalist, named Micky Cass, who has gone undercover as a Newcomer to expose racism and discrimination against the Tenctonese. From the beginning, the journalist's articles about his experiences ignited fierce controversy. When Micky Cass disappears, the controversy explodes ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Pocket Books
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This is an outstanding book. Longyear took the Alien Nation universe and made it so much more than science fiction or a detective mystery. Paying homage to John Howard Griffin and his experience in the 1950s which are recounted in Black Like Me, Slag Like Me is about prejudice and labels.
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A human newspaper reporter wants to try to appear as a Newcomer to do a series of articles on how they are really thought about and treated. He's a very caustic and opinionated writer, and his series of articles stirs up tremendous controversy.

He ends up being murdered, and Sikes goes undercover, undergoing the same type of operation the writer did in order to appear to be a true Newcomer. Sikes soon finds out just how rough of a life some of them live, even to the point of being beaten by othe
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Barry is the first writer to win the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer all in the same year, for Enemy Mine. In addition to his acclaimed Enemy Mine Series, his works include the Circus World and Infinity Hold series, SF & fantasy novels, recovery and writing instruction works, and numerous short stories. He has just completed the first novel in his Redcliff Series, ...more
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