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I Married An Earthling: A Novel

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In this rollicking send-up of traditional science fiction, Earth Studies professor Norvex 7 from the planet Zeeron decides to increase his university status by visiting Earth. Part Jacqueline Susann romantasy, part cheesy Lost in Space episode, this gay comedy will delight any fan of pop culture literature.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Manic D Press, Inc. (first published 2000)
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Richard Derus
Dec 19, 2011 Richard Derus rated it it was ok
Rating: 2* of five

I took a few hours to read "I Married An Earthling" by Alvin Orloff. Don't make my mistake. I would have snorted derisively at you had you told me, prior to my consumption of this book, that it was possible to plod giddily, or to careen enervatingly.

It is, but it's not a pretty sight.

Gay Goth teen boy with a few extra pounds meets, entrances, and marries fabulous, muscular space alien. Not entirely unpromising as a premise. Execution is ghastly. "Veeba 22" and "Norvex 7" are th
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Jimmy Misfit
Apr 22, 2015 Jimmy Misfit rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've read another book like this. The glam/fabulous-ness might bring to mind films like Rocky Horror, Velvet Goldmine, or Party Monster, but the characters, the hairdresser-ruled hierarchy, and the thought-provoking, but upside down philosophy throughout are a new experience. My new favorite epithet is "Ol' Sensiblepuss."
Jack Rousseau
Feb 04, 2016 Jack Rousseau rated it did not like it
The most painfully pretentious and unreadable garbage ever published in all of human history.
Joe
Mar 25, 2008 Joe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-fiction
You've never heard of this author most likely, but this is a great light read. Totally hysterical and sitcom like, it follows the adventures of a gay alien as he makes his way through a straight laced Earth. Totally glib, it makes a lot of homage to Bewitched and other series of yesteryear that basically paid homage to everything kitsch.
Riayl
Sep 04, 2013 Riayl rated it did not like it
No. Just...no. I'm sorry, I tried to like it but it just wasn't my type of book I guess, the word campy comes to mind (so not my thing). I couldn't relate to the characters, I didn't care about the characters and I was bored. Looking back, this is one book I should have judged by its cover. *shudder*
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Alvin Orloff began writing in 1977 as the teenage lyricist for The Blowdryers, an early San Francisco Punk band. He spent the 1980s dabbling in avant garde theater, underground cabaret, performance art, and nightclub DJing before remembering all he ever wanted to be was a writer. He is currently working on a memoir about shiftless no-account club kids during the AIDS era he promises won't be total ...more
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