Sideshow (Arbai #3)
On the planet of Elsewhere, the Council hadalways enforced the governing of each province inthe manner the people had chosen, so long as eachrespected its neighbors' local customsand so longas the people remained within their homelands.Generations later, inhabitants have begun to questionthis tradition. The Council has receivedmysterious messages and reports of strange ma...more
This book would have achieved 5 stars if it wasn't for the Tepper-style deuz ex machina that I have come to expect from her books. This one wasn't as obvious or contrived as some of her other books (Family Tree, The Visitor,...more
The overall sstory is about a band of "Enforcers" and their friends that are trying to find "dragons" that have been seen in a far land. They must go through several countries that have very different cultures. No one is allowed to move from one country to another because it would upset the "diversity" of the country. The En...more
Bertran commented in a dry voice, "...In our world there were a number of smallish countries ruled by unpleasant types, and our country occasionally invaded one of them to set something right..."
"Killing numerous innocent bystanders in the process," snapped Nela.
by Koi Bashi
heaven longing ape
angel who stumbles
blind light bearer
who falls and fumbles
worshiper of error
seeker after truth
hurting and aging
lover of lovely youth
wild beast raging
craven and brave
freak of fashion
and custom's s...more
but...there is something wrong on Elsewhere...
an interesting read, with a predictable ending but it's really not about the end but about the journey - the interwoven stories and the careful clue-dropping. the examination of ideas such as diversity and what happens to minds trapped for too long without corporeal existance or reality's touchstones.
Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career (1962-1986) she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director. She has two children and is married to Gen...more