Margaret Pechenick

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I'm a New England native who drifted to China and then California before realizing that I belonged on the East Coast. Ten years into my teaching career, I've finally accepted that I'm never going to work for NASA, so I've taken to writing science fiction instead. In addition to our jobs, my husband and I juggle a rambunctious Samoyed, a preschooler, and a toddler. My favorite thing in the world is hearing my children laugh. My second favorite thing is hearing from readers!

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This is a tough book to rate. Smith's ability to craft believable, funny, authentic-feeling extraterrestrial characters is unmatched. Meoraq is one of the most fully formed aliens I have ever encountered in print. And it deserves to be said that this ...more
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For me, this book falls into the same category as 'The Golem and the Jinni', which I also just finished: technically accomplished, but a little hollow at the core. I never really connected with either Strange or Norrell. I also think an editor could ...more
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This book should have been perfect for me, and I found so much to admire in it--the metaphor for the immigrant experience, the skillful integration of the strange into the everyday--but the characters just never engaged me. I agree with previous revi ...more
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