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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  134 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
n a world where unemployment is obliterated by putting all jobless people in the military to maintain the endless ongoing warfare, Warrant Officer Viveka Vanachek finds herself in a weirder place yet. Captured, raped, and interrogated she is finally exiled to a remote snow-bound prison camp where she is placed in solitary confinement. It seems like the end of the world . . ...more
ebook, 296 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published 1991)
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Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, though I don't think it would be everyone's cup of tea. Think Tibet.
This is an excellent read - a fantasy / SF that's a bit different from the norm.

It's the story of Viveka Jeg Vanachek, a 21st century girl with too many qualifications and no job. Her only choice is to join the army, but when her first mission goes wrong and she is shot down, her life really changes. She is taken to a camp high in the mountains of Tibet, where strange things occur. None of the prisoners can remember how long they've been there and while some work hard rebuilding, others are sent
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book at first. It was told in first person point of view, and sometimes those don't appeal to me. As I listened though, I was engrossed in the story. It is set in a near future and the politics and settings were all too plausible. I'm not going to talk about the plot point or characters, since I think this book would best be enjoyed by reading/listening to it with no preconceptions.

The narrator, Suzanne Toren, did an excellent job. Her accents for the vari
Danny Adams
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always had it in mind that I'd like to write about Shangri-La at the time a nuclear holocaust seems imminent, but fortunately I discovered Scarborough's book--she did it first, and certainly much better than I likely would have!
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book that I read years ago. I think she was prescient.
Arlene Allen
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Lost Horizon revisted; my favorite Scarborough book.
Jade Lauron
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: everyday-fiction
One of my faves, although I was disappointed to see that the new cover contains a spoiler and the sequel is not worth the bother.
Jan 24, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good airplane read
Jenevive Desroches
A story of life after hope, based in the legends of Shambalah. For more thoughts: http://winsomegates.jenevivedesroches...
Good and enjoyable, but I've been reading so many other good books recently I"m trying to put more variation in my ratings comparing the books....
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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Elizabeth won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel The Healer's War, and has written more than a dozen other novels. She has collaborated with Anne McCaffrey, best-known for creating the Dragonriders of Pern, to produce the Petaybee Series and the Acorna Series.
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