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From Hell Alley to TerraNet comedy stardom. Connie Phelan's goal is to be top dog in a high-status social group calling itself The Good Society. When the Society invites her to a planet where slavery is legal, Connie is faced with choices: Accept ownership of slaves who throw themselves on her mercy or refuse, leaving them free for an unscrupulous Socialite to abuse? ...more
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Published May 28th 2013 by Hydra Publications
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Sara Snider
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Sideshow in the Center Ring is a fascinating tale of Connie, a smart-ass comedy star who’s gotten it into her head that rising in the ranks of a socially elite group will make her happy. Or maybe she’s doing it not so much for the happiness, but rather as a “that’ll show ’em” gesture to everyone that spat on her when she was a nobody.

That’s one of the things I like about Connie. She’s got ghosts. She’s flawed, and damaged, and she’s got this idea about herself that conflicts with who she really
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Katina French
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the second funny science fiction novel I've read from Marian Allen the first being Force of Habit, which she describes as a cop/scifi/farce.

This book has a much different tone than FOH. Where FOH was a really lighthearted romp, Sideshow in the Center Ring is a bit grittier and more realistic. I didn't think it was quite as funny as FOH, which is a little ironic since the main character is a famous comedienne. Of course, Connie's style of humor is a bit more black comedy, making fun of
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For as long as I can remember, I've loved telling and being told stories. When, at the age of about six, I was informed that somebody got paid for writing all those books and movies and television shows, I abandoned my previous ambition (beachcomber), and became a writer.

I've worked as a high school teacher, an executive secretary, a soda jerk, a bank clerk, an accountant, and in Red Cross Youth
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