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Can interspecies diplomacy begin in the womb?
Humans have lived on Tofarn, planet of creeks and rivers, for seventy years, but they still don't understand the Tofa. The Tofa are an enigma, from their featureless faces to the four arms that sometimes seem to be five. They take arbitrary umbrage at the simplest human activities, while annoying their human neighbors in seemingly pointless ways. The next infuriating, inexplicable incident may explode into war.
Scientist Mara Cadell's radical proposal: that host mothers carry fraternal twins, human and Tofa, in the hope that the bond between twins can bridge the gap between species. Mara knows about the bond between twins: her own twin, Levi, died in utero, but she has secretly kept him alive in her mind as companion and collaborator.
Perhaps Mara should have expected the enigmatic Tofa to have their own reasons to support her project. Perhaps the ever-cynical Levi should have warned her that members of the human government might use her twins as weapons against the Tofa. Will the Twin-Bred bring peace, war, or something else entirely?
Science fiction with a sociological and psychological focus, TWIN-BRED follows in the footsteps of Ursula K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow.
These are stories to make you smile. When you need a quick fix to brighten your day.
At the feet of a god - Whose feet does Shannon collapse and where does it end?
Spinning wheels are just for spinning - Not everyone thinks so ...
Sands of time - Why does Charlotte feel her life is slipping away?
With endings come beginnings - Find out what happens when Grace feel's her world has come to an end.
Ivan - Can he see there is life outside his window?
Find out by reading this heart-warming, sometimes amusing, collection of short stories. A dose of feel good.
Always free on smaswords And always funny M Edward McNally
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