Dark Water's Embrace [NOOK Book]

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Often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin's ground-breaking The Left Hand of Darkness, Dark Water's Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human (and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival, sexuality and the meaning of life itself.

The colony's doctor, Anais, herself suffers from a sexual deformity. However, her world is turned upside down when she ...
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Overview

Often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin's ground-breaking The Left Hand of Darkness, Dark Water's Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human (and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival, sexuality and the meaning of life itself.

The colony's doctor, Anais, herself suffers from a sexual deformity. However, her world is turned upside down when she discovers that the preserved corpse of a long-extinct native race carries exactly the same deformities as herself.

What is the connection? And can she find the answer to this mystery that has reached back from time to haunt both her and the colony struggling to survive against impossible odds?

This edition includes eight new appendices by Stephen Leigh.
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Editorial Reviews

Feminist Bookstore News
...an exciting novel from a well-respected writer. Once again, we have a work of fine science fiction which shows us how important biology is to our destiny.
NY Review of Books
The fact is that Stephen Leigh's new novel is a fine piece of work and one that deserves to reach a wide readership.
LIbrary Journal
Haunting and thought-provoking.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012402141
  • Publisher: Phoenix Pick
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 586,893
  • File size: 449 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    One of the best I've read

    This was a great book! I loved the story, it mixes fantasy of the Miccail and the Science fiction of the Humans in a deep and encapturing story. It also addresses prejudices that we have today, dealing with gender. This is a must Read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2001

    An intoxicating read

    I never enjoyed science fiction until I picked this book up one afternoon. Within moments of reading it, I could not put it down. A complex story of identity, gender, and change, 'Dark Water's Embrace' swallows you up and doesn't let go. Most importantly, it makes you think and feel. Old stigmas are peeled away and examined in a rich story of personal growth, relationships, and understanding. If there is one problem with this story is that it ends. These characters are so intoxicating, you never want to say goodbye to them.

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