Queen of Denial

Queen of Denial

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by Selina Rosen, Don Maitz
     
 

On the planet Barious, war has become a national pass time. During one of these conflicts Taralin Zarco, Queen of Barious, was abducted by the Barion's mortal enemies the Locheds. When the story starts the war has ended, the Barions have won and the queen has just been found on a distant planet.

Enter Drewcilia Qwah, a rough-and-tumble salvager, who drinks too

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On the planet Barious, war has become a national pass time. During one of these conflicts Taralin Zarco, Queen of Barious, was abducted by the Barion's mortal enemies the Locheds. When the story starts the war has ended, the Barions have won and the queen has just been found on a distant planet.

Enter Drewcilia Qwah, a rough-and-tumble salvager, who drinks too much, smokes too much, and has a mouth you wouldn't kiss your mother with. Drewcilia (Drew) and her partner, a huge hair-covered alien named Van Gar, have been hired by the king's emissaries to take the confused queen to meet her husband. Only two real problems with this plan. Drewcilia hates royalty, and the queen has no memory of being queen or of her husband. Meet a strange world filled with palace intrigue, rebel plots, assassination attempts, civil unrest, economic depression, trash, and the unscrupulous salvager who wants to change it all to suit her own needs.

Queen of Denial is a book with one mission, to entertain. It is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, action-packed, science fiction comedy, with a little mystery thrown in for good measure. Ms. Rosen believes in researching her work in every detail. Queen of Denial is the end product of a lifetime of drinking, working in the trash collection business, and getting into fistfights over petty crap.

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Editorial Reviews

Brad Sinor
Queen is a fun novel, an old-fashioned space opera that moves at breakneck speed from the first page to the last.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892065063
Publisher:
Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/1999
Edition description:
1ST MM PUB
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Lawrence Watt-Evans
A rip-snorting space adventure the likes of which we don�t see often enough these days!
Mark Simmons
Selena Rosen turns Space Opera inside-out to give us a brand new genre: Space Vaudeville!
Jane Fancher
Should appeal to anyone who loves a riotous, wickedly funny read.
C. J. Cherryh
A rarity of rarities: a book that makes you laugh out loud. Selina Rosen�s debut is very much worth noting�sf�s answer to Terry Pratchett.
K. D. Wentworth
Queen of Denial is a rollicking, high-spirited romp through space that grabs you by the shirt with the very first page and never lets go. The pace is breakneck, the humor bawdy, and the heroine one of the most original I've seen in years. The love triangle alone kept me in stitches. This book is a must for anyone who enjoys top-notch spacefaring adventure!
Jody Lynn Nye
Queen is funny and pointed. Ms. Rosen takes a Star-Trek-like plot, introducing the social ills of a world that could be our own, and attacks them with ruthless humor. Drewcila Qwah isn't your everyday heroine, with a foul mouth and almost every other bad habit known to civilization, but she's likeable and honest. The language may not be to everyone's taste, but it's no more than a working spacer's dialect. As Drewcila might say, get the %&#^* out of here if you don't like it. It's not applied gratuitously, and you'll get used to it. The style is as rough and ready as the heroine, but Queen is a fast read with a satisfying conclusion.

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