Trang [NOOK Book]

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It's 500 years in the future, and humankind has finally made contact with alien species, thanks to the opening of a bizarre portal near Titan. Philippe Trang is in charge of Earth's first diplomatic mission to the aliens. He must keep both humans and aliens in check as he uncovers layer after layer of dangerous mystery in this sci-fi adventure!

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Overview

It's 500 years in the future, and humankind has finally made contact with alien species, thanks to the opening of a bizarre portal near Titan. Philippe Trang is in charge of Earth's first diplomatic mission to the aliens. He must keep both humans and aliens in check as he uncovers layer after layer of dangerous mystery in this sci-fi adventure!

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Editorial Reviews

David Drazul
Sisson's strengths lie in characterization and dialogue. All of her characters, even the aliens, have distinct traits which make them unique..... This is a dialogue heavy novel, and the conversations feel authentic.... Trang is a virtual minefield of F bombs and other profanity. However, at no point did I feel it was gratuitous.... Trang is a clever return to the social sci-fi days of yesteryear. Convincing dialogue and strong characterization drive the story....
Keith West
If you enjoy anthropological sf, and you aren't put off by the language, this one might be for you.... Once again, an indie author has put together a book that is essentially error free.... While anthropological science fiction is not my first choice of subgenre (that would be space opera or hard science), I enjoyed this book. It held my interest, made me care about what happened to the characters, and kept me reading. Which is what I want from a book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044346697
  • Publisher: Mary Sisson
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Series: Trang , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 104,659
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Sisson is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English and American Language and Literature from Harvard University, and she has a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University, where she received the Edwin Diamond Award, the department’s highest honor. She has contributed to award-winning books ranging in topic from terrorism to food to history to technology. None of this means she’s actually any more qualified to write about aliens and space Marines than the next person, but she carries on regardless. See what’s she’s up to by visiting marysisson.com!
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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    I found this story of the first human interaction with alien spe

    I found this story of the first human interaction with alien species to be interesting. I am normally not a sci-fi reader but won this book from LibraryThing.

    This story was well crafted and written. The different species types and their interactions was interesting and I found myself anxious to read more to see what happens next.

    I especially enjoyed the characters and their development. The author does a good job quickly establishing the many characters in a way that I was able to grasp each as individuals yet manage to keep them separate and independent.

    This is a good read and should be read by all scifi buffs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    A must read!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. I am so glad I did! While I am not a writer (as you can probably tell from my review), I am an avid reader, and was very happy to find this little gem among the many rough books I've received to review. The plot kept moving forward at a good pace. The writing was crisp, clean, and well edited. I was able to connect with the characters as they matured throughout the course of the book. I appreciated the straightforwardness of the writing, with no flashbacks, flash forwards, or other distractions. The product description provides a good glimpse into the story. In short, I loved the book and can't wait to learn more about Trang and the alien races, especially the White Spiders, in future books. Thank you, Mary Sisson, for such a pleasurable read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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