Trang

Trang

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by Mary Sisson
     
 

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"Trang is a clever return to the social sci-fi of yesteryear."-The New Podler Review of Books. Award-winning writer Mary Sisson brings you the tale of Philippe Trang, the first human diplomat assigned to a mysterious alien station. Haunted by a recent mission that went very wrong, Trang realizes that not everyone on Earth would like his mission to succeed-and the…  See more details below

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"Trang is a clever return to the social sci-fi of yesteryear."-The New Podler Review of Books. Award-winning writer Mary Sisson brings you the tale of Philippe Trang, the first human diplomat assigned to a mysterious alien station. Haunted by a recent mission that went very wrong, Trang realizes that not everyone on Earth would like his mission to succeed-and the aliens have some nefarious agendas of their own. As he tries desperately to keep everyone from killing each other (not to mention him), strange forces threaten to destroy his very mind! If you like character-driven stories that feature a blend of drama, tragedy, comedy, and action-such as the works of Joss Whedon or Charles Stross' Laundry Files novels-and you don't mind some really bad language, read Trang today!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456523435
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/27/2011
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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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Trang 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
honoliipali More than 1 year ago
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.
LaughingPenguin More than 1 year ago
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.