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Strange Valley

Strange Valley

by Darrell Bain

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[Strange Valley] "A city where residents don't get married and show no religious preference? What will happen to our cherished American values? Logically, Masterville becomes an imminent threat. Whether this scenario is a parody of our present government situation, the reader will have to decide.

"Definitely a good story. The first chapter is fascinating and the subsequent ones maintain a high tempo of action and suspense that will keep you curious to the end. The science is believable and intelligently written. This book also deals with issues worth pondering. Darrell Bain is a name I will keep my eye on for future reviews. Five stars." ~ Midwest Book Review.

A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the people of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated and have fewer illnesses. The city also refuses government money for schools and roads, has little crime and no sign of racial unrest.

None of these factors would mean much taken alone, but together, they spell out a population that is distinctly skewed from the normal. Surprisingly, hardly anyone in the valley realizes that most of them are different from the average. They simply think they live in a good place among good people.

Then the investigation starts...


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BN ID: 2940158539190
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 379 KB

About the Author

Darrell Bain is the author of more than sixty books in many genres, including popular SF novels, Human By Choice (with Travis 'Doc' Taylor), The Melanin Apocalypse and Warp Point. For the last several years he has concentrated on humor and science fiction. Darrell served in the military and his two stints in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild.

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