On the sun-scorched planet Bountiful, human colonists live peacefully alongside natives known as Dancers until an unspeakable disaster devastates the colony. Six children found dead, their bodies marked in a bizarre parody of a Dancer ritual. The crime's solution makes the situation worse, sending ripples throughout the sector, shattering lives. One man tries to heal those lives. But can he heal everyone involved, and still save himself? A finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award, Alien Influences shows the talents that make Kristine Kathryn Rusch one of the most popular authors working in science fiction today.
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About the Author
Bestseller Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won or been nominated for every major award in the science fiction field. She has won Hugos for editing The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and for her short fiction. She has also won the Asimov's SF Magazine Readers Choice Award five times, as well as the SF Age Readers Choice Award, the Locus Award, and the John W. Campbell Award. Alien Influences, first published in England, was a finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. I09 said her Retrieval Artist series featured one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever written. She also writes mystery, romance, and fantasy novels, occasionally using the pen names Kristine Grayson and Kris Nelscott.
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Alien Influences based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This science fiction novel is about the very close interaction between human children and an alien species on an alien planet. It is very well-written, with few editing errors. The author develops the story by shifting perspectives between several of the book's main characters. Loose ends are tied up at the end of the story, and no extraneous plot lines were gratuitously inserted. Descriptions are well balanced and dialogue is believable. Overall, an excellent read. I, also, saw the editing notes referred to by another reviewer.
Periodically scattered through the book there are notes from whoever transcribed it, noting typos or errors in the original published edition, and detailing how they were changed. That should never have made it into the downloadable copy. Setting that aside, the book is excellent.
The formatting issues mentioned in previous reviews have been fixed with this new version. Thank you for your patience.