In this satire on the global economy, a diverse group of nineteen Earthlings (including an Economist, a Navajo, two Politicians, a Rabbi, a Psychiatrist, aDuck, and two Crocodiles) travels to the planet Kroh to see if it is ripe fortrade with Earth.
Some in the Delegation bring along schemes that will help them profit personally, without regard for the planet's inhabitants and ecology. Others are on quests of self-discovery. The Krohtians, teddy-bearish creatures withthe minds of men, are happy to see the visitors come, and glad to see them go.
CROC: Love and Power Politics in Swamptown, YO
In this political satire, two deeply-in-love, star-crossed crocodiles run for the same U.S. Senate seat on opposite tickets. Crocadolly, a Demodile, runs on an ecology platform. Young Rockadial, innocent stooge of greedy old Crockafeller, runs against big government and Federal taxation, as a Repelican.
Not for the faint of heart, this extremely funny yarn can turn deadly and tragic as suddenly as a crocodile striking its prey.
All author's royalties will go to protect and increase wildlife habitats.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nina Galen has published novels and articles in the U.S., England and France. The novellas CROC and KROH are her first written in "epic or heroic doggerel". Galen's novels include The Rennlaufer: E.P. Dutton; Victor Gollancz (England);Editions Planete; (France), The Grapevine: Victor Gollancz; Sphere (England), Monopoly on Terror (pen name Bruce Buck): Zebra Books, and Eden Motel and To Love Flaminio: East Palace. She has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and in the scholarly journal, Nineteenth Century Fiction. Her aviation articles have appeared in Flying, Flying's Guide to Instrument Flying, and Air Progress, as well as aviation magazines in England and France.
The author's Commentaries and Features have been produced on Public Radio.
A Special Collection of Galen's publications, manuscripts and personal papers can be found at the CSWR, General Library, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. There is also a Special Collection of her publications at UCLA.