Captain Alysha Forrest is taking advantage of leave to do a little holiday shopping at the largest mall in the Alliance's summer capital... when a little boy gets into a little trouble. A holiday feel-good story from the Pelted universe.
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About the Author
Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.
Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best-of anthologies; her art has appeared in RPGs, magazines and on book covers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Basically, this is The Holiday Episode, much as you'd find with many a SF series on TV. This is not a complaint! It's a bit of culture, a bit of biology, a bit of lifting of spirits, and a bit of small-scale adventure --and the whole of it is a very nice read. (Also, now I want pretzels. The description of them, though short and hardly a major plot point, is making my mouth water.)