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Taldra: Two Science Fiction Adventures:

Taldra: Two Science Fiction Adventures:

by Duane Simolke

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Overview

Set in an alternate reality, the Taldra adventures focus on gays, people of color, and powerful women.

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure flings an Iroquois family into a battle across time and space. Earth is the planet Valchondria. No illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, the Maintainers carefully monitor everyone's speech, actions, and weight. The Maintainers also force so-called "colorsighted" people to hide their ability to see in color.

The Iroquois scientist Taldra thinks of her twin gay sons as the hope for Valchondria's future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Winner, StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award.

"A thought provoking and fun sci-fi read." —Blogger Girls

"This is an incredible book about the human condition and how one person striving for the good can, in the end, be a source of change." —Rainbow Reviews

In Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, alien shapeshifters want to feed on humanity. Taldra again relies on her sons to help protect Valchondria. The Maintainers still hold dark secrets that might pose an even greater threat than the invaders. World events and Native American storytelling inspired this sequel to Degranon.

"The most intriguing aspect of the story is controlled by emotion as relatable characters grow and brave it all together, selflessly helping each other." —Enas Reviews

"Refreshingly different, and at its beating heart is some much needed diversity that slots in effortlessly and with purpose." –Sebastian J. Brook, Doctor Who Online


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781668528914
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/18/2021
Series: Taldra
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 273,912
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Duane Simolke wrote The Acorn Stories, a collection of tales set in a fictional West Texas town. He also edited and co-wrote the fundraiser The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. His writing appeared in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Beyond: Science Fiction & Fantasy, and many other publications. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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