Life with the Tumblers

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Arlene takes her young son Kyan on a research expedition into an alien culture of sentient trees. (Original venue: Jim Baen's Universe.)

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Published: Sep. 07, 2010
Words: 6,030
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458067500
About Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd is a science-fiction and furry writer in Eugene, Oregon. She's had more than forty short stories published by various magazines and anthologies, and her first novel, "Otters In Space," was picked up by a small press after a year and half of being self-published. The sequel, "Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly," came out in the summer of 2013. Her fiction has been nominated thirteen times for Ursa Major Awards and has won a Cóyotl Award. She's a member of SFWA, the Furry Writers' Guild, a judge for the Cat Writers' Association, and co-chair of her local critique group, the Wordos. She lives with her husband, two children, three dogs, four cats, and zero otters.

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Review by: Janet Schmidt on Sep. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
Strong characters, family relationships, the innocence of childhood, and the disillusion of adulthood - plus an alien race that confuses the adults, but makes sense to the child. This is a really great story. Mary Lowd's stories are always well-written, with interesting characters - and the perspective she brings to her story-telling will always give you something worth keeping.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Molly Sullivan on Jan. 06, 2012 : star star star star star
I appreciated the character development and found the family dynamics in this story insightful. I loved the anthropologic perspective the main character brought to this story. Additionally, the creatures in this story are just fascinating.
(review of free book)

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