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First Contact. With aliens predatory that humans could only react with primal rage. And so, humanity fired first. Now, the ky'iin are raiding the solar system. The potential key to mankind's salvation? An unlikely pair of diplomats. One, a linguist from Mars Through her autism, she sees the beauty within the ky’iin. The other, a ky’iin negotiator. Can they bridge the two species and stop war? More

Available formats: epub

Published by Musa Publishing
Words: 79,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781619375253
About Jennifer R. Povey

Jennifer R. Povey is in her early forties, and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband. She writes a variety of speculative fiction, whilst following current affairs and occasionally indulging in horse riding and role playing games. Her short fiction sales include Analog, Cosmos, and Digital Science Fiction, and her first novel was published by Musa Publishing in April of 2013.

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Review by: Roxie on May 12, 2013 :
This was a very engrossing, almost addictive read. I scoured through it pretty relentlessly until finished, and I found it quite satisfying. I enjoyed the approachable yet genuine, nuanced characterizations, both of the alien life forms - who really were different from one another in far more than merely appearance - and of the human viewpoint characters. It was a lot of fun to see a character in such a central role who was overcoming what so many consider a completely debilitating handicap, and yet doing what no other could do because of that very challenge. I really had fun with this.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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