Es war einmal auf einer Wolke

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High in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet, strange creatures live out their lives in the sky.
An alien perspective on youth, old age, life, the universe, and everything.

Hoch oben in der Atmosphäre eines Gasgiganten führen seltsame Kreaturen Ihr Dasein in den Lüften.
Eine fremdartige Perspektive auf die Jugend, das Alter, Leben, das Universum und Alles. More
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About K. L. Schaefer

The single most important thing to me is that I’m a writer. Oh sure, I’ve done a lot of other things during my life, but none of those things mean as much to me as this does. However, I'm not trying to earn a living as a writer. All I really want is to have people read what I've written. That's why I have everything free.

I write what I call Anthropological Science Fiction: no hard science, no space ships or galactic empires, and definitely no humans. I prefer to imagine what other sorts of sentient beings on faraway planets might be like, especially ones who reproduce in ways very unlike we do, and then figure out what their societal arrangements might be like as a result.

Of course, truly alien creatures on a very different planet would very likely be so different that we would barely be able to understand them in our own terms. As a result, most Science Fiction "aliens" are really humans in disguise. Mine are no exception to that rule. But instead of the typical "humans land on strange planet and learn about the aliens" plot, I always write from the point of view of my invented creatures and there are no humans involved.

My first two ebooks are rather short, but I now have a full-length novel about yet another type of creature with unusual methods of reproduction. "Walls of Ancient Stone" tells the story of a Rillenu named Daveeka, a childless male of a race of marsupials, where only females and Fathers are of any consequence. He starts out wanting nothing more than the child that will bring him honor and respect, but ends up undermining the walls of tradition and assumption that form the basis of his society.

As for me personally, I live in the Sunny South, not too far from the hurricane-ridden shores of North Carolina, along with my partner, my cat, and a longtime friend.
I can be contacted at I'm always glad to hear from my readers. And, of course, I’d greatly appreciate a review if you enjoyed this ebook.

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Review by: Mario Lipinski on Oct. 10, 2016 :
Die Story verdient ganz klar 5 Sterne. Es ist ein sehr interessanter Einblick in eine fremde Spezies, die mal nicht Menschen mit Make Up a la Star Trek sind.
Faszinierend fand ich auch die Reihenfolge, in der dem Leser der Lebenszyklus der Aliens präsentiert wurde. Erst erlebt man den Tod eines alten Individuums, dessen finales Opfer dann wieder neues Leben hervorbringt. Dann folgt man diesem "Neugeborenen" bei den ersten "Schritten" durch seine Welt. Ein schöner Kontrast, der durch eben diese Reihenfolge auf einer positiven, hoffnungsvollen Note endet.
Leider ist die Übersetzung an manchen Stellen etwas holprig. Einige Worte wiederholen sich häufig. An manchen Stellen wirkt die Übersetzung durch antiquierte Wortwahl gestelzt. Bei vielen Nebensätzen fehlen Kommas, an anderen Stellen sind sie überflüssig. Dennoch kann man der Geschichte immer gut folgen.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
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