Venus Turning

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"Venus Turning" is a novel of retro-futurism, with scientists, billionaires, politicians, and just-plain citizens trying to jump into the future before it overtakes them. Where will our favorite billionaires be 12 years from now? What will our pets be 12 years from now? This sci-fi adventure has something for everyone. More

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About Diana Nakeeb

I was born in Brooklyn in the last century, and consider myself lucky to be alive. My novel, "Venus Turning," is intended for readers of all ages. My original impulse was: is anybody feeling left out of STEM? -- here is a story that you can enjoy while becoming so comfortable with science, you'll want to invent or discover something new yourself. I began by picturing voracious, escapist readers who did not yet have a driver's license. But as my story developed the way it wanted to go, it incorporated more and amusing stuff about my peers. (Yes, I have a background as an educator.) Anyway, I cannot find anything boring in this story, about billionaires and paupers, humans and others.. Try it, you'll love it. The work is fiction -- retro sci-fi -- and yet at the same time, it is all "true," in the ways that matter to readers.

I have also written two other novels, and many short stories. The short stories will appear as a collection next year.

Reviews

Review by: Carole H on Feb. 3, 2015 :
I enjoyed "Venus Turning" heartily! I loved the humor, the cat, the humans, and Bill Clinton’s voice. It’s a breath of fresh air; fun and rewarding reading.

I especially loved how the story unfolded. The way the author introduced each character, or each character’s new development, or the next step in the series of events, drew me in very happily. As each chapter opened, I felt as though I could almost literally see a scroll rolling out, or a new room opening out beyond my existing room. The fantasy aspect was light and endearing. The satirical aspect was spot-on. In both cases, it did not take itself too seriously. I thought it hit the perfect note.

To my mind, it was a thoroughly charming story with a wonderfully light but sturdy structure. It was a satisfying and enspiriting experience to read it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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