The Day of the Nuptial Flight

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans. More
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About Sarina Dorie

Sarina Dorie has sold over 150 short stories to markets like Analog, Daily Science Fiction, F & SF, and Orson Scott Card’s IGMS. Her stories and published novels have won humor contests and Romance Writer of America awards. She has about forty books up on Amazon, including her bestselling series, Womby’s School for Wayward Witches.
A few of her favorite things include: gluten-free brownies (not necessarily glutton-free), Star Trek, steampunk aesthetics, fairies, Severus Snape, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Darcy.

By day, Sarina is a public-school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep.

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Reviews of The Day of the Nuptial Flight by Sarina Dorie

Pat Dunn reviewed on Feb. 14, 2016

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PJ O'Brien reviewed on April 26, 2015

This is the fourth small work by Sarina Dorie that I’ve read, and I’m so hooked on her off-beat quirky settings that I’ve added more to my To-Read list. The Day of the Nuptial Flight is hard to describe but if you can imagine a tragi-comic nectar-in-cheek story about a drone who doesn’t fit in with his hive, interwoven with threads of a sci-fi short story of humans stranded on a world where they are small enough to ride caterpillars, you might have a sense of the setting. But that may not give you a full appreciation for the engaging writing style that spurs both smiles and sympathy for an unrequited devotion that not only dare not speak its name, it physically cannot.
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James Jenkins reviewed on Feb. 12, 2015

Maybe 4.5 stars... Very well written and imaginative. An unusual planet/universe with an interesting and engaging story is delivered in only 10,000 words. Lots of talent in this author, IMHO the story needs to be developed into a longer work to reach is full potential.
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Mary E. Lowd reviewed on Feb. 1, 2015

This is an excellent piece of science-fiction that really gets into the perspective of an insectoid alien.
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