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We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.’

How do you know I'm mad?’ said Alice.

You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn't have come down here.’


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll

Reviews for The Drune

As in her 1985 debut novel The Planet Dweller, Jane Palmer likes to confront wildly eccentric but plausible humans with alien weirdness, producing offbeat SF comedy containing the occasional serious barb ... Palmer's narrative bubbles with frivolous inventiveness and unhinged dialogue, and has a gentle sting in the tail.

David Langford

A creation of madness, audacity, and whimsy that seems too far-fetched to be only a product of Palmer's imagination. But, then, that's the twisted path her imagination takes. Everything is greatly out of whack in Palmer's universe; that's what makes it so entertaining ...Yes, it all seems like madness, but this is madness with a message. Palmer has some points to make about humans, civilization, and civility. The fact that she works them in to a wild, through-the-looking-glass adventure eases the lessons into the most resistant brain, with little or no pain.

Lisa DuMond SFF Site


Babel’s Basement

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