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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Literary Novel is Sci-Fi, Too

Twin-Bred
Karen A. Wyle
Author's Web site: www.karenawyle.net
Genre: Fiction: Science Fiction
ISBN: 978-1463578916 on CreateSpace,
E-book 978-1-4661-7456-6 on Smashwords
Amazon ASIN of B005VDVHQ2.

Reviewed by R. Lee Holz, originally for Amazon


Twin-Bred is one of the best science fiction novels I've read in decades. It is literary fiction as well as S-F. While the author mentions (and thus pays homage to) Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land and Rebirth, John Wyndham's 1955 classic, Twin-Bred is anything but derivative. To the contrary, it is one of the most original stories I've ever read, not an easy thing given the countless variations on human/alien encounters and relations already published. In addition, the book is beautifully written and riveting. The complex, flawlessly structured, plot evolves logically, but continues to surprise to the very end. There is appropriate dramatic tension throughout. Highly recommended for lovers of both cerebral S-F and literary fiction.

Learn more about the author at www.facebook.com/KarenAWyle.


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1 comment:

Jan Rider Newman said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I love books that cross genres such as SF, fantasy, or mystery with literary.