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   Dark Water's Embrace, by Stephen Leigh  
 
  Novel, first publication in March 1998
 
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      Winner of the Spectrum Award. “Gripping”—Starlog Often compared to Ursula Le Guinn’s ground-breaking The Left Hand of Darkness, Dark Water’s Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human (and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival, sexuality and the meaning of life itself. “Haunting and thought-provoking”—Library Journal Descendents of a long marooned group of humans struggle with mutations and infertility and if a cure cannot be found they are doomed to extinction. The colony’s doctor, Anaïs, herself suffers from a sexual deformity. However, her world is turned upside down when she discovers that the preserved corpse of a long-extinct native race carries exactly the same deformities as herself. What is the connection? And can she find the answer to this mystery that has reached back from time to haunt both her and the colony struggling to survive against impossible odds? This edition includes eight new appendices by Stephen Leigh.

     
     
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  • Mictlan (#1)

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  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Human Colonization - Conquest of Other Worlds - Settlers
  • Sex - Erotica - Sexuality

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