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A very special book, featuring in a single volume (under two beautiful covers), two spectacular short novels: "On a world without women, who are the New People?" The New People by Alex Jeffers, set on the watery planet Rahab in the distant future, presents a society where no females have been born for generations and where science has made it possible for men to continue in a single-sex world. But most males there are still born heterosexually oriented. The biological and existential conundrum inherent in this situation eventually answers the question of who the "New People" are and what their agenda is. But in the process of unfolding for the reader the nature of Rahab's society, Jeffers creates beautifully rendered characters and a deeply moving story that will surprise the reader throughout and leave a lasting impression. "A stunning act of betrayal on a deadly world!" Brandon H. Bell's Elegant Threat...On the Demise of Captain Fantomas Patton-Guerrero and Loss of La Amenaza Elegente is a lovely, stirring, startling story focused on a group of far future humans making their living by wrangling the strange fauna of a deadly oceanic moon while facing impending conflict with their Post-Singularity cousins and sectarian strife within their own ranks. Though Bell foreshadows his story's conclusion from the very beginning, he has crafted such engaging characters that one cannot help but hold out hope that somehow disaster will be averted. Together, the two stories form a remarkable duo, the first M-Brane SF Double.

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  • Alex Jeffers on The New People:
For three hundred years, since the inexplicable global tragedy known as Eve's judgment, Rahab has been a world without women. For three hundred years, baby boys have been conceived of two dads' sperm, combined by the alchemists of the Ministry of Births and brought to term in the world's nine nurseries. For three hundred years, few have questioned the on-going tragedy that the majority of Rahab's population, instinctively drawn to a sex that no longer exists, lives without true passion, without love. Women will return, must return: science will defeat Eve's judgment or Rahab will be reunited with the greater universe of two-sexed humanity.When bombs destroy the nursery at Haven, the people and government of Rahab must reconsider their assumptions about how their world works and how it is to continue into the future. Were the terrorists the authors of the New People's Manifesto, a seditious document demanding the Ministry of Births do all in its power to encourage a new generation of men equipped to find love and fulfillment with other men? Or was it the god botherers, a secretive cult that believes not only women were meant to die as a result of Eve's judgment but all life on Rahab?A young businessman, Jafet, a man extraordinary only in that he once knew passion, survives the bombing of Haven's nursery. He learns that his long-lost love, the popular singer Evren, was also in the nursery--was widowed and gravely injured by the bombs. Because of Jafet's sympathy with the aims of the New People, the Ministry of Safety & Security takes an interest in him. He nearly becomes infatuated with the operative assigned to watch him, only to discover Nisim is one of those unfortunates entirely incapable of comprehending intimacy with another man. The sad shock of Nisim's rejection leads Jafet to explore his past, the idyllic days of his and Evren's love and its painful end. As the nihilistic cult that attempted to end life on Rahab is uncovered and brought to justice, Jafet learns that he and Evren--and Evren's dead husband, a man much like Nisim--are the first New People, whose lives and examples will change their world.
  • Praise for Brandon H. Bell's writing:
  •  "When I read Brandon Bell's ...[work].., it made me think of Garth Nix's The Keys to the Kingdom series. In both cases, the author has created an atmosphere that is truly unique to the story being told. In both cases, the atmosphere is just as much a character in the book as anyone... the whole setting is so unusual and unsettling that everything that happens has a sense of unease about it." --John Klima, editor Electric Velocipede, Editor's Choice OWW February 2008
  •  "Nice irony and ties to space westerns. ","My nominee as weirdest, which I consider a good thing.", "Good images." --Mark L. Van Name, writer & former Executive Vice President for Ziff-Davis Media, Spacewesterns.com Senryu Contest 2008
  • "I like the description... and I know a girl named Meg..." --Seamus Kevin Fahey, former Staff Writer Battlestar Galactica, Spacewesterns.com Senryu Contest 2008
  •  "...dark (yet searing) and grim (yet hopeful) and grand (yet intimate)." --Chris Fletcher, editor M-Brane SF, describing a story by Bell, M-Brane SF #5

About the Author:

  • Alex Jeffers: Writer (of various sorts of fiction and, as professionally required, copy). Editor/copyeditor/proof reader (my own and others' writings). Reader (catholic, if not Roman). Designer (as far as it goes). Seamster (out of practice these days). Gardener (presently sans garden, alackaday). Listener (to music, to friends, to crazy people). Commenter (not so much, really, though I do talk, perhaps too much, to the cats). Drinker (put-hair-on-your-chest* black coffee mostly, spiced with the occasional Earl Grey, pinot grigio, Campari, gin, or Irish whiskey). Smoker (I know, all right, so just be quiet). Dreamer (actually, I almost never recall my dreams). Ivy League grad (it's true!). Tattooed and pierced person (you can take that on trust). Quasi Muslim (if, you know, I believed in God). Football fan (no, not American football: real football, what you call soccer). Gay man.
"The New People is a lyrical, intricate story of passion and regret that hooks your heart and never stops tugging. Alex Jeffers creates a tragic but beautiful future full of dazzling details and imagination. Excellent and memorable."--Sandra McDonald, author of Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories
  • Brandon Bell: Brandon H. Bell is a writer of weird fiction and co-editor of The Aether Age: Helios & editor of Fantastique Unfettered: A Periodical of Liberated Literature. His work has appeared in publications from Hadley Rille and M-Brane SF, as well as zines such as Everyday Weirdness, Nossa Morte, and The Lovecraft eZine. He is an advocate for sensible copyright and Creative Commons licensing, a member of the Outer Alliance (supporting his GBLTQ counterparts in the genre community) and a Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist.
"Nice irony and ties to space westerns. ","My nominee as weirdest, which I consider a good thing.", "Good images." --Mark L. Van Name, writer & former Executive Vice President for Ziff-Davis Media, Spacewesterns.com Senryu Contest 2008

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