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ALIEN LIGHT

Kress, Nancy.

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ISBN 10: 0380707063 / ISBN 13: 9780380707065
Published by Arbor House/Morrow., NY:, 1988
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Kress. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 5823

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Title: ALIEN LIGHT

Publisher: Arbor House/Morrow., NY:

Publication Date: 1988

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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This science fiction novel tells how the human race is at war with the Ged, a species that is baffled by mankind's ability to turn violence upon itself. In order to defeat the humans, the Ged must first understand them, but they don't anticipate that they will meet opposition from a few humans.

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A perennial chestnut on old SF television shows involved the handful of humans who, when locked up by aliens puzzling over our aggressiveness, followed their instincts and fought among themselves. That's the kernel of this first SF novel from fantasy writer Kress, who recently won a Nebula Award for one of her SF stories. The Ged are an old, advanced, rational race shocked by the human violence and unpredictability that is erupting in their peaceful galaxy. To better understand their adversary, they choose the isolated, technologically regressed human colony on Qom, where they offer scientific knowledge to two warring nationsbut only if their representatives get along. This becomes the story, then, of the few people whose minds are opened despite the social, political and cultural barriers they inherited. Although the characters and their actions tend to the melodramatic, the background is well drawn and the conceptual breakthroughs are nicely handled.
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