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A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire

BISHOP, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0948893389 / ISBN 13: 9780948893384
Published by Kerosina, Surrey, UK, 1989
Soft cover
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8vo. The uncorrected proof in blue wrappers. 255 pp. With a proof of Within the Eyes of Tyre. Both fine copies. "FIRST EDITION, uncorrected proofs.". Bookseller Inventory # 108923

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Title: A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire

Publisher: Kerosina, Surrey, UK

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seth Latimer, a human member of a family of clones representing a far-future interstellar commercial combine, finds himself marooned on Gla Taus with no way home unless he joins a mission to a neighboring world to negotiate the transfer of a minority population from one planet to the other. The lure of trade expansion versus the grip of local custom and belief sets the story in motion. Secrets and treacherous intentions boil to the surface as diplomacy devolves into brutal expediency against a background of complex gender and religious polarization. The colorful details of alien settings and cultures are lovingly woven into this story of passionate individuals caught up in the sweep of history toward tragedy, change, and eventual renewal.

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