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Synopsis: Secret Matter is a science-fiction romance novel. It won a 1990 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Science Fiction. In 1999, it was one of five books nominated to be the first ever inducted into the Gay Lesbian Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
The story tells of the arrival of a race of aliens. They have cameleon-like autonomic functions in their skin coloration which reveal their emotional and psychological states. Thus they are fundamentally unable to lie. For them homosexual activity is consistent with their biology and normal in their culture. Recognizing our society's objection to homosexual activity, however, they try to hide their true nature. The tension created between the two cultures confuses their mission in coming to our world.
The plot is a sweet love story about the relationship between a young gay man and one of the aliens. Through several levels the protagonist slowly uncovers the truth about the aliens' "secret life," including, finally, the fact that they aren't really alien at all, but rather come from a parallel world of Earth. The punch line is that in the creation myth of the Garden of Eden in their world their "Adam & Eve" did NOT commit original sin and their reward was both their inability to hide the truth and their homosexuality. The novel is about the importance of coming out and the innocence of gay experience.
From the Publisher: Lambda Literary Award winner in the category Gay Men's Science Fiction. One of five books nominated to be the first title ever inducted into the Gaylaxian Science Fiction Hall of Fame
Title: Secret Matter
Publisher: Lavender Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Lavender Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Seller Inventory # mon0001212503
Book Description Lavender Press. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Seller Inventory # G0938743139I4N10
Book Description Lavender Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_205346462
Book Description Condition: good. 272 Gramm. Seller Inventory # M00938743139-G
Book Description Lavender Press, 1st edition, US July 1990, 1990. paperback, trade original, fine condition,198pp. Gay science fiction novel. Described as sweet, sexy and suspenseful, and utopian fantasy. Seller Inventory # 824
Book Description Lavender Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0938743139
Book Description Lavender Press, South Norwalk, CT, 1990. Paperback. 200p., very good first US edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Gay science fiction novel. Lambda Literary Award-winner. Seller Inventory # 19833
Book Description Lavender Press, U.S.A., 1990. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 0938743139 Stated First Edition. This book is inscribed by the author, "David, I hope you'll enjoy discovering the secrets, Toby Johnson." No marks or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, Soft cover. Summary: When aliens arrived from space, Kevin Anderson had no idea the visitors' real reason for coming to Earth would ever affect him. he was, after all, just a young architect fresh out of college working on the reconstruction of San Francisco after the Great 1996 Earthquake. But one bright summer afternoon at Land's End beach, Kevin met a Visitor. And his life was never the same again. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 017933
Book Description Lavender Press, South Norwalk, CT, 1990. Trade Paper. Condition: Very Good. Very good trade paperback. Small black mark inside front cover. Lambda Literary Award Winner. Seller Inventory # 091127-L252
Book Description Lavender Pr, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020938743139