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When Dr. Herbert T. Francis lands on Zohu, he is surprised to find a planet run completely by elderly female humanoids: the Mothers of the Three Lands. Replete with his Earth superiority complex, Dr. Francis arrives as a conqueror but quickly finds himself a captive, chosen to undergo a Zohu woman?s adulthood ceremony as her consort.
As he waits to be released back to Earth, Dr. Francis studies the Zohu people, recording their language and codes of society and religion. But it?s not until the night before he leaves that he hears the story of the Great Contention, when men made war on women and burned the planet. This devastation led to their current crises: rising temperatures and falling birthrates.a
Moved by his time with the gentle Zohu people, Dr. Francis confesses that his original mission was to discover how Earth could conquer Zohu. Now, he vows to help renew their planet instead.
When he returns to Earth however, the United Space government won?t allow him to renege on his assignment. And soon, a military strike force is en route to Zohu?
Can a planet that values peace and the flow of nature survive an encounter with the power-mad rulers of Earth?
About the Author:
Farrell Winter, a writer and an illustrator since the age of five, has written articles and short stories for music and political publications; scripts and storyboards for seventeen community access cable television programs produced by his video production company, A Community of Artists; as well as additional memoirs, short stories, and poetry. He is currently researching his autobiography.
Published in the Redwood Writers anthology Vintage Voices and in several Sitting Room anthologies, including a tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin in 2013, Winter also won an honorable mention at the San Mateo County Fair for his goddess haiku ?San Ra? in 2010. He is an active member of the Redwood branch of the California Writers Club, the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, and is listed in the Literary Guild?s Directory of Sonoma County Writers.
East Coast born and bred, Winter now lives with his family in California, where he enjoys hiking, bicycle riding, reading, editing, and writing.
Title: Zohu: A Land Ruled by Women
Publisher: WinterLand Publishing
Book Condition: Good
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