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Summary

A brand-new book by master storyteller Nancy Kress

Set in the near future, Nancy Kress' story gives us a world increasingly hostile to new ideas as religious fundamentalism dictates social agenda and where the primary use of science is to bolster these very same uncompromising attitudes.

This is a world we can imagine very easily, since the author takes us down the sliding slope very gently. Years pass, and attitudes change a little bit here...and a little bit there till the cumulative impact of these cultural changes becomes a thought-controlling nightmare.

Annabel Lee is a child of this society but unique. She has been infected by a long-dormant alien parasite. But this "infection" may be the only hope for the world, if she can survive long enough.

Therese Pieczynski's companion piece predates the world Nancy Kress gives us and takes us to back to 1980s Nicaragua, where a strange demon lurks.

©2013 Nancy Kress, Therese Pieczynski (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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"Kress at her best." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Dale H. Reimer
  • 24-08-17

great story idea.

I loved it but wasn't sure about the last bit that seemed totally disconnected from the rest of the story.