What better way to start off August than with the paperback publication of an engaging science fiction novel from the united pens of master storytellers Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice? In PROMISED LAND (4), a young woman returns to her provincial home planet to settle her mothers estate and discovers that property laws have taken a strange turn on this harsh frontier world. Not only is she required to live on the land for a year, but she has acquired a husband, courtesy of her deceased parent. Theres nothing for it but to live together until some kind of legal resolution can be reached; if only she can manage to survive the very different ecology. Writing with their customary wit, subtlety and intelligence, Ms. Felice and Ms. Willis deliver a quirky adventure full of eye-catching detail guaranteed to tickle your reading fancy.
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Melinda Helfer