Circling UranusSamegenders in Space & Elsewhere (novella)
By the old one! on August 30, 2017
Kudos to Ms. Baeli! This story is fantastic. Talk about covering some ground (or space) in a short book—this is a prime example of brilliant writing. Science Fic—yes. Les/fic—somewhat. Adventure—yes. Homesteading–yes. Perseverance—-yes. Bravery—yes. Humor—yes. I liked Story but it was Shrtz that really grabbed me—-and can she ever “grab”! I enjoyed the references to “Clan of the Cave Bear” because it is one of my all time favorite series. I also thought the POTUS anagram was exceptionally well done. If you have any trepidation about reading this—-just go for it. Everything that Ms. Baeli writes is amazing but this was a well thought out and unique story. Thanks to the author for a thought provoking read.
Squee!! It’s a dream come true and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Author, India Bell wrote this bestseller on a dare and as a spoof while we were getting to know her and Tegan in the delightful Rain Falls series. Now, here it actually is all gelatinously and lovingly fleshed out in black and white. The story begins with our goofball hero, Story Book, who becomes trapped on a marooned space prison ship with another survivor, a Cephalosapien named Shrtz. They spend several weeks trapped on the ship filled with humorous and awkward moments getting to know one another while trying to rescue themselves from their dire situation. Part of the hilarity from the original Rain Falls series is that India Bell wrote a sexy scene involving tentacles. It has been realized here, and I must say, it was … kinda hot … Anyway, what began as a humorous scifi lesbian romp evolved into a survival story of solidarity and community with a brilliant play on space and time based on actual scientific theory. The best part is that this story has just begun and we can look forward to more from this interesting universe of characters.