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August 1, 2010

>Another free science fiction ebook from the publisher Phoenix Pick will be available August 2-31. August’s pick is Stephen Leigh’s ‘Dark Water’s Embrace.’ Stephen also writes under the pseudonym of S.L. Farrell.

The Coupon Code is 9991300
Instructions and download link at

From the publisher:
Often compared to Ursula K. Le Guin’s ground-breaking The Left Hand of
Darkness, Dark Water’s Embrace is a fascinating look at issues of human
(and alien) sexuality. Stephen Leigh creates a rich world with elaborate
care and uses this alien backdrop to delve into issues of survival,
sexuality and the meaning of life itself.

Descendents of a long marooned group of humans struggle with mutations and
infertility and if a cure cannot be found they are doomed to extinction.

The colony’s doctor, Anaïs, herself suffers from a sexual deformity.
However, her world is turned upside down when she discovers that the
preserved corpse of a long-extinct native race carries exactly the same
deformities as herself.

What is the connection? And can she find the answer to this mystery that
has reached back from time to haunt both her and the colony struggling to
survive against impossible odds?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2010 3:58 pm

    >I loved Left Hand of Darkness so I will be reading this. Thanks!

  2. August 3, 2010 9:48 pm

    >Elizabeth, you're welcome. I can't resist passing on ways to read SF for free!

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