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Frek and the Elixir
Tor, Apr 2004, 27.95, 476 pp. ISBN: 0765310589 Frek's father Carb, a notorious malcontent, was forced to leave planet earth a few years ago before the Gov and his goons made an example of him. He left behind his wife and son Frek to live in a bio-tweaked house tree in the correct village of Middleville where technology insures everything is done according to ecological righteousness. Though still a preteen, Frek got the message of what happens ...
Master of Space and Time
An engineer and friend inventor develop a device to travel in other dimensions. They go in a parallel universe where the Earth is oppressed by parasite brains. They overthrow the parasites and their leader, but transport one of them on the Earth. ...
Tor, Jun 2002, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0765303663 To add spice to his sagging marriage on the millennium's New Year's Eve, hi tech middle manager Joe Cube plans a special night with his increasingly discontented wife. He brings food, drink, and an experimental TV. However, Joe's idea of fun fails to match that of Jena, who prefers a night of hot sex than watching another of her husband's electronic gadgets. While Jena finds solace in the arms o...