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Red dust : a novel / Yoss ; translated from the Spanish by David Frye.

Yoss, 1969- (author.). Frye, David L., (translator.).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville F Yos (Text) 32604060229048 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett ON ORDER (Text) GPL9781632062468 Stacks On order -

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  • ISBN: 9781632062468
  • ISBN: 1632062461
  • Physical Description: 169 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Restless Books paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, [2020]

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"From beloved Cuban science fiction author Yoss comes a bitingly funny space-opera homage to Raymond Chandler, about a positronic robot detective on the hunt for some extra-dangerous extraterrestrial criminals. On the intergalactic trading station William S. Burroughs, profit is king and aliens are the kingmakers. Earthlings have bowed to their superior power and weaponry, though the aliens, praying-mantis-like Grodos with pheromonal speech and gargantuan Collosaurs with a limited sense of humor, kindly allow them to do business through properly controlled channels. That's where our hero comes in, name of Raymond. As part of the android police force, this positronic robot detective navigates both worlds, human and alien, keeping order and evaporating wrongdoers. But nothing in his centuries of experience prepares him for Makrow 34, a fugitive Cetian perp with psi powers. Meaning he can alter the shape of the Gaussian bell curve of statistical probability--making it rain indoors, say, or causing a would-be captor to shoot himself in the face. Raymond will need all his training--and all his careful study of Chandler's hardbitten cops--to meet his match. As he did in his brilliantly funny and sharp science-fiction parables A Planet for Rent, Super Extra Grande, and Condomnauts, Yoss makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar in Red Dust, giving us an unforgettable half-human hero and a richly imagined universe where the bad guys are above the laws of physics."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Extraterrestrial beings > Fiction.
Androids > Fiction.
Human-alien encounters > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Space operas (Fiction)

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