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Alien Embassy (Panther science fiction) [Mass Market Paperback]

Ian Watson
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9 Aug 1979 Panther science fiction
In 22nd-century Africa a young girl from a quiet home is selected for Starlight by the Space Communications Administration, and will travel to the stars to communicate and exchange knowledge with their alien inhabitants. The award-winning author's many other novels include "The Jonah Kit".
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (9 Aug 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586045716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586045718
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,026,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book from an underrated author 6 July 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Like many of Ian Watson's books a summary of the plot of Alien Embassy is pretty bizarre. Lila Makindi, a young African girl in a 22nd century that has turned it's back on much technology since a catastrophic late 20th century war, is chosen by by a mysterious agency called Bardo to join a programme of communication with alien races. This is achieved telepathically with the use of tantric sex! Soon Lila will discover that this is a front for something far more dangerous.
Possibly the first SF book to feature a black female as the main character, Alien Embassy is a well written and thought-provoking read. Like all of the Ian Watson books I have read this is a very good book and recommended to genre fans.
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