A World Called Solitude

Parsina Press

Birk Aaland is a political outcast from
Earth's tyranny, and has been living for years on a planet inhabited
solely by robots, ever since his ship crashed here. Now another ship
has crashed, and there is again a single survivor -- a woman who's
desperate to warn Earth of an alien invasion. But Birk is perfectly
happy with his current exile -- until a twist of fate intervenes,
causing each of them to re-evaluate their lives and their total
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About the author

Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Stephen Goldin has lived in California since 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky, with whom he co-wrote the first edition of the highly acclaimed nonfiction book The Business of Being a Writer. His current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series.

He served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as the organization’s Western Regional Director. He has lived with cats all his adult life. Artistically, he enjoys Broadway musicals and surrealist art.

Learn more about him at his Web site, http://stephengoldin.com.

Get updates on his doings at his blog, The Ingesterie.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorStephenGoldin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevegoldin

Learn about Stephen Goldin’s other ebooks at http://stephengoldin.com/ebibliography.html.

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Parsina Press
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Published on
Oct 7, 2011
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Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

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