Quiet Post

Parsina Press
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From the author of POLLY! and TREK TO MADWORLD comes a truly bizarre comedy of outlandish proportions.

The Quasiverse: A land that’s a combination of Oz, Wonderland, Discworld, and general surreality, where anything can happen and often does; a land of snow globe mines and french fries plantations; a land where bossy birds can have teeth and locks can be very particular about how you stick a key in them; a land where you never know what color the sky will be when you wake up in the morning and where murder victims can be only randomly dead.

Martia Rosenthal is escaping from a bad love affair, and enlists for a diplomatic assignment in the Quasiverse. With the combination of her wealth and the position of sub-legate, she’s assured it will be a quiet post. But she reckons without the vagaries of this bizarre world, where the unusual nature of her friends, as well as her enemies, threatens to end her sanity, if not her very life.

Quiet Post is an absurdist comedy with surprises around every turn and smiles never far from your lips.
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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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Aug 16, 2014
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Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Humorous
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