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Yellow Matter

A Novella by

Originally published by TAL Publications
as a numbered, signed chapbook
limited to 500 copies
December, 1993

Shopgirl. We all know the story, told in a hundred ways, of the poor girl who is taken under the wing/exploited by the rich man. Pygmalion. That's a version of it. When it's a story told for men, it's about a way a man can get what he needs from a woman without paying the terrible price a woman of his "class" might extract. When it's a story told for women... well, sometimes they call that Romance, and the man rises above the selfish ways of other men, and lifts the woman up to his side, all grace and beauty and... right. Pretty woman. That's a version of the story too. So meet Thomas Morley, who lives a grand life on an alien world, out among the glorious stars of a wondrous science fictional future. Thomas Morley, who will live a thousand years, and work sixteen hours a day, every day, to earn the money to pay for the healthcare that will keep him alive. Not quite the glorious future we like to imagine. Then Thomas Morley meets a huge, insect-like alien named Koprenil Eti, who wants to be his very good, and very wealthy, friend. And in Morley's world, you hear stories about these things...

Genre: Science Fiction

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