book cover of Catalyst


A Novel of Alien Contact
A novel by

Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
This psychologically complex science-fiction novel focuses on a sensitive adolescent making the difficult transition from childhood into adolescent sexuality and adult society. A boy, fleeing a bullying classmate, inadvertently makes first contact with a race of aliens who live beneath the surface of his planet. Exploring such subjects as the dynamics of dysfunctional families and human society's greed-based political system, the book has eerie psychological undercurrents and tells an emotionally compelling and surprisingly sensual story.

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Catalyst
Author(s): Nina Kiriki Hoffman
ISBN: 1-892391-38-4 / 978-1-892391-38-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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