Dark Water's Embrace

Stephen Leigh
Dark Water's Embrace  Cover

Dark Water's Embrace


This was a really terrific novel. It was really well written. It delivered quite an emotional punch and I could barely put it down. It's rather complex, with multiple story lines played out simultaneously and changing voices. But I had no trouble following it. It follows the descendants of nine stranded space explorers on a distant planet called Mictlan. One of the descendants is a hermaphrodite and their mere presence throws the colony into disarray. At the same time, it tells the story of the beginning of the end of the indigenous population two thousand years prior to human's arrival. It won the Gaylactic Spectrum Award in 1999.

Come visit my blog for the full review...