The corpse people of Planet Keela believe that life is an illusion. Earthman Jaimi Cooper finds their practices bizarre but is attracted by a beautiful tribeswoman. Cooper's task on the planet Keela: offer the native Lukai fair price for their rare ore rhovium, but first convince the powerful Death Woman that he and the Lukai themselves are more than illusions in a world where everyone has already died. The fascinating story of one man confronting a totally alien culture.
Rachel Pollack (1945 - )
Rachel Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She is well known as a science fiction author, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot. She has been a great influence on the women's spirituality movement and on women's SF. She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1989 with Unquenchable Fire and the World Fantasy Award in 1997 with Godmother Night. She has also been shortlisted for the Nebula Award and for the James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Award twice. Rachel Pollack lives in New York.
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