You'll find more on the Meisha
presenting the Sime~Gen Novels.
|House of Zeor
In The Unity Trilogy
|Fantasy Review April 1986
Lorrah, Jean. Ambrov Keon. [A Sime/Gen novel.] DAW, New York, February 1986, 256p. $2.95 paper. ISBN --0-88677-109-9
In The Unity Trilogy
|... Lorrah adds her solo effort to the series with a
bang-up story of one Simes' attempts to disjunct -- to eschew the
killing of Gens.
Risa Tigue, an intelligent young Sime businesswoman, meets Sergi ambrov Keon, one of the Companions who donates selyn voluntearily to Channels, the Simes who can take selyn without killing the Gen and then transfer it to disjunct Simes. Sergi recognizes Risa as a powerful potential Channel and persuades her to try to disjunct and then learn to use her abilities. He also wants to marry her, but Risa is wary of any restrictions on her freedom.
Lorrah has crafted an effective and suspenseful narrative, skillfully inserting background information without interrupting the tension and flow of the story. the ambience of Keon is a new dimension to the series, and fans will demand this vital episode.
-----------------------Susan L. Nickerson
|Fantasy Review, November 1986
Lictenberg, Jacqueline, and Jean Lorrah. Zelerod's Doom. DAW, NY, August 1986, 277p. $3.50 paper ISBN 0-88677-145-5
The Unity Trilogy
|... Mathematician Zelerod had predicted statistically
that the day would come when the number of Gens would equal the number
of Simes, and when each Sime had taken the selyn from a Gen (killing the
Gen in the process), the Simes would die of attrition, thus ending the
human race on Earth.
This day is fast approaching. Drought and famine, government mismanagement, and the depredations of Freeband Raiders have so diminished the Gen population that the Householdings are the only stable sources of supply.
Devotees of the series are gonna love this! Lichtenberg and
Lorrah pull out all the stops and present Doom in magnified
scael: armies clashing, pain, terror, diplomatic ructions, all the usual
alarums and excursions write large on a vast stage. Totally
engrossing, this novel is not the place to begin for new readers, for
the farther the authors get into the series, the more perfunctory become
their bits of background explanation. The novels no longer stand
alone very well, but who cares? Anyone who can accept the basic
premise of the human race mutated into two symbiotic sub-groups will
probably be sucked in completely and will have to read all the
episodes. Doom includes a list of characters and a helpful
(though incomplete) glossary. Recommended.