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The whole cabinet was comprised of former actors and actresses who found a second career in running the country. The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. For instance, Catholicism, Judaism and Islam, and of course Christianity in general, are frequently mentioned religious groups. Are there any other, perhaps more obscure pieces of literarily significant sci-fi? These stories are often on "frontier" colony worlds (colonies that have only recently been terraformed and/or settled) serving as stand-ins for the backdrop of lawlessness and economic expansion that were predominant in the American west.

Pages: 288

Publisher: Pink Kiss Publishing Company (January 25, 2012)

ISBN: 098474553X

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