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If William Gibson is the father of Cyber-punk science fiction, then Orson Scott Card is the modern voice that set the direction of modern science fiction. A spoof of the space epic, Star Wars, created with special effects made from household appliances available in any hardware store. She will usually remain childless to the conclusion of the story, but if she does have any children (with the hero), prophecies and proof will surface that her offspring are extremely special, gifted, and powerful and are destined to save the world, universe, rabbit-kind, blah blah.

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Publisher: Greenbush Press; 2 edition (November 16, 2013)


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