The Exile Kiss

George Alec Effinger

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Marîd Audran has risen from hustling on the streets of the decadent Budayeen ghetto to being the right-hand man of one of the Maghreb’s most feared men. As an enforcer for the powerful Friedlander Bey, Marîd is just beginning to enjoy his newfound wealth and privilege, when he and Bey are betrayed by a rival and accused of murder.

Sentenced to exile and abandoned to die in the vast Arabian desert, Marîd and Bey must somehow survive the searing sands and make their way back to the now-hostile Budayeen—and, then, take their vengeance.

By turns thrilling and philosophical, The Exile Kiss is the culmination of one of the great works of modern SF.

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Chapter One 
It never occurred to me that I might be kidnapped. There was no reason why it should. The day had certainly begun innocently enough. I’d snapped wide awake just before dawn, thanks to an experimental add-on I wear on my anterior brain implant. That plug is the one that gives me powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. As far as I know, I’m the only person around with two implants.
 
One of these special daddies blasts me into full consciousness at any hour I choose. I’ve learned to use it along with another daddy that supercharges my body to remove alcohol

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“Phenomenal.”
--Locus on The Exile Kiss

“Truly important.”
--The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction on The Exile Kiss

“Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative. A kind of cyberpunk Raymond Chandler book with dashes of Roger Zelazny, Ian Fleming, and Scheherezade—but altogether original.”
--Robert Silverberg on When Gravity Fails

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George Alec Effinger

A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, George Alec Effinger was the author of What Entropy Means to Me, Schrodinger’s Kitten, and the Marîd Audran sequence that begins with When Gravity Fails. He died in 2002.

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The Exile Kiss
George Alec Effinger

Trade Paperback

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
June 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765313607
ISBN10: 076531360X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99
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