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Splintegrate

Splintegrate

Deborah Teramis Christian

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Deborah Teramis Christian returns to science fiction with a rousing stand-alone sequel to fan favorite Mainline.

One of the many charms of planet Lyndir is the Between-World, home to the licensed entertainers of the Sa'adani Empire. There, at a palatial house of domination called Tryst, professional dominatrix Kes has become a celebrity attraction whose fame and exclusivity draws a rarified clientele.

Her most devoted client is Janus, a major crime boss on Lyndir and elsewhere. But when a high-powered imperial authority decides she wants Janus out of the way, she identifies Kes as his greatest vulnerability. The seductive domina would never betray a client's trust, but a mortal threat to her Between-World sisters forces her cooperation with Janus's enemy.

Altered against her will, she is turned into a brutal weapon by Splintegrate cloning technology. It will take help from some unlikely avenues and an enormous triumph of will for Kes to survive the government's machinations. . . and pursue the independence she's craved her entire life.


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Polished black plassteel façade, muted reflection of hot red neon glowbars marking sign and playhouse door. Shimmerscreen across that portal, hologhosts moving in shadow-embrace within it, hinting at the fantasies...

Praise for Splintegrate

“There is never a dull moment in this thoroughly developed science fiction novel; the adventure and background will delight readers, with cultures and subcultures, science, and interspace politics explained throughout.”— Booklist

For Mainline:

“Impressively ambitious…Fast, clever, and substantial…A writer to watch.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Splendid. A fast fun read…Ambitious…Dynamite.”—Larry Niven

“A smart, tightly plotted thriller...Explosive.”—Walter Jon Williams

“Impressive.”—Detroit Free Press, four stars

“A fascinating, complex high-tech thriller.”—Locus

For The Truthsayer's Apprentice:

“Has the dark shadows and hard clarity of the Icelandic sagas as well as [her] own unique vision and sensibilities. The world she creates is solidly conceived and thoroughly convincing. The intensity and high drama never slacken. Best yet, there's more to come.”—Lloyd Alexander, Newbery-winning author of The Black Cauldron

“This is full-bore, straight-ahead storytelling, fast-paced and compelling, with very real characters. If you like Robin Hobb, you'll like this!” —Jennifer Roberson, author of Swordbreaker

“A fresh approach to old-fashioned storytelling. A new voice in the field I hope to hear more from.”—C.J. Cherryh, author of Fortress of Eagles

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Deborah Teramis Christian

DEBORAH TERAMIS CHRISTIAN is a US Army veteran, a former intelligence translator, and at various times has worked as a tech writer, journalist, role-playing game designer, editor, publisher, and sociologist. These days she is a recovering geek, having left a long career in computer systems work, and has returned to her first loves: world building, and writing science fiction and fantasy. She currently resides in Tennessee.

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