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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

A Original

Wild Cards

Alan Brennert

Tor Books



In Alan Brennert’s “Skin Deep,” we see for the first time the events of September 15, 1946 from the viewpoint of someone living on the West Coast of the United States. Trina Nelson is a pretty, popular sixteen-year-old high school student whose idyllic life took a turn for the tragic because of the Wild Cards virus. Now, she wants nothing more than to live out her days in the shadowy anonymity of the Jokertown on the Santa Monica Pier. But life, it turns out, has still another wild card to deal Trina…

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Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert is the author of the nationally bestselling novels Moloka'i, Honolulu, Palisades Park and Daughter of Moloka'i (all in print from St. Martin’s Press). He received a Nebula Award for his short story “Ma Qui” and an Emmy Award as a writer-producer for the television series L.A. Law, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe (for L.A. Law). He has been nominated three times for the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Teleplay of the Year for his scripts for China Beach, the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone, and the anthology series Darkroom. "A longtime comics fan, Brennert has written occasionally for both DC and Marvel Comics; a collection of his stories for DC has been published as Tales of the Batman: Alan Brennert." He authored the libretto for the off-Broadway musical Weird Romance, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by David Spencer, which was based on his Twilight Zone episode “Her Pilgrim Soul” and James Tiptree Jr./Alice Sheldon’s story “The Girl Who Was Plugged In.” He and his wife live in Malibu, California.

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