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Queen Bee by Keith Brooke

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

Colvin Stark only ventures out from the domed city of Vishwan because Joanie has left him. She's fled to Chorale, a settlement deep in the jungle of the colony planet Rhapsody, a world where native and Terran biochemistries clash and compete. Most Rhapsodian lifeforms are harmless; many induce hallucinations, euphoria or sheer, irreversible insanity; some are deadly. Stark must brave them all if he is to find Joanie, but worst of all he must confront his own destiny.

Traditional science fiction with a contemporary spin, "Queen Bee" showcases the short fiction talent of an author described by Locus as belonging in "the recognized front ranks of SF writers".

Published: 25 Sep 2011

Keith Brooke

Keith Brooke's first novel, Keepers of the Peace, appeared in 1990, since when he has published seven more adult novels, six collections, and over 70 short stories.

Keith's novel Genetopia was published by Pyr in February 2006 and was their first title to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly; The Accord, published by Solaris in 2009, received another starred PW review and was optioned for film.

His most recent novel, Harmony (published in the UK as alt.human), is a big exploration of aliens, alternate history and the Fermi paradox published in 2012 by Solaris and shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award.

2012 also saw publication of Strange Divisions and Alien Territories: the Sub-genres of Science Fiction, an academic exploration of SF from the perspectives of a dozen top authors in the field (edited by Keith Brooke, published by Palgrave Macmillan).

Writing as Nick Gifford, his teen fiction is published by Puffin, with one novel also optioned for the movies by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish's Caveman Films.

He writes reviews for the Guardian, teaches creative writing at the University of Essex, and lives with his wife Debbie in Wivenhoe, Essex.

more infinity plus books by Keith Brooke:

Riding the Serpent Expatria: the box set Parallax View infinity plus: quintet The Accord Genetopia Jurassic and the Great Tree Lord of Stone Head Shots infinities Liberty Spin: tales of scientifiction Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes Segue: into the strange Embrace: tales from the dark side

the infinity plus shuffle:

Meridian Days Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie? Penumbra The Sculptor The Emoticon Generation The Accord Red Dot Irreal Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews All the Little Gods We Are