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Workin’ On The Chain Gang

The Nearest Fire  (Torin, book 2)

By Cherry Wilder

29 May, 2018

Miscellaneous Reviews

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1980’s The Nearest Fire is the second volume in Cherry Wilder’s Torin series.

Yolo Harn is principled and inflexible. Her righteous fury leads to an angry assault, a crime Yolo will regret for the rest of her life. Regardless of her motivation, assault is assault. Nothing for it but to send her off to prison.

Offered a poisoned amnesty, one that would trade a jail term for lifelong vassalage, Yolo sticks to her principles and declines the offer. Affronted, officials send Yolo away, to serve out her term in distant Itsik, the worst prison colony on Torin. 

That act of spite places Torin’s destiny in Yolo’s hands.

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A Starman Waiting in the Sky

The Luck of Brin’s Five  (Torin, book 1)

By Cherry Wilder

24 Mar, 2018

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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1977’s The Luck of Brin’s Five is the first volume in Cherry Wilder’s hard-SF Torin trilogy.

Hard times have come to the family of weavers known as Brin’s Five. Death by starvation is a distinct possibility. Salvation comes in the form of a flaming object that crashes down into a nearby lake. Or rather, it comes in the form of the alien from deepest space who escapes from the plummeting space-plane. 

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