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On Snow in the Desert By Neal Asher


Neal Asher’s “Snow in the Desert”. It’s not about the precipitation of which we’ve had way too much. Snow is an albino whose testicles are worth a great deal of money in certain quarters.

He lives on a desert world called Vatch. The story concerns those who would have said anatomy in a stasis box versus Snow’s desire to remain intact. Along the way, he meets a remarkable young woman with a third agenda.

Why is Snow so sought after? Why can’t people just leave him alone? What does the girl really want? Is the desert a metaphor? Neal Asher continues to explore the meaning of “human” in a story well worth reading. Or is it really a love story?

Found in The Gabble and Other Stories and available via Nightshade books.

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