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On Snow in the Desert By Neal Asher

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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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