Thursday, January 5, 2017

Spotlight: Rarity from the Hollow

Note: I read this book in December of 2015. You can see my review here. When I originally wrote my review, I said the book was bizarre and really strange. It was certainly unique, but I'm afraid that bizarre might have been a strong word that could have possible scared some readers off. In fact, I meant it as a compliment. Rarity from the Hollow was a very good read and it stuck with me long after I read it.

Since my original reading, the author has changed a few things. In his own words, "some of the stronger language was toned down, the political allegory was strengthened, and a formatting error which affected the internal dialogue in the first edition was fixed." The book also received a new cover and blurb. While I haven't had a chance to read the book since these changes have taken place, I hope to fit this book into my 2017 schedule.




Rarity from the Hollow

Robert Eggleton



Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.

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Praise for Rarity from the Hollow


“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest

“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

. "…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them… profound… a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy."
Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.”
Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.”
Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

“…Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.”
The Baryon Review

About the Author

I recently retired after 52 years of contributions into the U.S. Social Security fund so that I could write and promote my fiction. I’m a former mental health psychotherapist in West Virginia. But, after coming home drained from working with child abuse victims, I didn't have the energy left to begin its self-promotion. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program in my home state (see here). A listing of services that are supported can be found here.

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