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Rococo

by Sue Hollister Barr

Rococo - Sue Hollister Barr
Editions:Kindle: $ 0.99
ISBN: 978-0-9861917-3-2
Pages: 193
Paperback: $ 7.99
ISBN: 978-0-9861917-2-5
Pages: 192

It's the year 2100. Nan has had to leave her peaceful home above what used to be the Arctic Circle for something extraordinarily old-fashioned: a physical meeting with someone in, of all places, a city. If she doesn't contract a fatal disease first, she might choke to death on Manhattan's Rococo holography. And why hasn't she heard anything from her best friend, Trix? But things are about to get a whole lot worse than having dinner with the man who hired her to devise a craft, which should get all those annoying aliens off welfare and back to their home planet.

Sue Hollister Barr's first publishing credits included articles in The New York Times and Twisted, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek horror novel first published conventionally in 1992 and still selling. "Holly" has also taught creative writing, with the blessings of state certification, and was senior editor for a literary agency for ten years.

"Welcome, my dearest dear, to Rococo—a novella with as many plot flourishes as its name suggests. In a richly imagined future, Nan is designing the propulsion system for a vessel with a mysterious itinerary, and she's working for an elusive boss. Her work, she discovers, is of interest to many parties, and she has the dark suspicion that not all that interest is healthy. There is indeed something sinister afoot, and the voice of Nan's grandfather echoes in her mind: 'Only you can overcome this.'

Sue Hollister Barr's characters will draw you into this tale, leading you through fantastic settings and swirling twists. But be warned: once may not be enough. Rococo is a story that invites—and rewards—re-reading."

Amanda Coffin, Editor

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Tropes: Aliens Among Us, Person in Distress, Possession, Reluctant Hero, Uploaded Consciousness, Waiting/Sleeping Evil

Languages Available: English

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Reviews:Amanda Coffin, Editor wrote:

Welcome, my dearest dear, to Rococo—a novella with as many plot flourishes as its name suggests. In a richly imagined future, Nan is designing the propulsion system for a vessel with a mysterious itinerary, and she’s working for an elusive boss. Her work, she discovers, is of interest to many parties, and she has the dark suspicion that not all that interest is healthy. There is indeed something sinister afoot, and the voice of Nan’s grandfather echoes in her mind: “Only you can overcome this.”

Sue Hollister Barr’s characters will draw you into this tale, leading you through fantastic settings and swirling twists. But be warned: once may not be enough. Rococo is a story that invites—and rewards—re-reading.

Stefan Al, Author wrote:

Read this book for a roller coaster ride through a dark and dazzling future! This dystopia is as good as it gets with unexpected twists, bizarre humor, sharp dialogue, and new insights into our present. Highly recommended!

Zaoliyik, Reader wrote:

Great, gripping speculative fiction!


About the Author

Thanks for dropping by! My ambition is to delight you with genre fiction that's well-written and cleverly crafted. But I warn you that my stuff's raunchy and highly irreverent; my dark humor isn't for the squeamish or the politically correct. Recently Hugo-nominated, I'm super-psyched about my new, already critically acclaimed sci fi novella Ships, available for 99 cents on Kindle. My first publishing credits included The New York Times and Twisted, a conventionally published novel that's still selling in my new author's edition. I've published several sci fi books since, been senior editor at a literary agency, taught creative writing with the blessings of the state of New York, and am currently an active member of SFWA.

Hope you have as much fun reading what's below as I had writing it!