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I was soooooo happy to find this book via the interlibrary loan system! Not that the writing is stupendous, or that the proposed sequels ever saw the light of day...but this book is very special to me.

I found this book when I was 17 years old. It brings up some serious sociological, psychological and physiological questions about the difference between Humans and two alien races when a Human scientist is recruited to join the Ellls and the Varoks on their secret moon base. The author did a fantastic job of creating the differences between the three races, as well as the main character's Human reactions to both the others.

To top it off, there's a romance! And this was back in the late 70s, when SF didn't HAVE much romance in their books.

In any case, I still clearly remember thinking to myself, '*I* can write a book like this.' And that was the moment I decided to become a writer.

Even if the book isn't that great (though the philosophical and psycho-sociological aspects still play well,) the only reason I have any published material is because of Cary Neeper and her first novel.

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