The Alien Trilogy
The Alien Trilogy is for people who consider learning new things, forgiving, and winding up with a sense of humor and a responsible job to be a happy ending.
by Rebecca Ore
Finalist for the 1989 Philip K. Dick Award
All the different ways of being a smart calculating creature doesn’t mean that those creatures don’t do dumb things from time to time, borrow each others’ vices, and can't have hangnails and broken feathers.
“Tom Red-Clay has grown up in the galaxy. Now, in the stunning sequel to BECOMING ALIEN, Tom must return to Earth on a secret mission for the Federation. His marching orders: “Three goals, two obligatory, one optional: research japan, go to dinner with two humans, find a wife.
“Set down in Berkeley, California, a world indeed no less strange to him than Karst, Tom must decipher the intrigues of humans and aliens alike - with the fate of Earth itself riding on his every move.”
— anonymous (Amazon Review)
The scariest species can be your own. And the funniest, including you. In the end, a happy enough ending involves accepting creatures for what they are and can be. And every country boy made good out among strangers needs an extreme servant.
“The last book of the trilogy doesn't pull any punches. Red Clay is a conflicted character.…on the one hand he hates having come from a world of war and prejudice.…on the other hand he slowly, and painfully comes to terms of who he is, and how far he’s gone. …[A] coming of age story for Tom Red Clay, and for Earth.”
— Vincent Westerband (Amazon Review)