Degranon (Paperback)

A Science Fiction Adventure

By Duane Simolke

iUniverse, 9780595317134, 216pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2004

List Price: 14.95*
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This revised version of Duane Simolke's science fiction adventure "Degranon" features more gay characters and a sharper focus on diversity themes. On the planet Valchondria, no illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, a group called "the Maintainers" carefully monitors everyone's speech, actions, and weight; the Maintainers also force so-called "colorsighted" people to hide their ability to see in color.

The brilliant scientist Taldra loves her twin gay sons and thinks of them as the hope for Valchondria's future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

"A must read."
--Joe Wright, reviewer for StoneWall Society (http: //

"A reminder of the danger of fanaticism."
--Mark Kendrick, author of the gay time-travel romance "Stealing Some Time."

"Duane Simolke's latest offering is a fascinating scifi excursion into a world as unique as his singular vision."
--Ronald L. Donaghe, author of the series "Common Threads in the Life," which includes "Common Sons" and "The Blind Season.