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Author Yoss, 1969- author.

Title Red dust : a novel / Yoss ; translated from the Spanish by David Frye.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Southington Library - Adult  F YOSS    Check Shelf
Edition First Restless Books paperback edition.
Description 169 pages ; 21 cm
Note "First published as Polvo rojo in Premio UPC 2003 by Ediciones B, Barcelona, 2004"--Title page verso.
Summary "From beloved Cuban science fiction author Yoss comes a bitingly funny space-opera homage to Raymond Chandler, about a positronic robot detective on the hunt for some extra-dangerous extraterrestrial criminals. On the intergalactic trading station William S. Burroughs, profit is king and aliens are the kingmakers. Earthlings have bowed to their superior power and weaponry, though the aliens, praying-mantis-like Grodos with pheromonal speech and gargantuan Collosaurs with a limited sense of humor, kindly allow them to do business through properly controlled channels. That's where our hero comes in, name of Raymond. As part of the android police force, this positronic robot detective navigates both worlds, human and alien, keeping order and evaporating wrongdoers. But nothing in his centuries of experience prepares him for Makrow 34, a fugitive Cetian perp with psi powers. Meaning he can alter the shape of the Gaussian bell curve of statistical probability--making it rain indoors, say, or causing a would-be captor to shoot himself in the face. Raymond will need all his training--and all his careful study of Chandler's hardbitten cops--to meet his match. As he did in his brilliantly funny and sharp science-fiction parables A Planet for Rent, Super Extra Grande, and Condomnauts, Yoss makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar in Red Dust, giving us an unforgettable half-human hero and a richly imagined universe where the bad guys are above the laws of physics."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Androids -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Psychic ability -- Fiction.
Androids. (OCoLC)fst01198480
Extraterrestrial beings. (OCoLC)fst01742248
Human-alien encounters. (OCoLC)fst00963475
Science fiction, Cuban. (OCoLC)fst01108663
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Science fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726489
Space operas (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01922555
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Space operas (Fiction)
Humorous fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cuban fiction -- Translations into English.
Added Author Frye, David L., translator.
Added Title Polvo rojo. English
ISBN 9781632062468 (paperback)
1632062461 (paperback)
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