Rarity from the Hollow

@ Robert Eggleton
(science fiction)

Synopsis of the revised edition (published in November 2016):

Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. But she has one advantage — an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It’s up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first. Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.

Synopsis of the original edition (published in March 2012):

Lacy Dawn is a true daughter of Appalachia, and then some. She lives in a hollow with her mom, Jenny, her war-damaged dad, Dwayne, and her mutt Brownie, a dog who's remarkably skilled at laying fiber-optic cable. Lacy Dawn's android boyfriend, DotCom, has come to the hollow with a mission: not to mend Dwayne, though he does, nor tutor Lacy Dawn, though he does that too.  No - armed with advertising videos of proto-humanoids from millennia ago, he has been sent to Earth by the Manager of the Mall. He must recruit Lacy Dawn to save the planet, and help her with a boatload of shopping at the mall along the way.

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Release date: March 2012
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated 2021-01-19


9/10 robert eggleton (2016-12-08)
“…In the space of a few lines we go from gritty realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip." -- The Missouri Review “…utterly compelling…a chilling, engaging verisimilitude that deftly feeds on both the utter absurdity of the ... Read more
9/10 robert eggleton (2021-01-18)

I read once that the foundation of Science Fiction was captured in the two words; what if!
I’ve also heard these words used as a therapeutic tool; what if you woke up tomorrow and things had changed, things were better, what would that be ... Read more