Rarity from the Hollow (revised edition)
by Robert Eggleton

A Lacy Dawn Adventure

Rarity from the HollowAvailable in Print & Ebook Formats

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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.

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Praise for the Book

Winner of the 2006 Noble (as in ‘for a good cause’ and not Nobel) Book Prize

 

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
—Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former Reader’s Digest Editor, 5-18-2015

 

“In the spirit of Vonnegut, Eggleton (a psychotherapist focused on the adolescent patient) takes the genre and gives it another quarter turn….”
— Bryan Zepp Jamieson, A Universe on the Edge, The Electric Review

 

“Imagine Wizard of Oz and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy smashed together and taking place in a hollow in the hills of West Virginia… This book is laugh-out-loud funny at times, satiric of almost everything it touches upon…The characters from the hollow and from the planet Shptiludrp (the Mall of the Universe) are funny almost to the point of tears…It’s absolutely fantastic….”
— Adicus Ryan Garton, Editor, Atomjack Science Fiction Magazine

 

“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
— Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

 

“Look in on a dysfunctional family, poverty, child abuse, and the thought processes of a young girl turning the corner from childhood to adolescence, then put them all together in a surreal setting that looks at our society from a distinctly different viewpoint. You’ll enjoy the ride with Lacy Dawn and friends and family, but don’t expect the ride to be without bumps and enough food for thought to last you a long time.”
—Darrell Bain, 2005 Fictionwise eBook Author of the Year, Double Eppie Award winner 2007

 

“Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.”
—Barry Hunter, Baryon, 103

 

“Author Robert Eggleton uses a casual style to create a sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing picture of a young woman who believes she is responsible for fixing her parents–and who manages to do so. The gradual humanization of Buddy serves as a microcosm for the entire story, which involves the gradual humanization of everyone Lacy Dawn comes into contact with (including her dog, a piece of firewood, and multiple cockroaches).”
—Books for a Buck

 

“…the people had a way of touching a part of you that I was not expecting at all. A good read for any lover of satire and science fiction. A well written book.”                                                                                                                           
—Mia, Coffee Time Romance

 

“…is one of those strange and exciting bits of literature that captures you with its uniqueness and then lingers on your mind, reasserting itself from time to time to remind you that your reality may not be everyone else’s….”
—William F. DeVault, Poet of the Year, 2001, Preditors & Editors

 

“…a dark, humorous and suspenseful science-fantasy story that showcases Eggleton’s expert characterization, description and dialogue to create a convincing sense of dread. Eggleton counters the story’s dark mood with touches of warmth and humor, à la Ray Bradbury….”
— J. D. Nelson,Poet, MadVerse
“The book reached straight for my heart-strings and played them masterfully. The book is well-written, so much so that its emotions beat stronger than in most any other book I’ve read.”
—Brent P. Newhall, RPG Game Designer and Author

 

…the subject matter is dark and strong, unflinching in its portrayal of human darkness, and not for the faint-hearted or easily offended. Robert Eggleton is not afraid of employing complex style and structure to fit the needs of his story. The mixture of sci-fi, gritty reality, humour, and the mode of thriller reminds me a great deal of Dean Koontz’s writing, and Robert Eggleton may indeed have the potential to follow in Dean Koontz’s footsteps.
— Kevin Patrick Mahoney, Publisher, Authortrek

 

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original, interesting, naughty story of a backwoods girl, who saves the Universe, in her fashion. Not for the prudish.”
—Piers Anthony, New York Times Best Selling Author

“RARITY FROM THE HOLLOW is one of those strange and exciting bits of literature that captures you with its uniqueness and then lingers on your mind, reasserting itself from time to time to remind you that your reality may not be everyone else’s. A rich and original work, full of aspects and images that are certain to make it worth recommending to friends you wish to impress. Not for everyone, but for those ready to embrace the offbeat, a welcome surprise.”
William F. DeVault, author, Love Gods Of A Forgotten Religion.

 

“An unlikely pair, the strange Lacy Dawn and her sent-to-Earth android DotCom take the reader on a wildly improbable and sometimes disturbing romp from rural Appalachia to an alien shopping mall as Lacy attempts to save the world, heal her parents, and fall in love.”
Mary Rosenblum, author, The Drylands, Chimera, The Stone Gardent, and Synthesis And Other Virtual Realities.

 

“The book reached straight for my heart-strings and played them masterfully. The book is well-written, so much so that its emotions beat stronger than in most any other book I’ve read.” Brent P. Newhall

 

“Lacy Dawn is my kinda gal, and “Rarity From the Hollow” is my kinda book. Set in rural Appalachia, it dishes up courses of the offbeat, the unusual, and blends them into a superb main course of good storytelling. This book tells me that we’ll be hearing much more from Robert Eggleton, much more, and it won’t come a moment too soon for me.”

Ed Williams, Syndicated Columnist of Free Wheelin and author of “Rough as a Cob: More Juliette Journals”.

“Rarity is one helluva a read. Buy it.” Allan Cole, “The Timura Trilogy,” “Dying Good”.

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Filed in Books on October 31, 2016