The new edition of Robert Eggleton’s satirical science fiction novel Rarity from the Hollow seems to be really connecting with readers. The characters of Mr Rump and Mr Prump (who is most definitely not Donald Trump), the idea of saving the universe through shopping, and the ludicrous galactic bureaucracy of the novel are all timely reminders of the failings of our increasingly consumerist capitalist society. Reviewers have commented on how this definitive version of the text connects with the contemporary experience in so many ways.
Here is a summary of some of the best reviews:
5 Stars: A unique story!
It starts off simply. Faith and Lacy Dawn are studying for a spelling test. Things progress from there. It’s not a YA intended audience, but it’s a very good read. It’s well written, and this is the second edition. I liked this story because it was unique and different. The background of the author lends to the experience in the story, and I love when an author puts himself deeply into his work. The story delves deep into child abuse, puberty, and poverty. It is so well written, and adequately dark, but also not so depressing. It is the ability to turn the dark into the light and uplifting. Lacy Dawn is a character I won’t soon forget. “Recess was the most productive part of the school day because of Lacy Dawn’s magic way of helping others.” And Lacy Dawn is certainly magical. –Writer Amy Shannon
The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in several years
Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton is the most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in several years. Who could think of an intergalactic handbook for entrepreneurs? Who could turn a tree-hugger into a paranormal event of death-defying significance? Who could create characters so believable, so funny, so astonishingly human (and not)?
Robert Eggleton, that’s who. –Writer and editor Temple Williams
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