Wednesday, July 14, 2010

“The Martian Women” 2002 novella written by Tyree Campbell

“The Martian Women,” a novella written by Tyree Campbell that was originally published in the January 2002 issue of Sam’s Dot Publishing’s The Martian Wave, is now available for purchase as a print-on demand stand-alone work. Here’s the promotional piece:

Five generations of humans have settled on Mars. Society has passed through various stages: pioneer, settlement, and now industrial. Women, equals in society if not by law at the onset of colonization, are once again subservient.

Except Teresa Minerva Timberlake.

Born during a hellacious sandstorm, raised by a legendary woman, impulsive to a fault, Traci Timberlake discovers a way to travel to the distant stars, to free humanity to explore and seek its destiny. The corporations of the Inner Solar System are willing to kill Timberlake and her apprentice, Allan O'Toole, to suppress publication and prevent dissemination of this discovery.

But Traci is a fifth-generation Martian woman, and she has the history and the accomplishments of four female ancestors to call on for help, courage, and inspiration. The courtroom trial scene of Traci Timberlake is one you will never forget.

Tyree Campbell is a retired U.S. Army translator with some 90 stories and two dozen poems (including a 2003 Rhysling finalist) published to date. He is also the managing editor of Sam’s Dot Publishing.

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