Eros Descending by Mike Resnick
(Tales of the Velvet Comet #3)

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The orbiting Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy. It boasts casinos, elegant restaurants, a 2-mile-long upscale shopping mall, and highly-trained prostitutes of both sexes. And it has its share of enemies, including a leading religious figure who finds himself the center of a moral conflict he never imagined possible.
 

About Mike Resnick

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Mike Resnick was born on March 5, 1942. He sold his first article in 1957, his first short story in 1959, and his first book in 1962. He attended the University of Chicago from1959 through 1961.Resnick began writing stories under various pseudonyms and churned out more than 200 novels, 300 short stories and 2,000 articles, from1964 through1976. He edited 7 different tabloid newspapers and a pair of men's magazines, as well. In 1968 Resnick and his wife became serious breeders and exhibitors of collies, a pursuit they continued through 1981. This led them to purchase the Briarwood Pet Motel in Cincinnati in 1976. It was the country's second-largest luxury boarding and grooming establishment, and they worked full-time at it for the next few years. By 1980 the kennel had made them financially independent, it was being run by a staff of 21, and Mike was free to return to science fiction, albeit at a far slower pace that his previous writing. They sold the kennel in 1993. Beginning with Shaggy B.E.M. Stories in 1988, Mike has also become an anthology editor, and was nominated for a Best Editor Hugo in 1994 and 1995. His list of anthologies in print and in press totals more than 20. Since 1989, Mike has won four Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and has been nominated for nineteen Hugos, eight Nebulas, a Clarke (British), and five Seiun-shos (Japanese). He has also won ten Homer Awards, an Alexander Award, a Golden Pagoda Award, the Seiun Award (Japanese), a Hayakawa SF Award (Japanese), a Locus Award, an Ignotus Award (Spanish), a Futura Award (Croatian), the Tour Eiffel Award (French), the Prix Ozone (French), two Sfinks Awards and a Fantastyka Award (both Polish), and has topped the S. F. Chronicle Poll six times and the Asimov's Readers Poll twice.
 
Published May 18, 2010 by Kirinyaga, Inc.. 250 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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