Halfkinds Volume 1 by Andrew Vu
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The Halfkinds Series
Halfkinds Volume 1: Contact - Available Now
Halfkinds Volume 2: Horus - Available Now

Halfkinds Volume 3: Alphas - Available Now
Halfkinds Volume 4: North - Available Now


In the twenty fourth century, a scientific experiment gave a few species the gift of intelligence, and after much struggle, they've carved out a place in society. By the thirtieth century, humans find themselves co-existing, negotiating, and residing on Earth with these animals as equals.

Maya Lawton is a lonely prostitute living in this world. She gives birth to the first halfkinds, creatures who are half animal-kind, and half mankind. Since interspecies breeding is illegal, she is forced into seclusion and raises them alone. Then one day, without warning, she dies, and her death leads to their discovery. Abandoned and lost, this family of halfkinds plan to escape to a terraformed moon. But the law is after them. The order is to kill, sent by the highest authority, the United Species Alliance.

What separates the Halfkinds series from the rest isn't only its unique premise, but also its structure. Chapters shift between the first person POV's of key characters and are presented in a non-linear fashion in order to create a mounting suspense that will keep the reader riveted until the end. Various plot twists occur within the story, and the different character viewpoints help alter the tone as you go along to give an unbiased presentation of their motives and actions. The setting allows a diverse cast of characters, some human, many not, to send a message that intelligence is a power that we take for granted, and when given to other species, the world becomes a dangerous place.
 

About Andrew Vu

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Andrew Vu is a writer currently living in Oakland, CA. He attended UC Berkeley and has been writing since he was a teenager. His novels are fast paced, character driven stories sure to keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat. Email: avwrite@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/AndrewNVu Blog: avwrite.blogspot.com
 
Published November 9, 2012 by Recoil Books. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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