Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn
A Novel

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From the award-winning author of the Samaria Trilogy comes a classic Romeo and Juliet romance set on a world far from our own...

A scientist by nature, Nolan used his rational powers of observation to question the privileges he was born to enjoy--and the people he was raised to despise. A rebel at heart, Katrini followed her fiercest passions in the struggle to overthrow a legacy of hate--one that had poisoned her family for generations...

On a planet divide between rich and poor, strong and weak, intellect and feeling, only one thing could bring these two opposites together. A strictly forbidden desire. For justice. For equality. And for each other.

Praise for Sharon Shinn's novels:

"The most promising and original writer of fantasy to come along since Robin McKinley."-- Peter S. Beagle

"Provocative...I was truly, deeply delighted."-- Anne McCaffrey

"Shinn deftly combines mystery, high-tech SF, and romance with a layering of fantasy in a fresh and innovative tale full of surprising turns of plot."-- Library Journal

"Sure command of characterization and vividly imagined settings."-- Booklist

"Ms. Shinn knows full well the power of appealing characterization and uses it most skillfully to reflect her ingeniously piquant imagination."-- Romantic Times

"Ms. Shinn takes a traditional romance and wraps it in a fantasy... rousing."-- The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
 

About Sharon Shinn

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Sharon Shinn lives in Brentwood, Missouri.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Ace Trade. 359 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The feudally matriarchal, blueskinned indigos—their menfolk are drones—own vast estates and consider themselves superior to the feudally patriarchal, technologicallyminded, goldenskinned gulden, whose women are chattels.

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Though Shinn's earlier Archangel received considerable praise, this flimsy attempt at crossing romance with SF in an imaginary society that reverses customary gender roles results in a hybrid as steri

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Jex's love-'em-and-leave-'em attitude hurls Kit into interminable fits of weeping that seriously impede Shinn's attempt to draw her as a feminist reformer able to cure both major races of the errors of their traditional ways.

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When racial tensions explode and Nolan discovers that the lab he works for may be involved in a genocidal plot, Nolan is suddenly forced to decide where his loyalties lie.

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Austin Chronicle

Contrary to the cliché, you can judge Sharon Shinn's Heart of Gold by its cover.

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