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The Grays Anatomy


By Rachel Russell (neé Armstrong)


Publication date due November 2000 by Serpents Tail

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On Rune 66 with its 3 moons, there is no beginning or end to existence. Grays do not die but are
reincarnated into a new role within the culture. The
average 'colleague' believes that it
is immortal
-

well,
almost.


All this changes when a passing time
-
spill brings this extra
-
terrestrial
civilisation

into contact with
humans. As the strange forces of the cosmic entity wreak havoc on the ecosystem of Rune 66
and susceptible individuals are manipulated by the
human space
-
travellers
, it is almost
impossible to be sure what being a 'Gray' really means any more.


The Grays would perhaps have remained oblivious to the dramatic effect that the ultimate
supreme human being, the 'Simbeing' has on their existence if it
were not to the discovery of a
strange diary. Only the disturbed behaviour of an experimental biologist The Chronicler, betrays
that something rather sinister and unusual is happening in the metropolis. When the puritanical
Star Commander, self
-
appointed g
uardian of the psychic purity of the species, investigates
further, a disturbing series of bizarre abductions is revealed.


Fact or fiction? The Star Commander has the unenviable task of
unravelling

the contents of the
diary. For a culture that has no secre
ts and accepts that the psychic body is superior to the
physical one, the peculiar habits of humans is a fascinating culture shock.


In each encounter, The Chronicler is faced with the successive examination of mutants that
believe
they are

descen
ded from natural humans. In the eternal corridors of the time
-
spill, trans
-
humans, post
-
humans, robots and cyborgs are waiting to make contact with the curious Gray.


This is a wildly oscillating, engrossing exploration of future human bodies in a time of

alien
contact, of extra
-
ordinary space travel and in a climate of suppressed terror.


This seductive meeting of the two species explores what happens when alien cultures collide.