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Orphaned and penniless, Susannah McKay is thrilled when a Chinese man offers her a job as a governess. In Hong Kong in 1880, it’s not so easy for a girl to get work. As impulsive and adventurous as she is, Susannah is nevertheless dumbfounded when she finds herself aboard a spaceship, employed by creatures who look alarmingly like snails.
Snail’s Pace is a quirky science fantasy, a “comedy of manners that is unlike any you’ve read” according to Lisa DuMond of SF Site.
Placed second in the Publishing Online $10,000 Writing Contest in 2000.
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