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Dydeetown World (LaNague Federation, Bk 4)
Dydeetown World - LaNague Federation, Bk 4 Author:F. Paul Wilson DYDEETOWN WORLD started as a quiet little SF tribute to Raymond Chandler whose work has given me such pleasure over the years. I was going to use all the clich?s -- the down-and-out private eye, his seedy friends, the tired, seamy city, the bar hang-out, the ruthless mobster, the whore with the heart of gold. And I was going to set it in the far... more » future, the future I had developed for my LaNague Federation science fiction stories.
But this was going to be different. Rather than bright and full of hope like its predecessors, I set this on the grimy, disillusioned underbelly of that future. I wanted to move through the LaNague future at ground level, take a hard look at the social fall-out of the food shortages, the population-control measures, the wires into the pleasure centers of the brain--things I'd glossed over or mentioned only in passing before. But despite the downbeat milieu, the story would be about freedom, friendship, and self-esteem.
One scene in "Dydeetown Girl" involves a tyrannosaurus rex used as a guard animal. That's right: In a story written in 1985 I used a dinosaur cloned from reconstituted fossil DNA, but I tossed it off as background color. If only I'd thought to stick a bunch of them in a park...« less