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Thomas J. Hubschman
THOMAS J. HUBSCHMAN ...is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City.
He has published three novels, most recently Billy Boy (Savvy Press, September 2001) and Space Ark (January, 2003), as well as numerous short stories, articles and reviews. He edits and publishes Gowanus, an online international quarterly for writers in so-called Third World nations, and is editorial director of Black Excel, a college admission and scholarship service. From 1988-1992 he served as editor of Brooklyn Free Press.
They're back! Moses Mneh, Rita Ten, Walter Centaurus, and the evil President of the New Worlds Confederacy live again in this reissue of the SF cult classic of the 1980s. A mixed band of humans and renegade Simminoids races against time to build Space Ark-Earth's last hope to escape an exploding supernova...and the dark force that will pursue them to the very limits of the universe.
A ship-wrecked space sailor is rescued by the oxygen-deprived inhabitants of a distant solar system. They treat him like royalty, but he soon realizes there is something fishy about Leffingwellians besides their appearance: Their culture is identical to that of Earth's two centuries earlier except for a peculiar state religion dedicated to a romance-novel goddess.
It’s been twenty years since the conclusion of the great galactic wars. A ranger is sent from the victorious New Worlds Confederacy on a routine mission to assess the residual radiation on Alpha-II, once the playground
of the well-to-do. He finds the lush forests and exquisite beaches intact, the rest of the planet uninhabited by anything more than tree toads and weird mutated marine life.
Petty thief, amphetamine junkie…Billy Conover is a social parasite
keeping just one step ahead of the law…until the night he accepts an
invitation to go for a joy ride and ends up being party to the brutal
killing of a black youth. BILLY BOY is his odyssey through an underworld
of small-time thugs, ex-Girl Scouts who turn tricks for a vial of crack
and an overburdened legal system that eventually holds Billy responsible
for a murder to which he refuses to believe he was anything more than a