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When the Universe knocks . . .

a Sci-FI Urban Comedy by
Karen Lynn Allen

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Universal Time © 2015

ISBN 978-0-9671784-3-1

When the Universe knocks . . .

. . . it’s time for a sci-fi urban comedy! Cait wanted nothing to do with Atraxis. Whisking her off to another planet on her way to work was annoying enough. Moving in upstairs was just too much. As a divorced mother, she had enough troubles with her children and her job creating affordable housing in San Francisco. She certainly didn’t need a carnival of aliens from across the Universe hounding her for the Tamaranth, the ancient crown of Trajallax. If Atraxis went away, maybe the rest of them would, too.

Yes, Atraxis might be an intergalactic conflict mediator with a lovely British accent and very nice parents. Yes, he might come from Tivolea, an incredibly advanced society whose language was music; yes, he might travel across the universe in minutes and turn his skin blue at will. But none of this meant Cait had time to go gallivanting to other galaxies with him. Saving planets was not in her skill set. Nor did she want to marry him and have his (blue) child. 

And now her former sister-in-law was dating Atraxis’s former brother-in-law (this could get ugly), her daughter was having ADD problems at school, and her ex-husband was dropping his baby off for her to watch so that he could go antiquing with his new wife. Yes, the universe might be knocking at her door, but Cait had no time to answer.

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“Wildly imaginative . . . remarkably inventive.” --- Kirkus Reviews

“Allen creates an intricately detailed, remarkably inventive universe encompassing alien languages, physiology, and culture,  as well as advanced technologies. She populates this vivid world with characters that are both layered and believable . . . Newcomers to Allen’s work will find this sci-fi romance to be quite an adventure.” --Kirkus Reviews