Aphelion Review # 22

Tritcheon Hash

A Science-Fiction Novel
By Susan Lange

Review by Dan L. Hollifield

Type of music/work:

Sci-Fi novel.


Susan Lange

Published by Metropolis Ink
ISBN: 0-9580543-8-X

General impressions of the album/book:

A fascinating look at the war of the sexes, taken to the ultimate extremes.


This is an interesting premise, one I found drawn into as the pages turned. The two societies seperating, developing in isolation, then exploring the possibilities of reunifying. I found it exciting and thought provoking. Susan Lange writes very interesting characters, complex and rich, that are a joy to read. Her future history is a close parallel to what our own could have become, if we hadn't chosen a different path. Her descriptive powers are delightful, the worlds she creates are detailed and believable, and her characters read as if they were real people. I could almost see the story unfold before my mind's eye.

The backgrounds and settings are quite well done. There is lots of historical detail to support the differing societies. The characters are well developed are 3 dimentional, not just cardboard cutouts. You start to care about them almost immediately. The relationships they inhabit are natural and realistic. The dialogue is witty and enjoyable-- Not a forced line anywhere. And the aliens she has created are highly imaginative, not just people in funny make-up. This book succeeds on many levels at the same time. All-in-all a very good book.

Background info:

Sue Lange graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Chemistry. She worked for several years at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan before moving to New York City to study music, drama, and writing. Currently she works for IEEE where she enjoys a nice package of bennies including matching funds up to 4% for her 401(k) contributions.

Review Copyright 2003 by Dan L. Hollifield

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