The Exile Kiss

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Macmillan, Jun 27, 2006 - Fiction - 315 pages
21 Reviews
MarÓd Audran has risen from hustling on the streets of the decadent Budayeen ghetto to being the right-hand man of one of the Maghreb's most feared men. As an enforcer for the powerful Friedlander Bey, MarÓd is just beginning to enjoy his newfound wealth and privilege, when he and Bey are betrayed by a rival and accused of murder.

Sentenced to exile and abandoned to die in the vast Arabian desert, MarÓd and Bey must somehow survive the searing sands and make their way back to the now-hostile Budayeen--and, then, take their vengeance.

By turns thrilling and philosophical, The Exile Kiss is the culmination of one of the great works of modern SF.

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Review: The Exile Kiss (MarÓd Audran #3)

User Review  - Frederick Gault - Goodreads

Good word a day prose and a few good ideas. This is in the thick of the "cyberpunk" pack. It is interesting because it takes place in an Islamic near future. Read full review

Review: The Exile Kiss (MarÓd Audran #3)

User Review  - Jessica DH - Goodreads

Final book in the series and it was pretty good. A little slower than the last two but in a good way. It allows for a full story to be told. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, George Alec Effinger was the author of What Entropy Means to Me, Schrodinger's Kitten, and the MarÓd Audran sequence that begins with When Gravity Fails. He died in 2002.

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