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Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1996 - Fiction - 341 pages
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Mild-mannered suburban mom Riva Konneva is more than she seems. Riva, a warrior woman from an alternate reality, has come to the planet of the pen-pushers to give her daughter the kind of education that she never had back home. It meant that she had to learn a whole new way of fighting, with paper rather than with the weapons to which she was accustomed. The pen, as they say, is mightier than the sword. On the other hand, there are times - especially when old enemies arrive out of nowhere, intent on slaughtering one's children - when paper alone just won't do the job...

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User Review  - Tim Ponygroom - Goodreads

Entertaining even if you don't get the math jokes; hilarious at times if you do. Don't let the chapter numbering system put you off. I felt I got to know Riva and Dennis, Becky and Salla. Dingbat ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas S. - Goodreads

Good narrative. Sometimes hard to follow if you are not somewhat knowledgeable about Sci-Fi/Fantasy books. Read full review


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Margaret Ball lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, two children, three cats, two ferrets, a hedgehog, and a large black dog. She has a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas. After graduation, she taught at UCLA, then spent several years honing her science fiction and fantasy skills by designing computer software and making inflated promises about its capabilities. Her most recent book publications are Lost in Translation and Mathemagics. When not writing, she plays the flute, makes quilts, and feeds the pets.

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