Demons at Rainbow Bridge

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Turtleback Books, 1998 - Fiction
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Three empires and their spheres of influence existed in uneasy proximity in the known galaxy. Oddly, all three empires had only one thing in common: demons.

Each had a legend of humanoid creatures with hooves and horns, representing supernatural power and unspeakable evil. The similarity of the legends across the galaxy had led some to theorize that they had some basis in fact. Unfortunately, they were right.

On an Earth-like planet in a region of space called Rainbow Bridge, an Exchange scouting expedition has found a mysterious structure with its mechanisms still functioning after unknown aeons. Within are the bodies of two horned creatures, gigantic in stature, perfectly preserved. Some races thought the demon world should be destroyed. The Mycohilians, who perversely revere the demons of their legends, wanted to make it a shrine. And the humans wanted to investigate. That was a fatal mistake for the investigators. The demons were not dead, just sleeping. And their wakening began a terror-filled nightmare for all the galaxy!

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

I found this book hard to get into at first, but it really picked up as it went along. A good part of this book is spent describing Chalker's view of the universe. 3 competing empires control the ... Read full review

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User Review  - tcgardner - LibraryThing

We are introduced to three stellar empires with three novellas so to speak. We have the "good" empire, the "evil" empire, and the secular empire. Good, religous empire. Evil, dog eat dog empire ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Jack L. Chalker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 1944. He received a B. A. degree in English from Towson University and a graduate degree in English and history from Johns Hopkins University. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1978, he taught history and geography in the Baltimore public school system. He founded a publishing house, The Mirage Press, Ltd., which produces nonfiction and bibliographic works on science fiction and fantasy. He was the author of several science fiction series including the Well World series, the Dancing Gods series, and the G. O. D. Inc. series. He received numerous honors including the Dedalus Award in 1983, the Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books award in 1984, the Skylark Award in 1980, and the Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award in 1979. He died of kidney failure and sepsis on February 11, 2005.

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