Mikiria / Lamont Downs: The first book in the Twin Planets series

Mikiria: Introduction


Part I: Cubicle 49
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Part II: Qozernon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Part III: Mikiria's Story
1 2 3 4 5 6

Part IV: Deshtiris
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


This is a work of fiction. All persons and events mentioned herein are entirely fictitious, and any resemblance to any real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Sincere thanks are due to Eva, Johnnie, Alicia, and especially to Pat, whose many corrections and suggestions proved invaluable. Responsibility for all remaining errors is, of course, entirely mine.
Project A-Ko quote ("When you start believing") from Dance Away: Words and music by Joey Carbone and Richie Zito. © 1985 Sixty Ninth Street Music (BMI).

George Monro Grant quote ("We looked out and saw a sea of green") from Manitoba and the great North-west by John Macoun. © 1882 World Publishing Co., Guelph, Ont.

So Why Is This Book Available Online For Free?

Because I grew up using libraries, and have worked in them for well over twenty-five years. I happen to believe that you should be able to read a book before deciding whether or not to buy it.

Unfortunately, with ebooks rapidly growing in popularity it's impossible to miss the dollar signs in the eyes of the publishing majors, as they at last see a perfectly legal way to freeze libraries out of the picture altogether. However, publishing through 1stBooks Library enables me to retain all rights, including that of posting the complete book here as well. So you can consider this a blow for freedom, or an act of self-aggrandizement, or whatever else suits you.

If you discover that you like this book and want a copy for your own library, it is of course possible for you to print it out from this online version. However, it'll come to at least 140 pages, put a lot of wear and tear on your printer, and leave you with a notebook full of ugly printouts. Instead, consider doing yourself a favor and purchasing it as a nicely formatted ebook (in .PDF format) from 1stBooks Library, or as a trade paperback from 1stBooks Library, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, FatBrain, and other purveyors of fine literature. ^_^

In any case, I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Copyright notice

MIKIRIA. Copyright © 1998, 2000 Lamont Downs. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

(In other words, you're welcome to link to this page, but apart from that please don't repost Mikiria on your own site or otherwise distribute it yourself.)

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