The Right Hand of Dextra

The Right Hand of Dextra To the purple born the key to life on Earth is the DNA helix which determines all the characteristics of every living thing The helix a series of molecules within the life cell is a spiral with a

  • Title: The Right Hand of Dextra
  • Author: David J. Lake
  • ISBN: 9780879972905
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • To the purple born, the key to life on Earth is the DNA helix, which determines all the characteristics of every living thing The helix, a series of molecules within the life cell, is a spiral with a left hand turn.The planet called Dextra could have been a duplicate of Earth It teemed with life, both flora and fauna But on Dextra the helix of life had a right hand thTo the purple born, the key to life on Earth is the DNA helix, which determines all the characteristics of every living thing The helix, a series of molecules within the life cell, is a spiral with a left hand turn.The planet called Dextra could have been a duplicate of Earth It teemed with life, both flora and fauna But on Dextra the helix of life had a right hand thread And there could be no viable combination between the two life forms, the native and the invading Terran.So it became a battle on the part of the colonists to uproot the native Dextran ecology purple plants and beasts with surprising intelligence and replace it with Earth born green But the planet fought back in its own way And the result is a science fiction novel that is unusual, exciting, and highly original.

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    About "David J. Lake"

    1. David J. Lake

      DAVID LAKE was educated in both India and England, then taught English in various countries, including Vietnam and Thailand since 1967 he has been at the University of Queensland, Brisbane He began creative writing as a poet about 1970.

    951 thoughts on “The Right Hand of Dextra”

    1. This is in that category of “I’ve read worse books, but I’ve certainly read better.” It wasn’t terrible – every time I thought it was completely giving in to cliché or predictability, the author pulled a minor surprise that made it better – but it still only barely held my interest, for the most part. I assumed while reading it that the author was new to writing (correct), but also had the impression that he was young, inexperienced, and poorly educated (all wrong). As it happens, [...]


    2. I liked the concept. I disliked the characters.The book tried to focus on two things and shortchanged both. Either it should have focused on the culture or the ecology of Dextra, or doubled its size to give space for both. So much time was spent talking about the religious setup that there wasn’t enough space to discuss the far more interesting events that were occurring with the fauna. I found the story of the native animals far more unique and memorable than the culture. I also had a number [...]


    3. This is another of Lake's books that has a cunning conceit, but very little good development. If one group of living things have ecologies based on dextrose, and another on levulose, WHY would they necessarily come into conflict? It's not as if they're even competing for the same resources, except things like land, water, minerals, and air. Is there any real shortage of these? I don't remember that there was.I don't have a copy of this first volume in hand, so I'll reserve more detailed comments [...]


    4. It was an ok book. Like with a lot of mediocre science fiction there were some very intriguing concepts, but the author just didn't spend much time developing them. Actually the problem, I think,was that he needed to pick one concept and expand on just that one, especially since the novel is so short. Anyway it took a very long time to get to the really interesting part of the story and then it was just glossed over so that the book wouldn't be too long.


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