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Zollocco: A Novel of Another Universe 
by Cynthia Joyce Clay
genre: Science Fiction: ecological
A human woman finds herself transported from a dying Earth to the forest world of Ipernia, a place where plants and trees walk and forest life behaves as a collective consciousness. Hunted as a beast by an interplanetary corporation, she embarks on a magical adventure, traveling between cities, continents and worlds, embracing alien cultures and languages, yet always longing to return to the Forest Zollocco. As she proceeds on her journey, she begins to uncover a secret that may yet save Earth from destruction.
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Book Reviewed: I Loved Zollocco. ~ Poly Kardia 

I have been an enthusiastic Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan for Decades. Zollocco rates up with the best in the business. I didn't want to put it down and was Delighted by the sense of Positive Hope I still retain for Earth's Future. A must read for everyone interested in Ecology or Nature Worship. ~ Dayna

Well, I suppose I'm in the minority, but I wish I hadn't bought it and actually deleted it from my eReader to gain back the space. I made it just over half-way and finally decided enough was enough. But then, I don't care for stories written in the first person either, so maybe that's where this book's downfall was with me. Journey through worlds of people and spirit. ~ Raymond T. Anderson

Delightful to read for its humor and twists of adventure, Zollocco remains close to the heart long after the story is finished. It is a deeply spiritual book without being sectarian. The author writes with attention to language, judicious use of detail, and sympathy toward her characters, allowing her readers to draw the mirror between the novel's universe and ours. We may even, if we wish, see humanity through the heroine who is both bright and passionate, sensitive and courageous -- and deeply feminine. Not only have I recommended this book to all my friends, I am reading it out loud to one of them, because the story is that enjoyable. ZOLLOCO ~ Jaymi B.

 ...I am spellbound by the rich imagination that Cynthia has employed in creating this wonderful book!! It is one of the best stories I have ever read!! Zollocco ~ Jason Avalez, CA

Totally enjoyable, hilariously funny in places, utterly original and the product of a very gifted imagination indeed. Please give us more Cynthia, and LONG LIVE THE FOREST!

electronic version
Oestara Publishing, August 2000, ISBN: 0740806092
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, August 2000, ISBN: 193129707X

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New Myths of the Feminine Divine 
by Cynthia Joyce Clay
genre: Fantasy: short stories
An eclectic collection of sf, fantasy, and myth. Stories of Goddesses, stories of ogres, stories of aliens; funny or poignant, each story is rich and richly different.
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Book Reviewed: Cynthia Joyce Clay has delivered a stunning arrangement of short stories that deal with problems from a woman's perspective. Written in the style of fairy tales, many of these portray a deep understanding of the need to preserve the beautiful Nature with which we've been blessed. In my personal favorite, The Rental, a realtor has a difficult time boosting her career, until.. ~ Lynette Marie

electronic version
Oestara Publishing, November 2000, ISBN: 1-59457-818-4
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, November 2000, ISBN: 1-59457-782-X

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The Romance of the Unicorn 
by Cynthia Joyce Clay
genre: Fantasy Romance
On Halloween Elayne finds that the back of her fridge leads into another world, a world of magic, unicorns, and dragons. But it is also a world of dangerous intrigue and elegant romance.
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Book Reviewed: Once I started reading this The Romance of the Unicorn, all I wanted to do was read it. Laundry, dishes, work, husband, all had to wait till I finished this delightful romantic fantasy. ~ Pam Marshall

electronic version
Oestara Publishing, June 2004, ISBN: 1-933047-12-7
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, June 2004, ISBN: 1-59457-777-3

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Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama 
by Cynthia Joyce Clay
edited by Chris Gatchalian

illustrated by Barbara Hodge
genre: Philosophy -- aesthetics
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is -- what plot is. What exactly are rising action, falling action, and the climax? Since Aristotle, those concerned with dramatic aesthetics have endeavored to answer these questions in different ways. So, this book will begin with a summary of the salient aesthetic theories of the theater. 

Despite more than two thousand years of thought on the subject, a theory has not been produced within the performing arts or the humanities to define plot and its elements systematically, logically, and precisely. Nevertheless, such a theory does exist. It is from mathematics, used by engineers to create structures, and known variously as vector theory, vector analysis, or vectorial analysis. The premise of Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama is that the concept of forces in literature and drama are analogous to the concept of forces in physics. In physics, vectors represent the forces that push and pull -- that move, propel, objects. Vectors will be used analogously to describe how characters, objects, and locations which are the "bodies" of literature and drama reflect the propelling of literary and dramatic "forces."
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electronic version
Oestara Publishing, November 2004
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, November 2004

The Joshua Machine 
by James H. Clay
genre: Young Adult: historical fiction
In the first half of the 1800's in Truro, Massachussetts, the mysterious John Rills built a wind chime that he claimed would only sound in a wind higher than a hurricane. But John's best friend Justin has other matters on his mind, for his uncle Antrim has stolen his ship. Besides, Justin knows that there is no wind greater than that of a hurricane. 

Only when the wind comes to Truro does he realize just how wrong he was.
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Book Reviewed: The Joshua Machine is a rare find and a true gem of a story. ~ Toby Emden

electronic version
Oestara Publishing, September 2003, ISBN: 1-59457-816-8
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, September 2003, ISBN: 1-59457-780-3

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An Affection for an Unmarried Lady 
by Fanny Delarose
genre: Historical Romance: Regency England
Being deemed unsuitable by the father of the man she loves is only one of the problems Ann faces. Her new brother-in-law, the Earl of Corringdon, is furious with her for deflecting his advances. The Earl wishes to destroy Annís reputation so that she will have no where to go but his house and his bed.
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Book Reviewed: Now that Ann Astweirís sister is married, it is time for her to find a husband. Though recently the beneficiary of a small fortune, Annís father wishes no one to know, in the hopes that Ann may marry for love. Enter Lord Gordon Treezwey, heir to a Marquess. It is not long until he finds himself desiring Annís hand in marriage. However, he must now convince his father to accept her, for that is the only way Lord Astweir will approve the marriage. Unfortunately, his father finds Annís apparent lack of fortune very undesirable and threatens to disown Gordon. Will Gordon willingly give up everything for Ann? Will she let him? 

This is an engaging story with three delightful secondary romances. The hero is delectable... ~ reviewed by Susan Mobley, The Romantic Times Book Club

electronic version
Oestara Publishing, April 2003, ISBN: 1-59457-820-6
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, April 2003, ISBN: 1-59457-784-6

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Mundilia
by Joaquin Ramon-Huget 
genre: Science Fiction

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electronic version
Oestara Publishing, October 2004, ISBN:
1-59457-817-6
paperback version
Oestara Publishing, October 2004, ISBN: 1-59457-781-1

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