By Piers Anthony
Published by Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Amy
ABOUT THE BOOK
Quiti and the rest of the Hair Suits have just set up the Hair Suite, the embassy of the alien Hair Balls, when they learn they have competition. Alien cyborgs called Chip Monks want to win Earth for themselves. The two species must duel for control. These rivals discover a third alien species that threatens to destroy Earth, and have to join up quickly in order to protect the planet they are both seeking to win. Along the way, they get swept up in a world of intergalactic politics, wormholes, and role-playing. Will they be able to save Planet Earth in time? Piers Anthony, critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling “Xanth” series, shows off his signature originality and wit in this entertaining and inventive sequel to “Hair Power.”
Genre: Science Fiction/Alien Invasion
3 out of 5 stars
“Hair Suite” is a lighthearted and quirky romp through alien convergence on Earth, and exists as a fun sequel to “Hair Power.” However, I found myself disappointed with the frequent sexism in the text. The female Hair Suits and Chip Monks are often characterized through their voluptuous bodies, which are shown to be a favorable improvement over the “plain” bodies they possessed as humans. These women are often naked or scantily clad for seemingly no other reason than to please the male characters, and they commonly obtain their goals through the performance of sexual favors. I enjoy the humor and action in Piers Anthony’s work, but could do without this negative portrayal of the female characters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Piers Anthony is one of the world’s most prolific and popular authors. His fantasy “Xanth” novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and have been on the New York Times Best Seller list many times. Although Anthony is mostly known for fantasy and science fiction, he has written several novels in other genres as well, including historical fiction, martial arts, and horror. Anthony lives with his wife of 60 years in a secluded woods hidden deep in Central Florida.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.