Angry Robot



400 pp
PB 216 x 135 mm
Fantasy / Science Fiction
Audio rights available


Where it Rains in Colour

Denise Crittendon

Swazembi is a blazing, color-rich utopia and the vacation center of the galaxy. This idyllic, peace-loving world is home to waterless seas, filled with cascading neon vapors. No one is used to serious trouble here, especially Lileala, a pampered, young fifty year-old whose radiance has just earned her the revered title of Rare Indigo, the highest and most sacred of honours. But her perfect lifestyle is shattered when her skin becomes infected with a debilitating disease. The unthinkable happens – she loses her ability to shimmer. Where her skin should glisten like diamonds mixed with coal, instead it dulls and forms scar tissue. On top of that, she starts to hear voices in her head, making her paranoid and confused.

But Lileala’s destiny goes far beyond her beauty. Soon, a new power awakens inside her and she realises her whole life, and the galaxy, is about to change…

Denise Crittendon has been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, adjunct professor, and, when no one’s looking, a tree-hugger. If she’s not wandering through a wooded area, she’s probably spinning around her apartment in a hula hoop. A Detroit native, Denise has taken up residence in mountainous Nevada.