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Passing Fancy Paperback – Dec 1994

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm) (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671795171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671795177
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,310,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Passing Fancy would have been an amazing episode for the TV series Alien Nation. Sadly, the series ended before the story treatment could be made. We are fortunate that David Spencer was allowed to turn his wonderful story into this rich book that reads like an enhanced episode. It is obvious that Spencer cared for and understood the characters he wrote about. Every bit of the well written dialogue reads as spoken by George and Sykes..AS PLAYED by Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham. It is refreshing and enjoyable. The story itself is a tightly woven look at adaptation and prejudice, human AND alien. I can't recommend it enough.
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I wish that David Spencer had paid more attention to the tv series before writing this novel. Some things just don't fit. However, the idea of Newcomers wanting so much to fit in that they risk their health to change their look is very powerful and unique. The writing was well done though frankly I think too much time was spent on the lives of the Francisco family and not on the case.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b600da4) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7045654) out of 5 stars A MUST FOR ALL ALIEN NATION FANS Sept. 29 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Passing Fancy would have been an amazing episode for the TV series Alien Nation. Sadly, the series ended before the story treatment could be made. We are fortunate that David Spencer was allowed to turn his wonderful story into this rich book that reads like an enhanced episode. It is obvious that Spencer cared for and understood the characters he wrote about. Every bit of the well written dialogue reads as spoken by George and Sykes..AS PLAYED by Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham. It is refreshing and enjoyable. The story itself is a tightly woven look at adaptation and prejudice, human AND alien. I can't recommend it enough.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0f31778) out of 5 stars Well done if a bit out of place Oct. 11 2003
By TammyJo Eckhart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wish that David Spencer had paid more attention to the tv series before writing this novel. Some things just don't fit. However, the idea of Newcomers wanting so much to fit in that they risk their health to change their look is very powerful and unique. The writing was well done though frankly I think too much time was spent on the lives of the Francisco family and not on the case.
HASH(0x9b6fb3d8) out of 5 stars Nice addition to the Alien Nation universe Aug. 6 2007
By Evan the Dweezil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This particular story would have been an excellent episode should the show have been granted a second season like it deserved. The mood and social commentary (on the police side, family side, and the "guest star" side) were an interesting continuation into the reality of being an outsider mainstreamed into modern Western life. It illustrates just how far some outsiders are willing to go in order to approximate normalcy in mainstream society.

The writing style was a bit jumpy with the flashbacks and some of the adjectives chosen to describe certain people, which of course suggests that it may have been a bit of a rough transition from script to prose.
HASH(0xa6f1e5d0) out of 5 stars Alien Nation fans have to read the books, too! June 18 2016
By Lisa Johnson Cowell - Published on Amazon.com
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Just what I wanted to round out my Alien Nation series. This book was not made into one of the movies, so the story is "all new."
HASH(0x9c58e984) out of 5 stars the alien nation stories have always satisfied me. March 17 2016
By Kaed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
the alien nation stories have always satisfied me.. blend of sci fi with social issues dealing with the interaction with the unknown

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