by Vonda N. McIntyre
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(SF novel for younger readers)
Barbary is emigrating from Earth to Einstein, an orbital space station. But she has a secret — and no one she can trust.
The Writer’s Cut:
I wrote Barbary in 1986, when security at airports was less stringent than it is today. Will security at spaceports be equally stringent? I hope that won’t be necessary.
I considered revising the text, but once a writer begins revising a published book, there’s probably no stopping.
The book, which I wrote for younger readers, does include one correction from the first edition, replacing a change I originally made under protest. My editor was under the impression that nobody under 21 knows or ever uses any profanity. This isn’t true now and it wasn’t true then, so I changed it back.