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Rebecca K. Rowe is a science fiction author and freelance writer living and working in Colorado. Her debut science fiction novel, Forbidden Cargo, has recently been published in the United States and Canada. It has received critical acclaim from newspapers such as The Washington Post, the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. Rowe also writes science poetry and short stories, inspired by her overseas travels and her more frequent armchair explorations at the keyboard. With a Master's in Mass Communications/Journalism from the University of Denver and a Master's in International Relations from the University of Southern California, her fiction reflects a hard social science dimension. She is a member of the Mars Society, the National Space Society and the Denver Woman's Press Club.


Novel. Forbidden Cargo. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2006


New York Review of Science Fiction, Review by David Mead
on "Forbidden Cargo"

With Forbidden Cargo, her first novel, she joins a distinguished company of young writerssuch as K.A. Bedford and Cory Doctorowwho will have a strong say in the shape of the science fiction of the future.

National Space Society, Review by Brian Enke
"Forbidden Cargo"

February 2007 National Space Society SF Book of the Month - Forbidden Cargo is an exciting page-turner, a non-stop explosion of action and adventure filled with memorable characters.

The Washington Post, Review by Paul Di Filippo
"Forbidden Cargo"

Rowe's world is full of strange new ways of living -- and dying. Her rich descriptive language and arch dialogue potently reflect her surreal world: 'He kept an eye out for bluegrazers; he'd know them by their rotten, blue-edged mouths.' Dealing with issues of freedom and responsibility, as well as epistemological and existential quandaries, Rowe still manages to deliver a slam-bang adventure.

The Denver Post, Review by Fred Cleaver
"Forbidden Cargo"

Rowe's first novel is a well-paced adventure based on a deeply imagined background of nanotechnology and directed evolution in which the web of multiple plot threads comes together.