Daughters of a Coral Dawn

by Katherine V. Forrest

“The sky begins to shimmer with the silver of brilliant star clusters, the eerie radiance of red and blue fluorescence. One huge moon, glowing gold, is soon joined by two others, much smaller, which slowly rise above the horizon, each jagged in shape as if carelessly formed. Night falls suddenly and completely, and we sit together in a glorious royal-blue world illuminated with silver. It is Mother who speaks, softly: ‘So lovely a world. . . is surely meant for women.'”

Late in the 22nd century, the settling of a new world falls on the strong shoulders of young Megan. The perfect leader, she undertakes to guide her sisters to a new planet, free from the shackles of the brutal Earth regime. Negotiating politics in a society of women is second only to securing their safety. When a landing party of men and women discover their colony Megan must decide if the outsiders will live or die. And that includes Lt. Laurel Meredith, whose disturbing beauty is as dangerous to Megan as her people are to Megan’s world.

Originally published in 1984 by Naiad Press.





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Genre Fantasy
Length 240 pages
Publication Date January 1, 1984
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594933042e
Cover Designer Sandy Knowles


  • The first book in the Lambda Literary Award winning series!
  • Full of wry humor, feminist sensibilities and a searing love story...
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2 reviews for Daughters of a Coral Dawn – eBook

  1. Wendy F

    I have enjoyed many of Katherine Forrest’s books. They are always thought provoking and enjoyable. This book was no exception. I enjoyed the plot and the fact that the women involved were self sufficient and sought out their own world so they could live the lives they wanted to live. The courage they displayed in going to a new world and bucking the odds was inspiring. The sacrifices they had to make really requires the reader to look inside themselves to see what they are made of. All of the characters had depth and were relatable. I want to know when the next ship is headed to Maternas, sign me up. If you like strong women, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure and romance, you will not want to miss this book.

  2. Kathleen (verified owner)

    I can’t say enough about this series. I’ve read it several times, and each time, find a new tidbit. Here is a tale about the power of women, and what happens when they find their rightful place in the universe!

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