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Time travel, aliens, and the politics of sexuality combine with tragic violence in Frey's deeply satisfying debut. [...] It never once loses its course. Frey tells the story from varying points of view in distinct voices, imagining a world at once completely alien and utterly human. -Publishers Weekly, starred review
A stirring adventure, and a tender love story, from a first-time author who truly embraces the limitless possibilities the future may bring. J.M. Frey's Triptych satisfies any sci-fi reader looking for a different take on the first contact motif, or anyone looking to explore the possible evolution of human sexuality and love. - Lambda Literary
Not only is this a wonderful story, but it's a wonderfully told story. (...) Beneath all the action and the drama, there are some big questions asked within the novel - the answers to which we're guided, but have to realise for ourselves. That's what makes a good science fiction novel memorable. -Bibary Book Lust
Debut author Frey knocks it out of the park with a remarkable tale of alien refugees, time travel, intrigue, the pervasive madness of grief, and love that transcends culture, gender, and species. Classic science fiction elements are smoothly updated for a modern audience. - Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2011
Wonderful Canadian sci-fi about bisexual alien refugees on Earth, queer family structures, identity, and murder. -- The Advocate, Best Overlooked Books of 2011
"You know..." she said slowly, and almost so softly that Evvie didn't hear it."You know those movies where the aliens come to Earth, and they... I dunno, they try to steal our natural resources, or create a nuclear winter so they can turn the Earth into slag, or they melt the polar ice caps and New York is under fathoms of water, or they clone us for slaves, or create terrifying bioweapons and wipe us all out and use our cities for farmland, or...all that stuff?" Gwen looked up. "It was nothing like that."
Part District 9, part Lost in Translation, part Stranger in a Strange Land, Triptych is a poignant, character-driven science fiction story about tolerance, love and loss.
J.M .Frey’s science fiction novel, Triptych, is about time travel, aliens in human culture, one of the many faces of love, and the challenges of accepting new cultural norms. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carol Holland March
Wonderfully written science fiction novel about tolerance, acceptance, bigotry, betrayal and most of all, love. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great and original story. I love the relationship aspects and the realism of it. The unknown and the fear and the love and the loss they all experience was a fresh take on the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Cornell
I'm sorry, I just couldn't embrace this trio. Cross-species and time travel? The sex scenes were somehow erotic and at the same time disturbing. I applaud the effort. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Hickory Nut
The worst part about Triptych is falling in love with Kalp, just as the humans, Gwen and Basil do, all the while knowing that he dies. No, that's not a spoiler. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Wendy B
this book was so enjoyable that
i had a hard time putting it down.
it was such an easy read. ty
I don't read very much genre fiction that involves aliens or time travel, and I'm judgmentally wary of low-cost sci-fi/fantasy Kindle books from tiny presses, especially debut... Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by exalt80
I really enjoyed how different the world JM Frey created was compared to our own world. I feel like the ending could be a little different and we should have gotten difinitive... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Pen Name
Locquacious, daring, and socially relevant; J.M. Frey's "Triptych" is not afraid to push the boundaries that define love and relationships. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by Sven Michael Davison