Books: New Vibes

EASY TRAVEL TO OTHER PLANETS by Ted Mooney Farrar, Straus & Giroux 278 pages; $11.95

Melissa is a marine biologist who has become sexually involved with a dolphin named Peter. Jeffrey, Melissa's human lover, has given up a promising career as an architect to teach fifth-graders in the New York City public school system; he thinks of his students as "a kind of early warning system for what's next in the world." Meanwhile, their friend Nicole feels glum over the prospect of another abortion, her sixth. She would like to have...

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