Doubleluck...Home...with its streets of flowing gold, waterfalls of diamonds, lakes of perfume - and its deadly curse! Jade is the one human with the will to challenge all odds and find the key to save her species. Fellow creatures fear her ability to dream. The powerful Rulon will exterminate all galactic life unless he can possess both Jade and the riches of Doubleluck. The brutal Dreens seek to mate with her to improve their inferior stock. Escape from each of them brings her one step closer to the perfect monument that is Doubleluck - a monument that covers a lonely grave.
Coming of age, science fantasy
Some of the detours seem a little random, but they all come together in a story that might be a bit YA in feel now, but is classic SF. You're thrown into a world and while there are rules and certainly an occasional explanation-aside for the reader, you're frequently expected to put the pieces together from what the characters do.
For all the classic age of it, it's amazingly modern in spots as well, even visionary.
But forget the English-major analysis: it's a good yarn about a species of human that teleports around the universe, looking for the fabled planet of Doubleluck, the El Dorado of the Galaxy, and the sass-and-vinegar teen who finds it. And finds out there are people who want it never found, and enemies who want to rule it. ...oops.