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Octavo, boards. First edition. THE DAZZLE OF DAY, Gloss' first SF novel, "is set mostly in a generation starship inhabited by a complex familial mix of folk, mostly Quakers, who are depicted with a gravity sometimes reminiscent of the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, especially when Gloss treats her enclosed society as an ecology viewed through an anthropological lens. The ship's arrival on a mountainous and (austerely) pastoral planet is narrated mutedly." - John Clute, SFE (online). A New York Times Notable Book. Winner of a PEN Center West Fiction Prize. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145929). N° de réf. du libraire
A New York Times Notable Book
The Dazzle of Day is a brilliant and widely celebrated mixture of mainstream literary fiction and hard SF. Molly Gloss turns her attention to the frontiers of the future, when the people of our over-polluted planet Earth voyage out to the stars to settle new worlds, to survive unknown and unpredictable hardships, and to make new human homes. Specifically, it is a story about people who have grown up on a ship that is traveling to a new world, and about the society and culture that have evolved among them by the time they arrive at their new home planet.
Review: Earth is ailing, and Quakers from various countries band together for a brave mission: build a self-sustaining spaceship, and travel to the stars to find another home. The Dazzle of Day chronicles the lives of people who grew up on the Dusty Miller and lived to see it reach its destination.
Spiritual, steady Kristina plays the middle note in Gloss's triadic exploration of the inner lives of women; Verano begins the journey from Earth, and Vintro's story comprises the finishing notes after the journey's end. Onboard the Dusty Miller, a depressive malaise spreads throughout the colonists, and Kristina's daughter-in-law Juko witnesses a suicide by a co-worker while mending the ship's solar sails. Other players include Juko's son Cejo, her quiet ex-husband Humberto, and her husband Bjoro, a scientist who visits the new planet's inhospitable surface and lives to bring back reports. The colonists, who've lived their entire lives on a small climate-controlled ship, must decide whether to adjust to life on the chilly planet, prepare to terraform a section on its surface, or continue on to search for a more suitable home.
Gloss's lyrical and leisurely prose describes the lives of the spacefarers: religion and politics, quarrels and friendships, love and despisal, illness and death. At times this science fiction feels homespun as the gentle but human Quakers strive for consensus in their community during a time of wrenching change.
Titre : THE DAZZLE OF DAY
Éditeur : Tor .
Date d'édition : 1997
Description du livre Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. N° de réf. du libraire G0312863365I3N10
Description du livre Tor Books. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2729065884
Description du livre Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. État : Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. N° de réf. du libraire G0312863365I5N10
Description du livre Tor Books. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2762525114
Description du livre Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. État : Fair. Dust Cover Missing. N° de réf. du libraire G0312863365I5N01
Description du livre TOR, 1997. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition... NEW YORK: TOR, 1997. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SALE. N° de réf. du libraire 6814
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Description du livre Tor Books. État : Very Good. First edition copy. . Very Good dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire X06A-00306
Description du livre Tor Books, 1997. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0312863365 Gloss, Molly. Dazzle of Day. New York: TOR Books, 1997. 254pp. Glossary. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. N° de réf. du libraire UGLODAZ00NJ