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GAIA'S TOYS

Ore, Rebecca (pseudonym of Rebecca Bard Brown)

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ISBN 10: 0312857810 / ISBN 13: 9780312857813
Edité par Tor [1995]., New York, 1995
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Octavo, boards. First edition. This dark vision of America's future which "may be her finest individual work . [is] set in a distant near future America, a devastated, environmentally degraded, authoritarian dystopia organized so as to oppress and humiliate the unprivileged, who comprise the vast majority of a world where technology has begun to fail and scarcity once again to reign. As in THE ILLEGAL REBIRTH OF BILLY THE KID, the protagonist's Identity is split and threatened and mocked; she is raped more than once, and is involuntarily seconded -- after being subjected to savage interrogations perhaps crueler than those found in George Orwell's NINETEEN EIGHT-FOUR -- into working as a government agent in a war against terrorism. The terrorists in this instance are convinced that through genetic engineering killer creatures can be shaped into defenders of a supine Gaia. There is a modestly uplifting ending, not entirely convincing." - John Clute, SFE (online). Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#144987). N° de réf. du libraire 144987

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Titre : GAIA'S TOYS

Éditeur : Tor [1995]., New York

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

In a dark American future of customized gene restructuring and computer-controlled lifestyles, a group of eco-terrorists band together to stop the creation of a new mutation that threatens the last scrap of human freedom.

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Thanks to its brilliant, macabre vision of America's not-too-distant future, Ore's new novel puts her squarely in the ranks of such leading-edge sf talent as William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. The twenty-first century she imagines brings--along with bioengineered nanoviruses that keep the rich perpetually young and mandatory cyberspace brain hookups for the poor (for human brains, it turns out, are cheaper than computer brains for running menial programs)--a ruthless caste of eco-terrorists whose latest strike wipes out a score of oil refineries with a miniature nuclear bomb. One terrorist named Allison, aka Mattie Higgins, is nabbed before the explosion, interrogated with high-tech brain probes, and cleverly drafted as an undercover infiltrator for the government. Her new objective: to catch an outlaw gene-tweaker who is breeding insects capable of drugging humans into pacifism. Using three ingeniously different points of view, Ore fuses slick and absorbing storytelling with sophisticated speculative science. Carl Hays

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