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Reed, Kit

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ISBN 10: 0932511953 / ISBN 13: 9780932511959
Edité par Black Ice Books [Published by the Fiction Collective Two 1994.], [Boulder, CO and Normal, IL], 1994
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Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signed by Reed. "Unusual dystopia. The "Little Sisters of the Apocalypse" are biker nuns who are expert hackers. Focus is on a society of women waiting for men to return from the war." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy. (#140042). N° de réf. du libraire 140042

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Éditeur : Black Ice Books [Published by the Fiction Collective Two 1994.], [Boulder, CO and Normal, IL]

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : Soft cover

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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In a pre-apocalyptic future, a motorcycle gang of nuns heads out on a mysterious rescue mission.

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From Reed (Thief of Lives, 1992, etc.) a story on two levels- -one far from real life, and one (we can only assume) directly connected to the author's heart. An intermittent secondary narrative informs us that K's mother is dying and that K, a writer, must construct a narrative--so that she can offset her sadness by creating something with perfect closure. (By the end, it is clear that K. is Reed.) The resulting, futuristic narrative is diverting: It concerns the abandoned women of Schell Island, Ariz., whose husbands have for five years been away at war; the plotting by the nearby Outlaw clan, who have been displaced by the families of Schell, to regain their home territory; and the arrival of the Little Sisters of the Apocalypse- -biker nuns who wear leather and are expert computer hackers. The scene on Schell is tense: Chag, a poet and (in the men's absence) lieutenant governor of the island, is secretly hated by the beautiful, bitter chief of police, Courtney. When the Little Sisters arrive, Courtney somehow sees it as a plot. Meanwhile, Queenie, head of the Outlaws, views all the Schell women as ``walking Barbies.'' There are, however, a few men left on the island--the 4-F dirtbags Squiggy and Kitten Joe. Courtney enlists them to fight the Little Sisters, starting out by getting Squiggy to rape head Sister Trini. But Kitten Joe mobilizes his army of cats (!) to stop Courtney at a crucial moment. The fundamental idea here is that women have many ways of dealing with loss: Enforced closure (end dependency, kill the men, start over as new women) is the quickest way, but sometimes life demands a more complicated response. Though it seems intended as a bonk-you-over-the-head novel of ideas, it ends simply as a touching tribute to the author's mother, a bittersweet space-age tale on the nature of women and loss. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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