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In this diverting tale of the 21st century, Piercy explores a world where information has become a commodity more precious than gold.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This is Piercy's first full-fledged foray into science fiction, although Woman on the Edge of Time ( LJ 6/1/76) flirted with the genre. In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental disaster and war, with much of the populace living in corporate domes. Depressed over child custody problems with Josh, her ex-husband, Shira Shipman returns to her childhood home, one of the few free Jewish towns. There she falls in love with Yod, an illegal cyborg created to defend the town against attack. Filled with fantastic technological description, the plot zooms to a page-turning climax. A story of a golem in 17th-century Prague told by Shira's warmhearted grandmother mirrors the action. While not as visionary as Doris Lessing's "Canopus in Argos" novels, this projection of a world with a computer for a soul has the ring of reality. As usual, Piercy's women are strong and sympathetic. With the exception of Yod, her men are either frivolous or cold. Recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/91.
- Harriet Gottfried, NYPL
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This novel presents parallel stories of the Golum of Prague and the cyborg of the future, both "men" created to protect the societies in which they were "born. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by katla
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This one was tough-going for me because of all the anti-male propaganda slipped under the door. Normally I don't find feminist SF that hard to deal with, but my favourite novels in... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by sleeping sheepsnake
Marge Piercy doesn't do science fiction often. As with many writers who dip into that genre infrequently, it can be a toss up whether or not the next attempt will be good. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2002 by TammyJo Eckhart
Marge Piercey's He, She, and It is a slightly different twist on the usual futuristic narrative of corporate control and artificial intelligence. Read morePublished on May 2 2002 by Laurie
to enjoy this book. Piercy paints a picture of a corporate run world that is ravaged by pollution and crime. Only a few free cities remain. Read morePublished on March 30 2002
This book is a very hard book to follow. There are two stories going on at the same time, and it is hard to keep the information separate.Published on Feb. 6 2002 by Lisa
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I asked a friend to suggest a book of the kind you can not put down. He suggested this one and trusting him I bought it - unwillingly, for it did not look like my kind of book at... Read morePublished on Dec 9 2000