The Child Garden, Or, A Low Comedy

The Child Garden, Or, A Low Comedy

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Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards.

"An exuberant celebration of excess set in a resource-poor but defiantly energetic twenty-first century."-- The New York Times

"A richly absorbing tale--with a marvelous premise expertly carried out."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Excellent. . . . Dark and witty and full of love, closely observed, and sprinkled with astonishing ideas. Science fiction of a very high order."--Greg Bear

"One of the most imaginative accounts of futuristic bioengineering since Greg Bear's Blood Music ."-- Locus

In a future London, humans photosynthesize, organics have replaced electronics, viruses educate people, and very few live past forty. But Milena is resistant to the viruses. She's alone until she meets Rolfa, a huge, hirsute Genetically Engineered Polar Woman, and Milena realizes she might, just might, be able to find a place for herself after all.

Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels The King's Last Song , Air (a Clarke and Tiptree Award winner), and The Unconquered Country (a World Fantasy Award winner), and the collection Paradise Tales . Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.

Publisher: Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, 2011
Edition: 1st Small Beer Press ed
ISBN: 9781931520287
1931520283
Characteristics: vii, 386 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Low comedy
Child garden

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