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 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.
Brilliant interweaving of cyborg and golem parables in richly imagined dystopia. Three generations of brilliant fierce women struggle to build worlds where they can become whole... Read morePublished 22 days ago by art teacher
An interesting look at the future of robots as they become more human-like (cyborgs) and relating them to the golem of the Kabbala. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maya L.
Pretty good, but it gets a bit preachy about global warming. If I want that, I'll read Al Gore books. I wanted Sci-fi.Published 1 month ago by Mike Dicker
One of my favorite books. had to read it for school and read it again because i loved it so much.Published 5 months ago by Jackie
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