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The Child Garden Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden By Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

Condition - Very Good
6 in stock


'Angela Carter meets Derek Jarman's Jubilee in a Max Ernst landscape. Excellent' Time Out

The Child Garden Summary

The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

In a semi-tropical London, surrounded by paddy-fields, the people feed off the sun like plants, the young are raised in Child Gardens and educated by viruses, and the Consensus oversees the country, 'treating' non-conformism. Information, culture, law and politics are biological functions.

But Milena is different: she is resistant to viruses and an incredible musician, one of the most extraordinary women of her age. This is her story and that of her friends, like Lucy the immortal tumour and Joseph the Postman whose mind is an information storehouse for others, and Rolfa, genetically engineered as a Polar Bear, whose beautiful singing voice first awakens Milena to the power of music.

The Child Garden Reviews

Angela Carter meets Derek Jarman's Jubilee in a Max Ernst landscape. Excellent * TIME OUT *
I can't imagine anyone not getting charmed doo-lally by this book * CITY LIMITS *
This book should make Ryman a front-runner for the major literary prizes * GUARDIAN *
One of the sturdiest monuments of Humanist SF * ENCYLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION *

About Geoff Ryman

Geoff Ryman was born in Canada in 1952 but moved to America when he was eleven. He moved to London in 1973. He began writing science fiction in 1976. His other novels include Was and 253. He currently lives and works in London and Oxfordshire.

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The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Winner of Arthur C. Clarke Award 1990 (UK) Winner of John W Campbell Award 1990 (UK) Short-listed for British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 1990 (UK)
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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