Mockingbird Author:Walter Tevis In the vast and cluttered factory room where he was brought into awareness his dark eyes looked around him with excitement and life. He was on a stretcher when he first experienced the power of consciousness enveloping his nascent being like a wave, becoming his being. His constricted throat gagged and then cried out at the force of it - at th... more »e force of being in the world.
He was named Spofforth by one of the few men who still knew how to read...
Walter Tevis, internationally acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth, has given us a brillantly vivid glimpse at a fture where the human race has voluntarily given up its freedom to machines and technology, where "quick sex" is best, where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. It it a dying stagnant world of no children, no art, no progress. The world of Mockingbird is a terrifyingly familiar and believable world.
Mockingbird revolves around two human beings, Paul and Mary Lou. They meet, fall in love, and discover a whole world of lost values and emotions. It is the story of Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, who guards his secreats and wants only to die....« less