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Singer from the Sea
Singer from the Sea
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
LOCUS magazine has called Sheri S. Tepper "one of SF's most distinctive voices." Few writers in any genre possess her astonishing ability to combine intelligence, imagination, humor, and humanism in equal measure. Her latest novel is yet another remarkable feat of world-building that employs uncommon insight, literary creativity, and truth to sa...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380974801
ISBN-10: 0380974800
Publication Date: 4/1999
Pages: 426
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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Haven is one of the planets settled by humanity after Earth was depleted. Almost completely covered by water, the planet's north island is ruled by a rigid aristocratic society in which men tend to outlive their wives many times over, and girls are taught to be pious and resigned to whatever fate may hold in store for them, while the south island is ruled by an even stricter theocracy. Genevieve, a noble's daughter, is forced to abandon her preferred role of observer when an unwanted marriage and a forbidden love enter her life. Starting out as a combination fantasy of manners/space opera, the story places Genevieve at the very core of Haven's fate and a crucial time for the society she was raised to alter from within, blending Maori myths, espionage, interplanetary invasion, ecofeminism, adventure, a searing indictment of social injustice and a sly sense of humor in a page-turning sci-fi fable.
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What an unusual book. Very intriguing and well thought out and written. Some really interesting ideas regarding man's place in a world as well as animals and nature. And a world soul rather than individual souls. Lots to think about.
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I liked it. It was confusing at times, but still drew me in.
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Interesting "soft" science-fiction