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The Silver Metal Lover
The Silver Metal Lover
Author: Tanith Lee
ISBN: 10498
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Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Enjoyed this book very much. It's science fiction as I have come to know and love it. It
is more like the days of Harlan Ellison, Frederick Pohl and my all time favorite Isaac Asimov, my true SciFi hero. I like thinking that even in the distant future they have held on to some of our books, plays, and even vintage renaissance era type clothing and yet still for all its advances the world is forever and world of have and have nots. My only area of displeasure was the very last few pages which I had trouble reconciling with the rest of the story. I think it could have ended one chapter earlier and still been just as good. Worth reading? Yes. And if it wasn't already on someone else's wish list I might have been tempted to keep it and give it a home on my bookshelf.
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reviewed The Silver Metal Lover on + 20 more book reviews
I fell in love with this book, and the main characters -- hmm, I think it was ninth grade. Decades ago. I actually read it too much. Much of it's ground into my memory.

I used to be able to quote all the songs back then. :D

(I have a preference for this, the original paperback edition, because even though the cover is not as beautiful as Silver really is, it's a DAW Book. Back in the days of the yellow spines. And for a long time, I could only find Tanith Lee in DAW paperbacks, or sometimes library hardcovers.)

Now, all that aside, it's an awesome book for any teen. Remember when you thought you'd die whenever someone was mean to you? When it seemed like the world would end when you fell in love, or had a crush?

And quotes from Romeo and Juliet are part of the story. The drama that underscores being a frantic adolescent in an adult world. Even though Romeo's tragic flaw was stupidity, was Juliet's?

I still love so much about The Silver Metal Lover. Sarcastic Clovis. Getting inside Jane's skin. Grand gestures. Growing up.

As always, with Tanith Lee it's a fantastic ride. Maybe you won't want to come back either...
Leesa-Dee avatar reviewed The Silver Metal Lover on + 48 more book reviews
The novel by Tanith Lee on which this comic is based was a very interesting story. This full-color comic book is an adaptation of that novel. While it was interesting to see Robbins interpretation of the novel, I have to say that the novel is better. Too much detail and depth had to be sacrificed in this comic book version of the story. Also, I think Robbins version of Silver just doesn't do justice to Lee's description of the robot. Maybe it is the limitations of the comic book format, but Silver just looks boring compared to how Tanith Lee describes him in her novel.
There are a few nude scenes in the comic book, but nothing too shocking just a few bare breasts.
jaylou avatar reviewed The Silver Metal Lover on + 40 more book reviews
This is about a girl who falls in love with a robot and tries to find the right way to tell her mother.
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Robots have replaced human labor on earth, causing massive unemployment in a world devastated by pollution and natural disasters. Then Electronic Metals releases a new line: performing artists and sexual companions designed to entertain human partners. Jane, a rich, lonely, and insecure 16-year-old, meets one, the minstrel Silver, and falls passionately in love, despite revulsion at the idea of preferring a mechanical man to a human. She gives up everything she has known for him, and discovers herself. Silver becomes more and more "human" in loving her--a clever illusion created by his programming. Or is it? This unstable society can't afford any evidence that some robots might be indistinguishable from humans!