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Singer from the Sea
Singer from the Sea
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
An accomplished student and heiress to a great title, Genevieve has been brought up as a Proper Young Lady, carefully instructed in the Covenants. She must soon take up the time-honoured responsibilities of womanhood: that is to marry a nobleman of her father's choosing and bear a child at the age of thirty.But Genevieve remembers all the storie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781857987492
ISBN-10: 1857987497
Publication Date: 3/8/2001
Pages: 544
Edition: New Ed
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Gollancz
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 2
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


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