Mockingbird - Walter Tevis Reviews
Description:ISBN 0575079150 / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Walter Tevis / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is published 2007-06-14 ... more
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Walter Tevis Mockingbird
Edition: paperback / softback, Paperback, Gollancz
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Walter Tevis Mockingbird (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Man W ...
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by - written on 16/07/13 (Very useful, 68 readings)
In a world where reading is illegal and forgotten, where art is non existent and children are no longer born - is there any reason left to keep living? Mockingbird takes place in the distant future, in a time when the passing of time is no longer measured in years, but in colours. Although there are still humans, humanity has ceased to exist. For years all of the children have been raised in institutions, taught to value privacy and shun any meaningful contact with others. Families are forbidden. Casual sex is fine, but it is illegal for people to live together for more than one week, and children are no longer born. Paul and Mary Lou are among the youngest ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/12/09 (Very useful, 87 readings)
Recently I've been reading Gollanz's 'Masterworks' series - both their Crime series and their Fantasy and Sci-Fi collections. I've been put off of a number of the sci-fi novels I've read recently because they are extremely complicated (either that, or I'm really dense!) and generally have been too wordy and difficult to visualise. Ringworld and The Stars My Destination are prime examples of this. So going into Mockingbird I was slightly worried. How wrong I was! In a bleak future landscape where the human race has forgotten how to read or write, humans and robots co-exist. Humans are in decline and are drugged into submission through the robots by watching sex ... Read the complete review
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