The Child Garden: A Low Comedy (Paperback)

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Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards.

An exuberant celebration of excess set in a resource-poor but defiantly energetic twenty-first century.--The New York Times

A richly absorbing tale--with a marvelous premise expertly carried out.--Kirkus Reviews

Excellent. . . . Dark and witty and full of love, closely observed, and sprinkled with astonishing ideas. Science fiction of a very high order.--Greg Bear

One of the most imaginative accounts of futuristic bioengineering since Greg Bear's Blood Music.--Locus

In a future London, humans photosynthesize, organics have replaced electronics, viruses educate people, and very few live past forty. But Milena is resistant to the viruses. She's alone until she meets Rolfa, a huge, hirsute Genetically Engineered Polar Woman, and Milena realizes she might, just might, be able to find a place for herself after all.

Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels The King's Last Song, Air (a Clarke and Tiptree Award winner), and The Unconquered Country (a World Fantasy Award winner), and the collection Paradise Tales. Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781931520287
ISBN-10: 1931520283
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Pages: 386
Language: English