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It really does hold up with an appeal for anyone who is interested in science, storytelling or fathers and sons. That might add up to a sizable audience.

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They'll be well-rewarded, and it's good that the book can withstand multiple readings. It will get read and re-read; it is, after all, a myth.

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Woman on the Edge of Time

August 28, See Further Festival. July 3, World Science Festival. June 6, Connie, the heroine, is a 37 year old Mexican-American living on welfare, who is incarcerated in a mental hospital and subjected to "mind-control" treatment.


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The realism of the narrative makes this really chilling it is reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and, combined with the knowledge we gradually acquire of her life story, it paints a bleak and far too plausible picture of how our society has institutionalised oppression of the weak. The story culminates with Connie's resolution to fight back, with a recognition that she is fighting a war on behalf of others as well as herself.

This narrative is interwoven with accounts of Connie's mental visits to the future. Here she is gradually introduced to a village community that is part of a global society organised on broadly anarchist lines.

At first it appears to be a "backward" and nontechnological society, but it gradually becomes clear that the people have a positive attitude to machinery, but use it only in ecologically sound ways. There are some interesting ideas on parenting children are born in artificial wombs and have three parents, and men can be modified to suckle , coming of age rituals, etc. We are given a good idea of the social "glue" that binds the society together and maintains social order, and also glimpse some outlines of a formal, but distributed and decentralised, decision-making structure.

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