The Stone Gods

The Stone Gods

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Playful, passionate, provocative, and frequently very funny, Jeanette Winterson'sThe Stone Gods is a story about Earth, about love, and about stories themselves.

On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and plentiful, as our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade Robo sapien Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they're assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it habitable backfires, Billie and Spike's flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past, and they discover that “everything is imprinted forever with what once was.”



Baker & Taylor
After rendering the planet unlivable, humankind begins to colonize a new blue planet, and heroine Billie Crusoe embarks on a personal odyssey into the future, in a futuristic adventure that explores humankind's relationship to the environment, power, and technology and assesses what it is that makes us human. By the author of Lighthousekeeping.

Harcourt Publishing
This new world weighs a yatto-gram.

But everything is trial-size; tread-on-me-tiny or blurred-out-offocus huge. There are leaves that have grown as big as cities, and there are birds that nest in cockleshells. On the white sand there are long-toed claw prints deep as nightmares, and there are rock pools in hand-hollows finned by invisible fish . . .

Mankind has rendered its planet unlivable and is beginning to colonize a new blue planet. Our heroine Billie Crusoe’s flight to the future is also a return to the distant past—“Everything is imprinted forever with what once was.” What begins as a witty, satirical futurist adventure deepens into a dazzling exploration of our relationship to environment, to power and technology, and to what defines us as humans.

For over twenty years Jeanette Winterson has consistently been one of our most brilliant writers. Lyrical, visionary, by turns funny and devastating, The Stone Gods is fiction at its most provocative.


Harcourt
Mankind has rendered his planet unliveable and is beginning to colonise a new, blue planet. Our heroine Billie Crusoe's flight to the future is also a flight to the distant past, where another planet was colonized. Only a female, and only a female of Winterson's vision, could present our past, present and future in such a stunning way: sardonic, cautionary, and deeply moving.

Blackwell North Amer
On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet - pristine and habitable, like our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. And off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade robo-sapian Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they're assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it inhabitable backfires, Billie and Spike's flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past - "Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was." What will happen when their story combines with the world's story? will they - and we - ever find a safe landing place?

Baker
& Taylor

After rendering the planet unlivable, humankind begins to colonize a new blue planet, and heroine Billie Crusoe embarks on a personal odyssey into the future, in an adventure that explores humankind's relationship to the environment, power, and technology.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151014910
0151014914
Branch Call Number: SF WINTERSON
Characteristics: p. cm

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Nov 21, 2011

Good three-piece story about AI and whether love survives death.

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