The stone gods
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Hamish Hamilton , London, New York, New York
Interplanetary voyages -- Fi
|LC Classifications||PR6073.I558 S76 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||206 p. ;|
|ISBN 10||0241143950, 0241143985|
|ISBN 13||9780241143957, 9780241143988|
|LC Control Number||2007531265|
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The first part of the story, which spans nearly half the book, is set in a futuristic world. Science and technology is highly developed, people eat and drink synthetically made food, people can genetically freeze their age and always look young, space travel is highly evolved, humans have robots to do many tasks/5.
The Stone Gods is an exceptional book. It is lyrical but dense, a deep love story that also discusses some fundamental ideas of humanity (freedom, maturity and humanity, sexuality and love) against the backdrop of a frighteningly possible future (a third world war resulting Cited by: THE STONE GODS, Jeanette Winterson's new novel, makes an excellent choice for desert-planet reading—scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures read THE STONE GODS for new discoveries in language, love and what it means to be human."/5(17).
Synopsis (from the author): Eno the Thracian is a hero for hire, solving other people's problem for a profitable fee. In the second book of the series, Eno angers the Great God Pan and is forced to leave his native Thrace for somewhere more 'civilized' where the God of the Wood cannot follow him/5(57).
The Stone Gods NPR coverage of The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Jeanette Winterson. The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson's most imaginative novels -- an interplanetary love story; a traveller's tale; a hymn to the beauty of the world.
On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet - pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction.4/5(1). Exactly. After Billie finds a copy of a book titled The Stone Gods, Spike asks her what it’s about.
“A repeating world,” replies Billie, a world in which every end is a fresh beginning and every beginning anticipates an apocalypse. Vonnegut did it : Jeanette Winterson. In her new novel, The Stone Gods, she thoroughly enjoys playing with creation narratives and ideas about origins so it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to say that she could find a way to position herself and her work in a universal continuum of literary work that extends across time and space and genre.
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The Stone Gods was written by Jeanette Winterson and published in It combines components of a romance novel with a post apocalypse work while still touching on the topics of how governments are controlled by large corporations, the damaging effects of war, the slow and steady dehumanization because of increasing technological use, and many n: Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods, a human-robot love story set in a dystopian future, is enlivened by a sliver of autobiography, says Tim Adams.
The “stone gods” are the literal giant statues of Easter Island. Metaphorically, they represent any blind pursuit of arbitrary status and technological supremacy that results in bankruptcy of spirit and resources. The final two sections of the novel, “Post-3 War” and “Wreck City,” are of a piece, one picking up directly from the other.
“The Stone Gods” is a Baedeker for Earth’s future, with the reader as another sapiens on a world tour, being informed and programmed to make intelligent decisions. The Stone Gods Quotes Showing of 45 “What it means to be human is to bring up your children in safety, educate them, keep them healthy, teach them how to care for themselves and others, allow them to develop in their own way among adults who are sane and responsibile, who know the value of the world and not its economic by: Books The Stone Gods July 3, Buy from Waterstones Buy from Hive.
On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet – pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction.
And off the air, Billie and Spike are falling in love. She is riding on the train and finds a manuscript called The Stone Gods, she reads some of the text and we recognize it from the first section of the book.
Billie works in Tech City, Robo Sapiens have just been developed by the MORE corporation, but rather than servants for humanity they are hailed as rulers that will prevent further wars. Of immense imaginary and emotional scope, The Stone Gods is Jeanette Winterson at her prescient, playful, muscular best.
An interplanetary love story, a traveller’s tale, a hymn to the beauty of the world, this is a novel that will change forever the stories we tell.
"The Stone Gods" is unabashedly entertaining while being ambitiously interwoven in structure, powerful in expression. One can find examples of more intriguing science fiction and maybe more imaginative glimpses into the future; and some heterosexual readers may be irritated at how all chance encounters seem to involve exclusively homosexual by: Why Do Stupid People Think They're Smart.
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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, The Stone Gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves. "Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures." —The New York Times Book Review.
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The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson pp, Hamish Hamilton, £ It's odd to find characters in a science-fiction novel repeatedly announcing that they hate science fiction. The Independent Books Puzzles indy Apps Ebooks iJobs The Stone Gods neither satisfies as science fiction nor as a literary novel that does anything new with genre.
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In The Stone Gods, Democracy is an illusion, and the disturbing perpetration of mass illiteracy by the government keeps the hoi polloi in their place, caught up in a society of narcissism and /5.
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The Stone Gods is a critique of contemporary ways and man's insistence on control and dominance, on taming worlds and imposing rigid systems. Things go wrong -- even the best laid plans of the the best scientific minds (so with the least plausible but essential plot turn, the intervention on Planet Blue) -- but much of these worlds is also.
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Some of the various arguments for atheism claim that the concept of God is incoherent, that there are logical problems with the existence of such a being. Perhaps the best known of these is the paradox of the stone: Can God create a stone so heavy that he cannot lift it? Either God can create such a stone .The Stone Gods by by Jeanette Winterson This The Stone Gods book is not really ordinary book, you have it then the world is in your hands.
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