Body of Glass

by Marge Piercy | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 014015602x Global Overview for this book
Registered by cjemerson of Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom on 3/16/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by cjemerson from Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, March 16, 2006
An interesting concept, a two thread novel juxtaposing a post-apocalyptic society in which a cyborg has been built, indistinguishable in almost every respect from a human being, and mediaeval Prague where a rabbi brings to life a Golem.

Both of the non-human characters struggle with their identities, trying to reconcile their sentience and emotions with their artificial provenance.both fall in love -- if love is the right word, a concept with which all of the characters struggle, both human and nonhuman.

The author's description of the future is prescient, especially as she was writing at a time when the Internet was less prevalent than it is today. Her evocation of Prague also seems well drawn; the mediaeval ghetto compared with the laagers of an unpleasant, corporately driven society in the future.

Even if you don't like sci-fi, try this.

Journal Entry 2 by cjemerson at Post Office on Monnow Street in Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Released 14 yrs ago (3/16/2006 UTC) at Post Office on Monnow Street in Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom

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