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The Silent City by Elisabeth Vonarburg

The Silent City

by Elisabeth Vonarburg

Other authors: Jane Brierley (Translator)

Series: Maerlande Chronicles (1)

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    Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (Sarasamsara)
    Sarasamsara: Wild Seed takes place in the past while The Silent City explores a post-apocalyptic future. Thematically, however, they are eerily similar. Vonarburg and Butler share similar sensibilities.

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Full of surprising ideas, with twists that really shock. The writing seemed clumsy, with some sections dragging into repetitive musings and other important sections being under-explored. This could be the fault of the translation. Overall, for fans of post-apocalyptic/gene-manipulating/life-extending/battling of the sexes novels, a must-read! ( )
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In the midst of a war-ravaged world, the City--sealed off from the Outside for three centuries--becomes the last refuge for a handful of human beings, including a girl endowed with extraordinary powers of rejuvenation. Reprint.

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